Queer Eye returns, except this time it’s featuring a Brazilian cast. Ultimately, it has all ingredients from the highly successful American version. And in a show like this, that’s the best you could have hoped for.
This review of the Netflix series Queer Eye Brazil season 1 does not contain any spoilers.
Whilst Queer Eye: Brazil may start a little bit cringy with the opening scene, it soon draws you in. Within minutes, the new “fab five” are hard not to like. It’s quite likely that if you’re watching the Brazilian version of Queer Eye, you will have seen the more well-known American version. So, if that’s the case, you’ll know exactly what to expect from the six episodes in the first season.
In the first episode, we see a divorced press officer who is stuck in the past. She must learn that she needs to ditch old habits (and old furniture) to try and be happy. That kind of format follows each episode, with other highlights being a devoted Mom who is too busy caring for her trans son to keep up with her own happiness, and so on. These are exactly the kind of warm stories we have come to love in Queer Eye. And this version does well in keeping them a part of the show.
The episode titles also keep in line with the show, and when such thought has gone into a title, it proves there’s been a lot of study into the show (those titles are “Monsters, Out!”, “It’s About Seeing Love”, “A Lovely Woman”, “Life”, “Diva and Debt”, “A Huge Heart”, and “An Animal’s Best Friend”).
There’s one individual that the audience may favor more than anyone, though, and that’s Seba from the final episode, purely for the fact that he rescues animals and works as an animal taxi. Furthermore, in this version of Queer Eye, the fab five are Yohan, Rica, Luca, Guto, and Fred. They might be yet to make their mark as much as Tan, Karamo, Jonathon, Bobby, or Antoni did in their first season. But, whilst saying that, they still have a sense of quality surrounding them.
Queer Eye: Brazil is precisely what you’d expect it to be. And yes, it does follow the excellence of the original! To sum it up with some words that describe the show? Warm, funny, feel-good, happy, and most of all, queer!
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