We are now in that weird time period of the year where Christmas has passed but New Year’s Eve isn’t here yet. Many of us are off until early 2019, which is a great thing as it gives us plenty of reasons to shop, see friends, go to the movies and more.
There will be plenty of down time, if we are lucky, so why not cuddle up on the couch next to your loved one, pet or a big bowl of soup and binge-watch some amazing gay shows that will make you laugh, cry, and so much more?
All of these are available on some type of streaming platforms, including Amazon Video, Hulu and more, so look at five that you will be chatting about with your buddies come New Year’s Eve.
Will & Grace
A classic and a necessary viewing experience for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ. Many of us were wondering when the heck they were going to release W&G on streaming, and tada! It happened right when the reboot of the show premiered nearly two years ago. Now we have the option to watch both the original series run (1998-2006) and the reboot that is still on NBC, where you can catch up with the antics of Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullaly) all over again and laugh your ass off while doing so.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Something I keep hearing from my friends is how they want to get into RuPaul’s Drag Race but haven’t done so just yet. Problem solved, as pretty much all the show’s seasons are available on streaming! If you need to know which ones you should start with (and which to avoid), see our ranking we did of the best to worst here. Other than that, untuck, block your eyebrows, and get yourself ready for nothing but sheer fabulosity courtesy of RuPaul and the 100 plus queens that have stormed the werk room over the past decade.
A lot of us, myself included, were unfairly harsh on the HBO series that followed the lives of gay men living in San Francisco in the 2010 decade. “Looking” back, it was a fairly accurate portrayal of gay life in the digital age and was vastly different compared to what Queer as Folk did for us in the new millennium. Worth the 2-season and a movie binge for sure.
I gotta give it to the casting directors for the Queer Eye reboot as they hit the nail on the head with the new fab five and how amazing each of them are during each episode. The concept is simple: change a man’s life for the better. The way how Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France do it though evokes so many emotions that you’ll no doubt be feeling extremely emotional throughout your viewing experience.
It’s insane to think that someone coming out of the closet on national television would cause such pandemonium, however the episode in which Ellen DeGeneres’ character Ellen Morgan came out on her 90’s sitcom caused absolute chaos in the late 90’s. That wouldn’t happen at all now, but we needed someone like Ellen to break down those doors way back when so many of us could live the lives that we live today.
This post was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject.