The Fab Five of Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert; Tan France, fashion expert; Karamo Brown, culture expert; Bobby Berk, design expert; and Jonathan Van Ness, grooming expert, are back to transform the lives of eight new 'heroes'.
For season 3 of the makeover show, the Fab Five are leaving Atlanta, Georgia for Kansas City, Missouri. While arguably not as memorable as the last two seasons of 'Queer Eye', these latest episodes still give you all the feels. Prepare to have your heart touched, funnybones ticked, and to be inspired.
For those unfamiliar with it, 'Queer Eye' follows the Fab Five as they meet men and women from various backgrounds. They hope to rejuvenate their 'heroes'' lives by redefining their wardrobes, grooming, diet, cultural pursuits, and home décor. While each of the Fab Five has a different personality and objective, their goal is one - to help the 'hero' emerge from their shell and become their best self.
The first episode of the new series follows Jody, a hunter who wants to be more 'feminine'. Next up is unkempt camp leader Joey. The third episode looks at sisters Mary and Deborah, a pair of loveable, sassy sisters with a thriving barbecue business. Mary and Deborah will have you smiling and laughing in no time. The biggest tearjerkers of the season follow soon after. Jess is a young African American woman who was pushed aside by her adoptive parents after coming out, while Rob is a widower caring for his two young sons.
Season 3 features one of the cheesiest, most staged 'Queer Eye' moments ever at the end of episode 1 while the best reveal of the Fab Five ever comes about halfway through the season. Aside from that, the season lacks the standout moments of its predecessors. Moreover, when it tries to touch on deep subjects like gun control, it feels skimmed over and simplified, unlike when police brutality was discussed in season one in an impressively engaging way.
What's so great about 'Queer Eye' is that compared to other makeover shows, the 'heroes' (which is just the loveliest name for them) are never pushed into a place where they don't recognise themselves. While they're challenged to leave their comfort zone, they are never made do in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. The heroes are carefully selected whereby there's not only an interesting diversity between them. They also share a willingness to change and try something new. This is essential for allowing the Fab Five to help them help themselves, making 'Queer Eye' one of the most re-watchable and heart-warming shows out there. It always feels completely genuine and communal. Moreover, it leaves you with the feeling that you're never alone.