With a potential reboot in the news, a regathering to make an election skit, and my recent discovery of this show coinciding, I thought this would be a suitable review to do this week. Starring Debra Messing (Smash, The Wedding Date), Sean Hayes (The Three Stooges, The Bucket List, Parks and Recreation), Eric McCormack (Perception, Alien Trespass), and Megan Mullally (Smashed, Parks and Recreation), this hilarious classic has not aged at all and lives up to modern standards. Will and Grace, having won 16 Emmy Awards, could even be said to be better than the best modern sitcoms, such as The Big Bang Theory or Modern Family (I enjoyed it more). I would certainly recommend it if you are looking for some laughs though it is reasonably difficult to get your hands on. Some even say that this show did more for gay rights in the USA over its running time of 22 years than any other show or movie ever.
This show follows the story of Will, a gay man living in new york, and his best friend Grace, an enthusiastic designer with a struggling love life.
Occasionally Eric McCormac lets his Canadian accent slip out though his character, Will Truman is not from Canada.
There are frequent continuity errors, for example, hair changing or objects moving between shots.
1) Grace’s middle name is Elizabeth. It is explained that this is because her mother was a big fan of Elizabeth Taylor. In real life Debbie Reynolds, who plays Grace’s mother, had her husband leave her for Elizabeth Taylor.
2) Rosario was a minor character in the first season, but when Jack married her so she could stay in the country. The character became so popular, she was made a semi-regular.
3) Jack’s website http://www.justjack.com really does exist. It now redirects you to NBC’s Will & Grace website, but at the time it was created, it was an actual website created by “Jack.” It included pictures and a letter Rosario wrote to the INS.
4) James Burrows directed every single episode of the show, an impressive total of 188 episodes. This is unusual because usually different people direct each episode of a show.
5) Karen’s maiden name is Delaney. Her full name is Karen Delaney St. Croix Propeil Walker.
Next week’s review will be on ‘Before the Flood’, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Martin Scorcese produced documentary on climate change.