We all go through rough patches. Patches were it seems impossible to pick ourselves up again, because we can’t see the end of the tunnel. However, it is never too late to get over a rough patch. You may just need a little pick me up, and some help. A show that truly shows the belief in this is Queer Eye, which you can find on Netflix now. It reminds us all that the we all need a little pick me up, which makes this the perfect show to watch when you need a smile. Don’t believe me? Then here are 5 reasons on why you should watch Queer Eye when you need a pick me up.
1. The guys are funny!
The show is hosted by 5 guys named Johnathan, Tan, Kamaro, Bobby, and Antoni. The guys are hilarious! Their laughter is contagious, and help everyone on the show plus those watching smile at their antics. Jonathan probably makes me laugh the hardest because he truly embraces his feminine and masculinity at the same time. He even gets the ‘manly’ men to practice their catwalks when they are with him.
2. Proof you are not alone
Every person that they help on the show come from various backgrounds and dealing with different troubles. Each issue is different and no two experiences are the same. One man lost his wife is struggling to be a single dad dealing with his grief. One woman has been on her own for so long that she needed help on how to let others help after being kicked out of her home at 16. They open up their lives and share these very personal moments on camera to only find out that they have so much in common with the hosts and others in their community.
3. Promise of a better tomorrow.
After the hosts leave, we watch the people take the first steps to take their journey to a better tomorrow on their own two feet. We cheer for them when they finally propose or celebrate their family coming together. However, the most amazing thing is that these progressions continued even after the TV crew left. You can really see this in the first season on Netflix. A lonely truck driver wanted to look for love, but was stuck on his ex, Abby. At the end of the show, we watched Abby agree to go on a date with her ex, and have a fabulous time. A year later, he has remarried Abby and thanked the hosts on social media for giving him the boost to go get his girl.
4. Family looks different for everyone.
Many of the people featured on the show have a variety of different family structures. One family had these adorably wonderful adoptive kids. One woman built a family out of her friends after she was kicked out of her home. The hosts built a family around each other because they all have faced adversity and challenges that they could relate to. It really brings the different family structures in America to light.
5. We all just want to be loved and to be accepted.
The overall message this show brings is that we all just want to be loved and be accepted. It doesn’t matter what walk of life that you come from. You still want these two things because too often we forget to love ourselves and have these labels that don’t match us put onto us by society.
Queer Eye maybe simple put as a show that:
“The style experts forge relationships with men and women who often have different beliefs from them, leading to moments of social commentary interspersed with style advice. Advising people in need of lifestyle makeovers are food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France and culture expert Karamo Brown.” – Wikipedia
However, it is more than just that quick caption. It is we all need a little pick me up, which makes this the perfect show to watch when you need a smile. We all need love and acceptance no matter what.