Like a variety of other bloggers, I was skeptical of this new reality show. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was trying to bring together aspects of so many different kinds of programs (While You Were Out, Dating Story, Will & Grace, Makeover Story) and it seemed unlikely something like this would work. After watching the first three episodes I am completely hooked. Instead of taking the worst of the above shows they take the best of them.
There are two aspects that really stood out for me. The first was the concept of fixing up a person and then allowing 1/3 of the show to be his attempts at living his new life. It makes you feel like a proud parent when the straight man remembers to use the before-shave gel. The other part of the show I enjoy is the great casting of the Fab 5 (the five gay men who fix up the straight boys). They are genuinely funny and, so far, are very good at what they do.
This shall become my new reality show. I am very selective these days (especially for reality shows but for television programming in general) and this show has managed to enter the Tivo Season Pass list.