Stuff I Love: Queer Eye

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THESE GUYS. I love them. It only took me a few days to blaze through Season 1, and the same went for Season 2. Here’s what I love about the show:

1. It’s inspirational. This show makes me want to do better–not just with my appearance, but with my personal relationships and my work.

2. You can feel their appreciation, respect, and love for each other–and for the person they’re making over. Nothing else to say on this one–watch for yourself and you’ll see that in spades.

3. Their tact…and sometimes lack of it. It takes a really strong sense of self-knowledge and knowledge of others to know when to restrain oneself, and know when to tell it like it is. I think, for the most part, these guys have mastered that art. Each episode, they make over someone new, and sometimes they have to voice strong opinions. Other times, they slowly warm up the person they’re helping.

4. The eye candy! And I’m not just talking about the guys (who are all nice to look at) but the food, the makeovers themselves, the clothes, the newly-designed spaces.

5. It makes the world better. Yeah, I never thought I’d say that about anything reality television-esque, but what this show is doing for tolerance and respect really impresses me. I come away from an episode wanting to hug the whole world and tell us all that it will be okay, that we will be okay. Because I have to believe that. And shows like this make it a little more possible. ❤

Stuff I Love: Grace and Frankie

It took me a long time to finally heed Netflix’s recommendation on this one. I don’t know why I wait so long when they tell me I want to watch something–sometimes I think they know me better than I know myself…although sometimes they’re horribly wrong (like New Girl. Totally cute and Zooey Deschanel is adorable. But the show isn’t for me).

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In the case of Grace and Frankie, I can happily say that Netflix was right! I did want to watch it! And because I waited so long, I was able to binge through four seasons all at once.

The two seventy-year-old stars, played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, learn that their husbands have been having a years-long affair and now want to divorce their wives to finally be together.

Honestly, it was emotionally difficult to get through the first couple of episodes. They had a heaping helping of angst. I got sucked in, though, because that angst was broken up with plenty of comic relief.

But what really sucked me in was the intense friendship that develops, Odd Couple-style, between the two heroines. Grace is a poised perfectionist, and Frankie can be described as a freestyle hippie. At times they bring out the worst in each other, but it’s so rewarding because at another turn, they’ll bring out each other’s best.

The show is at turns heartwarming and hilarious. I don’t know when Season 5 is coming out, but I cannot wait!

Have you seen it? What did you think?

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