Ten long years. That is how long it has been since there has been a comedy of this quality on television. There has been a void on the small screen since the end of NBC’s Will & Grace. Yes, it was a comedy. Filled with silliness, punch one liners, tons of sarcasm and physical comedy of the likes we had not seen in a long time. But there was also a serious side to it. The series was not afraid about addressing the different issues of the day including homosexuality, politics and even religion.
Hearing that they were coming back gave me two conflicting feelings. One was that I was thrilled at the anticipation of the silliness and witty dialogue while I was also trepidatious in that rarely do things work as well the second time. So I went into the viewing of this 16 episode season of two minds.
Thankfully, quickly my fears were alleviated as it was like they had never left. Storywise we pick up pretty much where the series left off 10 years ago. The best friends engage in banter, trying to deal with Karen (played by Megan Mullally) and Jack’s (played by Sean Hayes) nonsense and figure out their professional and romantic lives.
Will (played by Eric McCormack) is still a lawyer and Grace (played by Debra Messing) has her own interior design firm. Karen “works” for Grace and Jack…well…he’s just Jack. Storylines include dating younger guys, a cancer scare, a death, Christmas in New York, dating the same man, working as a Lyft driver, attending the wedding of an ex, dating a closeted person and a telenovela.
Guest appearances this season by Harry Connick Jr., Jane Lynch, Minnie Driver, Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Klein, Alec Baldwin and Blythe Danner.
-Reuniting the Team
-Back to the Beginning