Queer Eye for the Straight Guy aired on Bravo from 2003-2007 and was the best all-around improvement show aimed at men. The show was fresh, tight, and funny (I could never believe some of the comments Carson got past the censors!).
The Fab Five specialized in “make-betters” rather than “make-overs.” The show addressed not only fashion remediation and apartment therapy, but also personal grooming, upgrading and expanding culinary horizons, and infusing people’s lives with art and culture. Finally, it helped show the men in relationships ways of treating their partners with respect, thoughtfulness, as well as a little pampering.
Even the best men out there can stand to learn a thing or two from this show, and aside from the fashion tips, much of the information can help the ladies as well (we’re not born knowing how to decorate a room, set a beautiful table, or make to-die-for chocolate fondue). If you never watched while it was on, catch clips online at Hulu, or full episodes on Netflix.