Critic Consensus: Queer Eye adapts for a different era without losing its style, charm, or sense of fun, proving that the show's formula remains just as sweetly addictive even after a change in location and a new group of hosts.
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What makes Queer Eye so appealing and so frustrating are its attempts to stuff the wide world of masculinity into an hour-long makeover show. I
The new Fab Five prove dependably charming and charismatic, and rule over the show's familiar bailiwicks -- though they do so, it must be said, with a bit more wet-eyed sincerity than the O.G. crew.
It's a tasty reality TV smoothie: part food show, part real estate show, part makeover show, part matchmaking show, part therapy, and sweet throughout.
Queer Eye's genuine emotion will cut right to the heart. Even with the campiness and gimmick that brought everyone together, Queer Eye was still grounded in its central message of acceptance and life makeover.
But this is a much more self-aware and critically thinking Queer Eye, and it feels primed for our era: it is about forging diverse connections when many in power are seeking to deepen divisions. It is warm-hearted and kind in a time that is not.
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