Same humour. Same cast. Fun guest appearances. Unlike many series who attempt comebacks, Will & Grace was at the same level as the original…for the most part.
Enjoy it as this is said to be The Farewell Season. Meaning they will reputedly not come back in a decade. Or so the cast members say.
Though it has been a decade all the original cast and many of the crew were back for the revival. As such, it is not surprising that the same winning formula from the original go round is back. While the numbers of people watching might not have been the same, I think we have to acknowledged that this was a series which carved out a path within television situational comedies in that it was able to make you laugh while at the same time be political, bring about emotion and make you think. But mostly make you laugh.
A large part of that is due to casting. This cast, whether the rumours ar true that some of them did not get along off screen, has a chemistry you don’t often see on television. The series worked bacause the characters all played so well off each other for the entire 246 episode run of the series.. Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, and Debra Messing all work so well as a collective and each is given their moments when the spotlight is on them individually.
In between all the laughs several topical and timely subjects are broached like surrogates, older women getting pregnant, the discrimination towards bisexuals even within the gay community, the emotional pain of break ups, and being a single parent.
Like every other season of Will & Grace there was a bunch of special guests who appeared in the 18 episodes. Some new to the series while some and their characters will be familiar to fans of the comedy. Enjoy Matt Bomer, Patton Oswalt, Vanessa Bayer, Demi Lovato, Tim Bagley, Ryan Phillippe, Billie Lourd, Blythe Danner, Joel McHale, Gus Kenworthy, Nicole Sullivan, T.R. Knight, Molly Shannon, Leslie Jordan, and Chris Parnell.
As is the case with other popular series which have ended, the ending here is underwheleming which might leave some fans with a bad taste in their mouths. But don’t let that overshadow the high quality of everything else.