The Fab Five Collection
J. Breaux | Prague, Czech Republic | 01/15/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This was a REAL disappointment. The initial Amazon review gave the impression that I was buying the show since I live overseas and only see recordings from time to time. I was looking forward to seeing all the shows back to back. These DVDs were clips and outtakes from the shows and if I had opened this before leaving the US I would have returned it. For me, it was a big waste of money and the producers of the show should know it. I'll avoid any offering that comes out in the future based on what they turned out this time."
Not what I expected
Natalie | Grand Rapids, MI | 10/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As someone who has not seen many episodes of Queer Eye, I was a little disappointed. The 8 DVDs contain only 2 full episodes, and the rest is out-takes, snippets, and 2 music CDs. While it's always fun to watch the guys, when it was out of context of an entire show it wasn't as enjoyable for me. I like to know the back-story on the straight guy. Worth purchasing since there's nothing else out there right now, but it could be better."
LOVE them LOVE them LOVE them! GREAT guys...
Schuyler V. Johnson | Lake Worth, FL USA | 07/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These 5 guys are so talented, so funny and so right on the money with respect to each of their specialties, it is mindboggling. I keeep trying to pick a favorite, but I change from one to the other; still, if I did have to pick one, it would have to be Carson because he really makes me laugh. Each one of their straight guy do-overs is unique and has it's own special charm, some more so than others, due to the straight guys themselves; one I really disliked but he was more cordial toward the end when he finally showed a glimmer of gratitude. (The motorcycle guy) Some of the more memorable ones are, the brothers who wrestled constantly and had some rather gross hygiene bad habits which were resolved (and still are, hopefully), the guy who was going overseas to Iraq and leaving his wife and baby, the TX college fraternity and the 2 professional skaters who were breathtaking in their beauty and their skating ability, and their own personal grace. Thom, is a riot but also very caring and moved when someone is truly a survivor, like the guy who had 2 lung transplants...Jai is great with fine tuning the relationships and addresing the more subtle and important aspects to personalizing the couples; Kyan is the grooming guy and a great looking guy as well; he has very useful advice on hair, skin, etc and is a pleasure to watch; Ted is the ultimate gourmand and knows good food, how to prepare it, how to create dishes which are appetizing and attractive, and always original, and he does it with flair; but again, Carson is...well, amazing. He is funny, has great fashion sense and a keen eye; he can walk into any store and find exactly the right clothes for each one of the do-over guys. His wit is lightning fast and he is NEVER at a loss for a superb riposte. EVERY guy is far better off for having spent time with the Fab 5, and 99 percent are accordingly grateful...
The Fab 5 are exactly that; and each one is kind, caring and wonderfully inventive and funny, all combine to create a totally new and innovative show, which should also do much to alleviate homophobia; if you were a homophobe before you saw this show, you certainly won't be after you've seen them in action; they are the premiere ambassadors to the "straight" world...kudos, Fab 5...and thank you for so much enjoyment and fun, and moving, memorable experiences."
Love the show--hate the DVDs
Maureen | Mons, Belgium | 03/11/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This group of DVDs is mostly a collection of themed montages. A clip here, a bite there all around a single individual. You jump quickly from spot to spot. To me, it was like watching hours and hours of an introduction. That said, I live overseas and have limited access to American TV so it was better than nothing. Glad I borrowed it and didn't buy it."