Happy Pride Month! For me, the perfect kick off this Pride is Netflix’s new season of their hit show Queer Eye. To date, there has not been a single season that I did not love, but I must say, this is the best season of Queer Eye that has been produced. Between the amazing stories, the tugs on the heartstrings, and the amazing transformations, I cannot see how anyone would be disappointed by this new entry.
Season 5 sees the Fab 5 (Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, and Kuramo Brown) head off to Philadelphia for their next set of Heroes that include an immigrant fishmonger whose struggling with both opening a restaurant and his broken family, a fresh out of highschool climate activist struggling with deep anxiety, and a non-profit worker who was homeless for many years after being sent away by his caregiver at age eleven. These are only three of the ten incredible stories and transformations this season.
The stories and emotions of this season hit a high for the series. I found myself crying at almost every episode as the creators of this show continue to do an incredible job at delivering heart and emotion. By the end of every episode, I was desperately wanting to watch the next. Common to Netflix’s shows, this show is highly binge-able and that is both a good and bad thing. The bad side to it is not a detriment to the shows quality, but rather a detriment to the consumer in that they will be left angry that there is not more. In other words, I want season 6 now.
The only negative I have of this season is the way the Fab 5 hold various instruments in the opening and transition sequence. As an instrumentalist, it is very triggering. That minute detail is, as I said, my only criticism of the season. Well done to the production team, Fab 5, and everyone else involved for creating a near perfect season of reality television.