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I love the new Will & Grace!

I feared lightning wouldn't strike twice, but I was wrong. Last night's episode when Jack finds out he is a grandfather is a true gem. And they also managed to slap down the charade that is reparative therapy. I'm still hoping they bring back the old bartender who always told Karen sad stories that made her laugh. I'm also looking forward to Beverley Leslie returning to the re-boot.

--W&G Lover
replies 322Oct 20, 2017 8:21 AM +00:00

It was a good episode: timely, topical, pretty funny.

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replies 2Oct 20, 2017 8:31 AM +00:00

Any news about how much the four are making per episode?

replies 3Oct 20, 2017 8:33 AM +00:00

I enjoyed the recent episode but cringed when they introduced the "conversion" therapy plot and the religious freedom angle. Seems like too heavy a social issue for a sitcom. Whatever, I hope people see how awful and destructive both of them are.

replies 4Oct 20, 2017 8:39 AM +00:00

Beverly Leslie was killed off in the last series. Jack got all of his money. But, they did bring Karen's husband back from the dead, so they might be able to resurrect Beverly also.

replies 5Oct 20, 2017 8:48 AM +00:00

I hope the next episodes are not as preachy as this one. The best moments of W&G is when they read the shit out of one another (love Jack's 'Will's just a fat lawyer' line)

replies 6Oct 20, 2017 8:51 AM +00:00

The producers explicitly said that they are wiping off the original finale from the canon. So Karen never got divorced, Grace's baby does not exist, Vince and Will never got married and have her baby, etc etc.

So technically BL is alive and well in the current season.

replies 7Oct 20, 2017 8:52 AM +00:00

They said when they did the reboot that the conclusion episode of the last series never happened, so Beverly Leslie didn't get blown off the balcony in this revamped series.

replies 8Oct 20, 2017 8:52 AM +00:00

Leslie Jordan is listed in the cast for episode five. Schedule air date Oct. 26.

replies 9Oct 20, 2017 9:11 AM +00:00

Did anyone else notice the framed photo of Mike Pence in the camp scenes?

replies 10Oct 20, 2017 9:12 AM +00:00

I thought the whole season was already in the can and then they do the paper towel joke. So they basically need two weeks to produce and air a simple office scene that doesn't involve guest stars? I bet they edit this stuff until the last possible day.

replies 11Oct 20, 2017 9:18 AM +00:00

I think the first episodes seem rushed like they thought they would only get 8 episodes.

replies 12Oct 20, 2017 9:19 AM +00:00

I prefer them being preachy and topical. I'll take any laugh I can get in this climate.

replies 13Oct 20, 2017 9:21 AM +00:00

And I like my drinks peachy and tropical.

--The autocorrect mixologist
replies 14Oct 20, 2017 2:18 PM +00:00

If Leslie is on next week, with Minnie(?), can the Beaverhausen be far behind?

replies 15Oct 22, 2017 8:35 AM +00:00

Was it about conversion therapy re gay or "conversion therapy" re trans (or did they try to put them together and say LGBT?)

replies 16Oct 22, 2017 8:37 AM +00:00

I love the kiss between McCormack and Rannells. I hope the show is saltier and sexier this go-round.

replies 17Oct 22, 2017 8:41 AM +00:00

Can you imagine the studio audience's eruption when Beverly Leslie enters his scene?

As good as when he ran into Karen in the country club:

"Why Karen Walker -- I thought I smelled gin and regret."

replies 18Oct 22, 2017 8:47 AM +00:00

I wonder if Beverly and Benji are still together ... or if he's remarried after the demise of Crystal.

replies 19Oct 22, 2017 9:02 AM +00:00

R18 Yes, I hope they erupt with cheers as well. Just the thought of the audience clapping for Leslie Jordan makes me feel good for some reason.

replies 20Oct 22, 2017 9:03 AM +00:00

The Grandoa episode was the best so far of the reboot. The jokes and performances don't seem as forced and awkward as the first few episodes. The plot was funny too.

Andrew Rannells is writing his autobiography.

replies 21Oct 22, 2017 9:04 AM +00:00

Beverly Leslie. Is he for the gay actors community what Viola Davis is for the African American actress community? Love that guy. He should get an Emmy just for showing up somewhere and lighten up the mood.

replies 22Oct 22, 2017 9:07 AM +00:00

He played Skeeter's newspaper editor in The Help.

replies 23Oct 22, 2017 9:10 AM +00:00

The show is funny. The writing is some of the best on television. And the cast delivers. I watch so much news. I'm addicted to MSNBC. However, on Thursday night at 9, I stop everything and tune into Will & Grace. It's great. Very witty at times, laugh out loud other times. I hope it's renewed for next season.

replies 24Oct 22, 2017 9:30 AM +00:00

R24 It was renewed for a second season even before it premiered!

replies 25Oct 22, 2017 9:34 AM +00:00

Will this be the new thread? The other hit 600 and is closed.

replies 26Oct 22, 2017 10:21 AM +00:00

[R26] Yes this seems to be the new thread.

replies 27Oct 22, 2017 10:33 AM +00:00

This was posted in another W&G thread so let's post it here as well.

Will & Grace 9x05 "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Crying" Season 9 Episode 5 Promo - Grace (Debra Messing) tries for her biggest job yet: decorati...
replies 28Oct 22, 2017 10:41 AM +00:00

There was ALREADY a second thread. I'll never understand why people who start new threads don't check first to find out if there are identical threads extant. It would make more sense to go to the existing thread before using this redundant one. To paraphrase Ethel Mertz, ONE THREAD IS SUFFICIENT.

The link is posted blew. Enjoy.

The reviews are in... critics are in love.
the DataLounge
replies 29Oct 22, 2017 10:42 AM +00:00

r29, "I'm NOT anal retentive EITHER!!!!!!!"

replies 30Oct 22, 2017 10:54 AM +00:00

Leslie Jordan abruptly left the cast of Warhol Capote at the ART in Cambridge, MA when he got the call from Will and Grace.

replies 31Oct 22, 2017 11:05 AM +00:00

This Thursday should be a good one. Leslie and Karen are hysterical.

By the way, I wish they would have Cher back.

replies 32Oct 22, 2017 11:14 AM +00:00

This thread is newer and less redundant. Let's use it.

replies 33Oct 22, 2017 3:08 PM +00:00

R31, wouldn't you? Shooting a network sitcom in LA or doing some play in Mass.

replies 34Oct 22, 2017 3:17 PM +00:00

OP is mentally retarded, easily satisfied.

--Bitter queen
replies 35Oct 22, 2017 4:06 PM +00:00

I watched the first episode and couldn't get through it. I thought that the Trump administration was a horrible subject to center the episode around and I wrote the revival series off as lost.

Luckily I'd already set a OnePass on my TiVo and I watched the other three episodes tonight. I don't think I could be happier that the series is back. Yes, it still has some of the typical sitcom cringe that it always has, but I genuinely feel that we really needed this Especially the story lines on how the (majority of) millennial's have it so good that they don't realize what GenX went through to make it easier for for them and how the two generations have a hard time relating to each other over this. And the subject of conservative parents who want to fix their kids who aren't broken.

Minus two stars for the use of Google Home however. Google has always easily given up users information. Amazon Alexa seems to be the way to go for greater privacy in voice assistants.

replies 36Oct 22, 2017 4:14 PM +00:00

I'm guessing these first 4-5 episodes of the reboot were filmed under the assumption that it would be a one-off season, based on the success of the pre-election special, and it kind of shows: it is trying to ride the wave of topical storylines and jokes while at the same providing some kind of closure in terms of what happened to Leo, Elliot, etc, in those 10 years. It's not bad but the writing is just not as witty or well-paced like in the original and it's the core cast who are doing the best they can with it. I'm hoping that, now that the show has been renewed for another season, the writing will improve. It's not bad but when you see one of the original episodes in reruns, you realize how much better it could be, given the talent involved.

replies 37Oct 22, 2017 4:24 PM +00:00

I lost it when Sue used the shock collar on Rannels when he was kissing Will. So funny!

replies 38Oct 22, 2017 4:35 PM +00:00

FWIW the Google Home mentions were product placement, as per the end credits.

replies 39Oct 22, 2017 4:44 PM +00:00

This is my show!

replies 40Oct 22, 2017 5:20 PM +00:00

R37, wasn't the show renewed for the second season way before it even premiered? And judging by Karen throwing the paper towel roll these are filmed and edited fast.

replies 41Oct 23, 2017 2:12 AM +00:00
I thought the whole season was already in the can and then they do the paper towel joke.

They only started taping a couple of weeks before the season premiere, so it's still ongoing. I believe that they will be taping at least through November or early December.

I'm guessing these first 4-5 episodes of the reboot were filmed under the assumption that it would be a one-off season

Then you'd be guessing wrong. They were renewed for a second season and additional episodes ordered for the first season before the show even aired.

replies 42Oct 23, 2017 2:27 AM +00:00

The Trump jokes are getting old. I couldn’t get through the first episode. Trying too hard.

replies 43Oct 23, 2017 2:54 AM +00:00

The Trump jokes have been spot on. I can definitely imagine why you aren't liking them, R43.

--Are you even gay?
replies 44Oct 23, 2017 4:02 AM +00:00
They were renewed for a second season and additional episodes ordered for the first season before the show even aired.

OK. But they must have filmed a handful episodes before the renewal announcement. I recall that at least first 3 episodes were screened to the critics well in advance.

replies 45Oct 23, 2017 8:14 AM +00:00

No R45. The first episode taping was on August 9th and NBC renewed for a second season on August 3rd. The new series premiered on September 28th.

replies 46Oct 23, 2017 7:53 PM +00:00

I don't know if this has been posted already, but here are the ratings for the most recent episode. It held steady at 6.51 million with 1.7/6 rating/share among the 18-49 demo.

Can someone in the US please tell us whether these figures are considered good, bad, or just okay?

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 Note: CBS’ live NFL broadcast will likely result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings. The numbers fo…
TV By The Numbers by
replies 47Oct 24, 2017 3:04 AM +00:00

Hi, the final numbers went up to 6.69 million viewers (still 1.7 demo). It was the highest rated scripted show of the night (Greys Anatomy was not on that week). It is a very good number which usually almost doubles once they add Live+7 ratings.

replies 48Oct 24, 2017 3:18 AM +00:00

They should have named the reboot "Jack and Karen" since as in most sitcoms, the second bananas are much funnier than the stars. "Prissy and Neurotic" could have been another option.

replies 49Oct 24, 2017 3:19 AM +00:00

Or focus on Grace and Karen and call it "My Damn Secretary".

replies 50Oct 24, 2017 6:09 AM +00:00

R49, like with the original W&G Jack and Karen are great as part of the ensemble. All these characters work together well because they are so different. Too much Jack and Karen would be boring fairly fast.

replies 51Oct 24, 2017 6:19 AM +00:00

For every new episode Sean Hayes seems to age an additional 10 yrs. Late onset Progeria? Here's a photo of Hayes, taken during the season 9 finale.
replies 52Oct 24, 2017 8:42 AM +00:00

Sling TV has an NBC on-demand channel that features the new season of Will and Grace as well as all 8 previous seasons. I knew rhat Hulu had that, but was pleasantly surprised that Sling has all the episodes, too.

replies 53Oct 24, 2017 9:43 AM +00:00

I stopped at episode 3 - thought it was really bad

i loved the original series

Can't go home again

replies 54Oct 24, 2017 9:51 AM +00:00
The first episode taping was on August 9th and NBC renewed for a second season on August 3rd. The new series premiered on September 28th.

Well, there's the explanation - the scripts have been rushed.

replies 55Oct 24, 2017 11:56 AM +00:00

The reboot is not funny at all.

replies 56Oct 24, 2017 11:57 AM +00:00

Jack makes me hard.

replies 57Oct 24, 2017 11:59 AM +00:00
The reboot is not funny at all.

I disagree. I've loved all episodes except the third one. I've actually been surprised how much the show has made me laugh this time around.

replies 58Oct 24, 2017 12:48 PM +00:00

DL fave Sylvia {who outed Sam Heughan on Twitter last Sunday} has some harsh words for Anthony Ramos and his Will and Grace character:

“@WillAndGrace @anthony_ramos1 Absolutely NOT. He is a talented musical actor but he is forgettable in his role on the show (his character is not very interesting though).”
replies 59Oct 26, 2017 1:40 PM +00:00

always cremate your relatives. words of wisdom from Leslie

replies 60Oct 26, 2017 5:34 PM +00:00

Not a bad episode, but they really don't know what to do with Sean Hayes, do they?

replies 61Oct 26, 2017 5:40 PM +00:00

The new Benji made my pants feel funny.

replies 62Oct 26, 2017 6:48 PM +00:00

Benjy made me drip precum.

replies 63Oct 27, 2017 12:29 AM +00:00

Leslie Jordan was the true highpoint of the latest episode. The other stuff (including Max Greenfield)? Meh (like episode three which, so far I like the least of what has aired so for of the new season).

Karen: Wait a minute! Crystal's already dead. I went to her funeral! You and the original Benji had their first official dance!

Beverly: The first shovel of dirt on the coffin revived her. And I learned a valuable lesson. Appreciate every day of your life and when it comes to your loved ones Cremate. Always cremate!

replies 64Oct 27, 2017 1:45 AM +00:00

I thought this one was just okay. I don't know what Grace's assistant is supposed to be doing. He's just kind of there and pops up sporadically. And who the hell is that black guy working with Jack? Also, one thing I noticed is that the lines are sometimes delivered so rapid fire I can't really understand what was just said. Nowhere near as good as last weeks.

replies 65Oct 27, 2017 5:50 AM +00:00

"Labia reconstruction."

replies 66Oct 27, 2017 8:43 AM +00:00

Last night was great!

replies 67Oct 27, 2017 9:00 AM +00:00

Apparently they're able to add in last-minute topical jokes because the B or C storylines are being filmed separately. For example, if you'd gone to the taping of last nights show, which probably would have been in mid-September, you wouldn't have seen Karen's scenes with Beverly Leslie at all. Those were taped separately in the last couple weeks. Speculation is that it has to do with Megan Mullally's schedule. She's been relegated to B or C stories which have been filming separately, often weeks after the rest of the episodes are filmed, which is also how they managed to get the paper towel reference into another storyline for her so quickly.

replies 68Oct 27, 2017 9:18 AM +00:00

I didn't care for the first 2 but now the show feels comfortable like it never left and I record every week and slip into it like an old pair of slippers that is still my favorite and very comfortable.

Now the new Roseanne show I hope fails miserably. She is a lunatic and a right win freak and can't even remember what it was like to be poor. Fuck her. Besides the W&G actors all still look good. WTF can look at what the Roseanne actors look like now, especially Dan. He looks like he really did die and dug him up.

replies 69Oct 27, 2017 3:07 PM +00:00

good eppy

replies 70Oct 27, 2017 3:21 PM +00:00

What does everyone think of Will going into business with Grace instead of being a lawyer or maybe he will be a lawyer for Grace's company but now they will be together at work and at home, too much together???

replies 71Oct 27, 2017 4:43 PM +00:00

Will's storyline was totally chopped to pieces for Grace's, Jack's and Karen's separate plots! Karen's got the A-plot, Jack the B-plot, Grace the C-plot, and Will's senior partner dilemma was an afterthought D-plot, even though his big decision affects the future direction of the show. The Will and Grace storyline should have been in a separate episode where it could get full development. I wanted to see Will and Eli's date! Dammit! What a waste of Max. Still Beverly Leslie totally saved this episode from the trash bin... Jack's fan and Karen jacket also were amusing as sight gags.

replies 72Oct 27, 2017 4:45 PM +00:00

Episode 3 was a more "touching" remake of the Neil Patrick Harris degaying episode.

Then episode 4 does a second version of the Miguel Ferrer hotel baron who wants Grace to deliver Will's bod to sweeten the redecorating contract.

Where do they go with Episode 5? Sharon Stone re-psychoanalyzing Will?

replies 73Oct 27, 2017 6:07 PM +00:00

I thought Episode 3 was Harry Connick.

replies 74Oct 27, 2017 6:11 PM +00:00

Yes correction noted.

3 the ex husband., 4 Grandpa Jack, 5 the last episode. Two recycled plots in a row.

Next week is 6.

replies 75Oct 27, 2017 6:21 PM +00:00

I agree that the new recurring characters are the only weak links in the show (Grace’s employee and Jack’s coworker.). They add nothing to the show.

replies 76Oct 27, 2017 6:27 PM +00:00

Well, the reboot is trying to be inclusive and have recurring minority characters (in principle, nothing wrong with that) but they are basically written as useless props so that an occasional political joke can be built around them.

replies 77Oct 27, 2017 6:34 PM +00:00

Hilarious episode with Leslie.

This show came back at the perfect moment in time.

replies 78Oct 27, 2017 6:40 PM +00:00

I just read an episode that said this Beverly Leslie episode was filmed on Oct 10, literally the day after the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, and quickly gave Karen the Weinstein line to replace whatever had been there. I love that they’re throwing in such up to the minute jokes.

replies 79Oct 27, 2017 6:59 PM +00:00

I loved Max Greenfield as Karen’s hot new boss. And since Will is going into business with her, I hope that means we will get a return of Max and a hot Greenfield-McCormack kiss.

replies 80Oct 27, 2017 7:01 PM +00:00

I wonder if Blythe Danner will return as Will’s mom?

replies 81Oct 27, 2017 7:03 PM +00:00
It's not bad but the writing is just not as witty or well-paced like in the original

Oh, I think it’s the equal, at least, of the original. I’m thoroughly enjoying it,

replies 82Oct 27, 2017 7:05 PM +00:00

Agree that episodes 3 and 5 have been the worst. It seems like all the actors abilities have improved except Deb Messing. Her delivery seems outdated and like she is trying way too hard to be funny because she’s not. All the storylines with Grace are 😴. We need more Karen commenting on Grace’s fashion, that is the only time scenes with Grace are funny.

replies 83Oct 27, 2017 7:23 PM +00:00

R83 I thought the Leo episode (Ep 3) was good, very classic W&G pacing, too. I enjoyed that. The jokes were corny, but the scenes were allowed to develop. Episode 5, to me, was all over the place, Beverly Leslie was great but Will's plot got so shortened it was like he had a flashback of the boardroom meeting, and boom, the end of his date with Eli. WTF. And before you know it, Will just threw away his 20+ years career to work with Grace. Double WTF. I hated the pacing in this sub plot and don't see the point of introducing a working relationship for W&G.

replies 84Oct 27, 2017 8:23 PM +00:00

Sorry, R68 that doesn't make sense. Various cast members post backstage videos on their FB pages on filming days and Megan is always in them. Additionally, the way they have always worked on this show is they do 2 takes for every scene, with rewrites in between the first and second takes. And they are still shooting this season, so it's very easy to stay topical. Additionally, it is always possible that they will do a "reshoot" of a scene from a previous episode on filming day to be cut into the episode prior to airing.

replies 85Oct 28, 2017 12:24 AM +00:00

Agree with r84 - the pacing was off with the W/G plot line which made the episode seem rushed.

I did enjoy Jack’s scene with the co-worker. Their pondering whether ‘Mexican Stand-off’ was racist or not was the funniest moment of the episode, IMO.

replies 86Oct 28, 2017 2:50 AM +00:00

Debra Messing is a genius comic actor. A Lucille Ball of the 21st century.

replies 87Oct 28, 2017 3:42 AM +00:00

I still adore Jack! Sean has a great ass. He's like every guy I've fucked. He's looking good too! I'd do him :sigh:

replies 88Oct 28, 2017 4:11 AM +00:00

I thought this episode was poorly written and paced, reminding me of the worst of the original series.

replies 89Oct 28, 2017 4:14 AM +00:00

r81, they should, since most of the other parents are now dead. RIP Sydney, Debbie, and Suzanne.

BTW, Casting, Will is supposed to be a WASP. Sydney Pollack as his father, no sir. This may have worked casting Debbie Reynolds as a Jewish mother, but it's very difficult to cast a Jewish actor as a non-Jew. It rarely works. (See "The Golden Girls" for two examples.)

replies 90Oct 28, 2017 4:21 AM +00:00

They do a dress rehearsal with audience, which is filmed, and a nighttime taping with audience which is also filmed. After the filming and the audience is gone, they do pickups and closeups that they didn’t get in the main filming.

The episode with Karen’s joke about Weinstein was filmed on Oct 10 (per Hollywood Reporter article), which was a couple of days after the scandal broke. She originally had a different punchline there, and they rewrote it to put in the Weinstein bit.

The idea that she would do things later because of her schedule (what schedule? She was the one who wanted the revival more than anyone) is ridiculous. That’s not how multicam shows are done when they’re filmed with an audience.

replies 91Oct 28, 2017 5:00 AM +00:00
Where do they go with Episode 5? Sharon Stone re-psychoanalyzing Will?

Glenn Close as Annie Leibovitz.

replies 92Oct 28, 2017 5:25 AM +00:00

R87=Deb Messing

replies 93Oct 28, 2017 5:26 AM +00:00
they should, since most of the other parents are now dead. RIP Sydney, Debbie, and Suzanne.

Hey! I'm still here!

--Headless Veronica Cartwright
replies 94Oct 28, 2017 5:27 AM +00:00

R87 I know she has her fans. But to me she’s a 21st century actress doing an imitation of what was funny in the 1950s. In the first episode, her big “jokes” were both spit takes and not really well timed ones either. That just doesn’t feel funny or relevant anymore. It’s like the Three Stooges poking each other in the eye. Dumb.

replies 95Oct 28, 2017 5:30 AM +00:00

R91 is correct. I was at a W&G taping on Sept 6. That taping was probably the 50th sitcom taping I've attended starting in 1977. The writers are always right there on the floor rewriting. The script is never locked so it's easy to add in current events as they happen. In general sitcoms are about 3 weeks ahead of the airing schedule, however, W&G seems to be taking hiatus weeks every few episodes per the cast members social media. Personally I'd rather they left out the Trump/Weinstein/paper towel jokes. It will date the show and make it unwatchable in 10 years.

replies 96Oct 28, 2017 6:05 AM +00:00

R94 YESSS! Bring back Veronica as Jacks mom. God they really knocked the casting of all the moms out of the park.

replies 97Oct 28, 2017 6:07 AM +00:00 provides the studio audience for the show and for that god awful aftershow on YT. It's easy to follow the shooting schedule on the site.

replies 98Oct 28, 2017 6:14 AM +00:00

"You were crying so much you looked like Jeff Sessions watching black people vote!"

--K. Walker
replies 99Oct 28, 2017 6:25 AM +00:00

Love the revival, but cut back the side stories with "wacky" side characters and have the whole cast interact more. That's what we want to see and that's what works.

replies 100Oct 28, 2017 8:16 AM +00:00

Do any of you know anything about the office boy? In the first episode his scene made no sense but apparently there's a deleted scene on YT of Karen sexually harassing him that put that scene into context. Since he has been used as little more than an extra and he just doesn't work. Why was he cast? Why are they keeping him? What were they trying to do with that character? It's the weakest link in the show and now that Will will be working with Grace he needs to go.

replies 101Oct 28, 2017 8:24 AM +00:00

Some of you can hate Debra Messing all you want, but she is one funny bitch. I love Karen, but Grace is a friggin hoot.

replies 102Oct 28, 2017 8:29 AM +00:00

Why does Jack now work with the brother of his original coworker? Did they fire the first actor?

replies 103Oct 28, 2017 8:30 AM +00:00

"We had a deal you finger puppet!"

--Karen Walker to Beverley Leslie
replies 104Oct 28, 2017 9:04 AM +00:00

Jack: "What's gay, beautiful and just got rich for doing nothing?"

Will: Jared Kushner.

replies 105Oct 28, 2017 9:06 AM +00:00

R89 I think the pacing seemed rushed because they filmed too much and the editing left important pieces out... Just like they snipped out Karen sexually harassing Tony in the premiere, the new assistant/designer, they must have cut out parts of the Will & Eli date in this episode... we only saw the end of it. This is what happens when both Jack and Karen have their own plots, and W&G's storyline gets squeezed for time.

replies 106Oct 28, 2017 9:30 AM +00:00

Yes, there seems to be an urge to pack the episodes to keep the viewers exited instead of spreading the love and give the episodes some brief moments to set up a punchline and cover story plots, handled within one episode, in two (or more?) episodes.

replies 107Oct 28, 2017 9:34 AM +00:00

^^^^ True dat

replies 108Oct 28, 2017 9:36 AM +00:00
they filmed too much and the editing left important pieces out... Just like they snipped out Karen sexually harassing Tony..

Or perhaps they can see what is obvious to the viewers. The Tony character doesn't mesh with the others....

replies 109Oct 28, 2017 9:36 AM +00:00

R107 Yes, this episode could easily be split into two episodes. This should have been a Beverly Leslie episode with both Kathy and Jack involved, and W&G in some innocuous side plot, not this huge change in career twist which deserves to be the main plot of a separate episode.

replies 110Oct 28, 2017 9:38 AM +00:00

How many episodes were ordered for this season?

replies 111Oct 28, 2017 9:46 AM +00:00

I loved the audience reaction to Beverly Leslie's entrance. I was surprised that Eliot got no response last week.

replies 112Oct 28, 2017 10:10 AM +00:00

It's a short season if I remember. I can't imagine them not picking up again. It's doing well, and we really NEED this show right now.

replies 113Oct 28, 2017 10:17 AM +00:00

R111 It was 10 then bumped up to 16 for this season. With a second/tenth season of 13 eps to come. (Correct me if I am wrong.)

replies 114Oct 28, 2017 10:20 AM +00:00
I loved the audience reaction to Beverly Leslie's entrance. I was surprised that Eliot got no response last week.

Beverley Leslie (yes, it's "Beverley" [male form] not "Beverly" [female form]) looks basically the same. Elliot is a grown young man now. I had no idea who he was until they said his name. Beverley Leslie is a hoot and was far more memorable on the show than Elliot.
replies 115Oct 28, 2017 10:54 AM +00:00

R115 There's a male form of Beverly? News to me.

replies 116Oct 28, 2017 11:00 AM +00:00


See the popularity of the boy's name Beverley over time, plus its meaning, origin, common sibling names, and more in BabyCenter's Baby Names tool.
replies 117Oct 28, 2017 11:05 AM +00:00

R117 But Beverly is so appropriate in this situation.

replies 118Oct 28, 2017 11:09 AM +00:00

The problem of squishing several plot lines into a 30-minute episode can be solved by making W&G a 60-minute program. As it is, it's a blivet—10 pounds of shit in a 9-pound container.

replies 119Oct 28, 2017 4:50 PM +00:00

It’s fall finale airs this week. That was quick.

replies 120Oct 31, 2017 5:16 PM +00:00

I thought someone said in this post or the other one, that it was going to be 16 episodes.

replies 121Oct 31, 2017 6:24 PM +00:00

It's not the SEASON finale. NBC has Thursday night football starting next week.

replies 122Nov 1, 2017 6:33 AM +00:00

Fucking sports.

replies 123Nov 1, 2017 7:09 AM +00:00

Will & Grace was the 4th highest ranked network entertainment show in Live +7 ratings for the week of Oct. 16-22. The show increased its live rating by 94% and finished behind only This Is Us. The Good Doctor and The Big Bang Theory.

replies 124Nov 2, 2017 11:37 AM +00:00

Val is back!

NBC’s revival of “Will & Grace” has booked Molly Shannon for a guest starring role in the back half of its first season, Variety has learned exclusively. Shannon will be repri…
replies 125Nov 2, 2017 3:14 PM +00:00

Its return is showing suffering from 2017-era television sitcom editing--and maybe more expensive production costs. Even in the ads-edited reruns of the original series' episodes, there's more time between commercials where the scenes were blocked, built up and filmed better. Too fast editing, dialogue delivery, and trying to keep everybody and everything as if it's still 2007. OK, maybe they need to gel again as an ensemble, where they haven't worked together on a weekly basis again in 10 years. I still take it over everything else around it on network nightly TV, I admit.

replies 126Nov 2, 2017 4:04 PM +00:00

Rosie got a great send off. touching.

replies 127Nov 2, 2017 5:29 PM +00:00

Megan may have just won an Emmy for tonight's show. Very touching. And SMITTY was back! Perfection!

replies 128Nov 2, 2017 5:47 PM +00:00

I was a bit frustrated at how they were treating Rosario's sudden death, laughing it up. Then the last act happened. Well done Mrs Walker.

replies 129Nov 2, 2017 6:51 PM +00:00

Why is Will and Grace making me sad? WHyyyyyy?????

replies 130Nov 2, 2017 7:15 PM +00:00

Wow tonight's episode was good... it was really sad. They rarely let Karen show any emotion like that.

replies 131Nov 2, 2017 7:53 PM +00:00

Emmy for Megan.

replies 132Nov 2, 2017 8:51 PM +00:00

I thought that the writing and acting in tonight's episode was good, but why did they kill off the character? I realize that the actress is retired and did not want to come back to the show, but a funeral seems a little insulting. Couldn't they just have said that Rosario embezzled $3 million from Karen and ran away to somewhere exotic? Or maybe she left Karen to become a maid for someone who was richer/nicer/more famous.

replies 133Nov 2, 2017 9:03 PM +00:00

I think a send off was nice Now the show can move on from that character, And Megan totally won herself another emmy!!

replies 134Nov 2, 2017 10:29 PM +00:00

Shelley isn't coming back because of age and health... if it were a contract or pay issue, they could write her off in a jokey fashion, but since her retirement is final, a tribute episode for her character's death is actually not inappropriate. Besides, she doesn't seen to mind.

“Love my W&G family & miss them. I'm alive & well & enjoying my family & my dear husband & the time we have together. I am a lucky lady!”
replies 135Nov 2, 2017 10:55 PM +00:00

I still think the Irish maid is going to evolve into a Rosario clone.

replies 136Nov 2, 2017 11:07 PM +00:00

Great episode and Karen's tits looked phenomenal. I don't get why the AV Club gave it C+ and they keep asking what's the motivation behind this reboot. What's the motivation behind any sitcom? To laugh, maybe? Why the hell do people get so analytical with sitcoms?!

"I heard as soon as I came." - Instant classic. Best episode so far for me.

replies 137Nov 3, 2017 4:17 AM +00:00

Megan was incredible especially in the last five minutes.

Minnie Driver was hilarious but I wish she had her own episode instead of being lumped into the Rosario funeral. Driver has definitely found her niche with comedy; she's brilliant.

replies 138Nov 3, 2017 4:30 AM +00:00

Agree, r136, but the way they've developed the character, it's not going to be the same kind of relationship. She doesn't have the cojones to mouth off to Karen like Rosario had.

replies 139Nov 3, 2017 4:31 AM +00:00
Or maybe she left Karen to become a maid for someone who was richer/nicer/more famous.

Would never happen. Remember, despite their bickering they loved each other.

replies 140Nov 3, 2017 4:35 AM +00:00

My biggest problem with the reboot is that it seems too much is crammed into an episode.

replies 141Nov 3, 2017 4:36 AM +00:00

This was a really excellent episode. I agree, Megan gets an Emmy nod off this one.

replies 142Nov 3, 2017 4:41 AM +00:00

Yeah, maybe that's because they thought they would only get one season. I'm sure everything will feel more spaced out next season.

replies 143Nov 3, 2017 4:41 AM +00:00

Is it true that Shelley and Megan really did not like each other during the original run of the show?

replies 144Nov 3, 2017 7:08 AM +00:00

We were excited to see the new episodes. But now we think the show is shit.

replies 145Nov 3, 2017 7:39 AM +00:00

R145 Is that a royal "we" or are you speaking on behalf of a larger group of homosexuals around you?

replies 146Nov 3, 2017 7:43 AM +00:00

I believe that r145, all by himself, is a larger group of homosexuals.

--Scary ain't it?
replies 147Nov 3, 2017 7:46 AM +00:00
My biggest problem with the reboot is that it seems too much is crammed into an episode.

I agree. The rhythm still feels off and it’s not the actors. Many episodes have a rushed feeling to them.

replies 148Nov 3, 2017 7:55 AM +00:00

r148 I agree as well. If you look closely at the editing, it is choppy and not consistent. I noticed it last night. For example, if Eric is facing a certain position in a wide or medium shot, it appears his position changes when they pull in for a closer shot or they capture him making a motion that is not consistent with the previous shot.

I'm enjoying it overall but there is something off about it. I can't quite put my finger on it.

replies 149Nov 3, 2017 8:10 AM +00:00

Same issue in the Karen at the coffin scene. It's almost like they're trying to get better "single camera" close ups in a multi case show.

replies 150Nov 3, 2017 8:12 AM +00:00

Just watched the latest episode. I think it was one of the best from either series. I laughed out loud several times. Megan should get the Emmy for this one alone.

replies 151Nov 3, 2017 9:05 AM +00:00

Ah, Smitty!

replies 152Nov 3, 2017 9:34 AM +00:00

#TVRatings Report: CBS Comedies Send Will & Grace to New Lows

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replies 153Nov 3, 2017 9:49 AM +00:00

The episode was a bit uneven at the beginning, but builds up Karen's grief until the end. Lorraine was sort of an oddball character to throw in. Her first scene was really just to reintroduce her character and her second one with Will and Grace where she came out of the bushes was more unexpected and actually funnier. The forced part was the W&G who's the boss bickering... it's not like we haven't heard similar arguments from them before. Overall, Karen and Jack did the heavy lifting in this episode, while Will and Grace did their parts in consoling Karen, Grace failing in her over the top way, and Will halfway succeeding with a much needed hug.

replies 154Nov 3, 2017 10:28 AM +00:00

I'm genuinely loving this reboot. The cast's chemistry is still on fire after all these years. Last night's episode is definitely Emmy worthy for Megan. I genuinely teared up. Beautiful work. Loved having Minnie Driver back. She's hysterical.

replies 155Nov 3, 2017 10:30 AM +00:00
Is it true that Shelley and Megan really did not like each other during the original run of the show?

No. They had some issues when Shelley decided to announce to the world during an Emmy pre-show telecast that Megan had just gotten married, and Megan hadn't wanted it known particularly (Shelly hadn't been invited to the wedding and was perhaps a bit miffed about that). But they made up and are still good friends.

replies 156Nov 3, 2017 10:40 AM +00:00

Of all the reboot choices, seeing Grace turn into a genuine asshole on so many levels was disappointing.

replies 157Nov 3, 2017 1:26 PM +00:00

Viva Megan and Minnie. Also Leslie Jordan. They’re the three MVPs.

--Not the other three
replies 158Nov 3, 2017 1:31 PM +00:00

Shelley Morrison's Twitter is interesting. Bitch is WOKE!

replies 159Nov 3, 2017 1:34 PM +00:00

Deb Messing tries too hard and just isn’t naturally funny. Does she resent Megan?

replies 160Nov 3, 2017 1:37 PM +00:00

So what were Rosario's last words? "You can have my Jello."?

replies 161Nov 3, 2017 1:45 PM +00:00

The new maid was supposed to be in two more scenes, they cut them out. Also the beginning at the office was originally about 40 seconds longer (before Karen arrived). Jack was supposed to take out money from Wills wallet and pretend it was like withdrawing money from ATM. It was funny, too bad they cut it.

replies 162Nov 3, 2017 1:51 PM +00:00

R162 They probably cut those to keep Lorraine's second scene in.

replies 163Nov 3, 2017 1:55 PM +00:00

I agree something is off too. Sitcoms usually don't have deleted scenes, the scripts are pretty tight. 2 deleted scenes and an edited opening is not good, it's sloppy writing. I suspect having to tighten the show in post is throwing off the rhythm and timing.

Last night's episode was the best so far but I feel this would have been a better episode to reintroduce Beverly Leslie. Lorraine was random and I never want to hear the line "finish myself off in front of your father" again. Messing misfired in her scene with Mullally. Way over the top and frankly crossed the line and made her character straight up unlikeable.

replies 164Nov 3, 2017 2:30 PM +00:00

NBC has probably made them speed up, cutting off a minute or so to add in another commercial.

replies 165Nov 3, 2017 2:41 PM +00:00

Yes i think this season is shorter. I watched on Hulu and it's coming in just under 22 minutes there. The old show were longer, maybe 23/24 minutes. And going way back the old Rhodas and close to 27 minutes.

replies 166Nov 3, 2017 2:46 PM +00:00

R165 They even had "Just Jack" in a Honda commercial. They are milking this revival for every cent! LOL

replies 167Nov 3, 2017 2:48 PM +00:00

I wonder what happened to Karen's stepkids. Fat Mason was funny.

replies 168Nov 3, 2017 2:56 PM +00:00

Shelley Morrison had lung cancer and breast cancer during W&G. Reading between the lines in her Tweet she probably has a terminal diagnosis at this point.

replies 169Nov 3, 2017 3:02 PM +00:00

She's a tough old broad. She had part of a lung removed and beat lung cancer which is very rare. She's had breast cancer twice but wiki said it came back but no dates or citation. Even if she's still in remission from both she's likely quite frail from all that treatment, she was using a walker at the curtain call for the election special last year. Karen pushing Rosie in a wheelchair in the odd cameo would have been very funny but it's understandable that she doesn't want to work anymore.

replies 170Nov 3, 2017 3:15 PM +00:00

Perfect episode. Very funny and very sad. Meghan was outstanding.

replies 171Nov 3, 2017 4:09 PM +00:00

"I heard as soon as I came."

--Lorriane Finster
replies 172Nov 3, 2017 4:10 PM +00:00

r136, the Irish maid has been on at least 2 previous episodes of W&G, as different characters. I didn't look her up on IMDB, there may have been others.

--So many unemployed actors, stop using the same ones for bit parts over and over
replies 173Nov 3, 2017 4:40 PM +00:00

Mary Pat Gleason is the new maid.

She was Jane on Guiding Light, paid companion to Alexandra Spaulding.

She has a slight lisp and would say "Baroneth..." I recall. Maybe not.

replies 174Nov 3, 2017 5:05 PM +00:00

here's Gleason as Jane; go to 38:46

replies 175Nov 3, 2017 5:13 PM +00:00

Yet again they rip off an original run episode. Two actually, Jack running back and forth in the hospital was the same as the episode when Karen was hospitalized, and of course the funeral was an echo of Stan's.

Loved again seeing Smitty and Lorraine though.

replies 176Nov 3, 2017 5:19 PM +00:00

I always thought Mary Pat Gleason looked exactly like Chris Farley in drag during those SNL Zagat's skits.

replies 177Nov 3, 2017 5:23 PM +00:00

I'm sure this was mentioned upthread but....

Who saw the shower scene and immediately thought "damn, they copied this..."

Greatest comedy team in television history
replies 178Nov 3, 2017 5:34 PM +00:00

The writing has improved but the pacing and editing is still off. Also, Sean Hayes is capable of more than just silly stunts of physical comedy, as he proved in the original run. The writers should give him more time in favor of Debra Messing who is the weakest link. Not to say that she's that bad, but her storylines have been flimsy yet stretched out way more than necessary.

replies 179Nov 3, 2017 5:42 PM +00:00

I agree that Debra is the weak link. She looks bored, sour and as if she is acting in a different series.

replies 180Nov 3, 2017 9:54 PM +00:00

They should just change the name from Will and Grace to The Mugging Hour.

replies 181Nov 3, 2017 10:03 PM +00:00
I feel this would have been a better episode to reintroduce Beverly Leslie.

Oh, I don't agree at all. He would have taken it in a direction that wasn't appropriate. What they should have done is make Beverly Leslie's return the A story, and let it be its own episode. Although that would mean two Karen-centric episodes, don't know if each character has a quota.

replies 182Nov 3, 2017 11:27 PM +00:00

r178. it was an obvious homage. Are you headless?

replies 183Nov 3, 2017 11:39 PM +00:00
The new maid was supposed to be in two more scenes, they cut them out.

How do you know? And do you mean they were cut before taping, or that they were taped and then cut?

Sitcoms usually don't have deleted scenes, the scripts are pretty tight.

Yes they do. Editing and cutting a line, or part of a line, is common in three-camera sitcoms. Scenes that are filmed aren't usually cut - but it does happen occasionally. Usually what happens is that part of a scene or a few lines will be cut.

Taping is done scene-to-scene. A scene will be taped, and there may be a piece of it or a couple of lines that are redone (in front of the audience) before they move on to the next scene/setting. And as has been pointed out, the writers are there on the set and sometimes will change a line right there. They don't really know how the whole show will look/flow until they start editing it.

replies 184Nov 3, 2017 11:41 PM +00:00

R184 You are agreeing with the poster you quoted. You both agree than sitcoms don't film extra scenes. You quoted the word scenes and then proceeded to answer about "a line or part of a line". Not the same thing.

For the record I've been working in television since 1976. I got my training sitting in the editing booth with Jay Sandrich and Peter Bonerz. I've never known a 3 camera sitcom to film extra scenes. W&G do seem to be doing this. I found a deleted scene on YT. I believe this is the root of their pacing issue.

replies 185Nov 4, 2017 1:48 AM +00:00

Will Anastasia Beaverhausen ever be back?

replies 186Nov 4, 2017 10:07 AM +00:00

r183, I think the word you mean is reductive.
replies 187Nov 4, 2017 10:48 AM +00:00

Rosario’s pussy stinks.

replies 188Nov 4, 2017 10:53 AM +00:00

I have a new appreciation for Debra Messing. She's very funny.

replies 189Nov 4, 2017 11:25 AM +00:00

R189 is Deb Messing.

replies 190Nov 4, 2017 11:27 AM +00:00

I wonder if those "deleted scenes" aren't actually "digital extras", done on purpose, that fans end up circulating around on social media, creating a buzz around the show. Or for the Blu Ray box set us elder fans still buy lol.

replies 191Nov 4, 2017 12:18 PM +00:00

Will is WAY hotter this time around.

replies 192Nov 4, 2017 1:22 PM +00:00

I wanna fuck Will all night long! He is sexier now.

replies 193Nov 4, 2017 1:27 PM +00:00

Eric M. looked great starting mid-way through season 2. His hair was too long in Season one.

replies 194Nov 4, 2017 1:58 PM +00:00

R192 No way. Will in the old series was perfect. Now you have squint to make him look half as good.

replies 195Nov 4, 2017 1:59 PM +00:00

Eric should not be filmed in HD. Those crevasses on his face with makeup troweled all over them are distracting in close-ups.

replies 196Nov 4, 2017 2:01 PM +00:00

I’d do Eric then/now/whenever - love those suits

replies 197Nov 4, 2017 2:23 PM +00:00

Meghan is the one who looks almost the same as she did 11 years ago when the show ended.

replies 198Nov 4, 2017 2:40 PM +00:00

Remember when W&G was on, the digital transition hadn't even happened... People were still watching on their big old analog tv. I guess if you stream it on low resolution on your computer screen, you can pretend it's still 2007. lol

replies 199Nov 4, 2017 2:53 PM +00:00

one of my favorite scenes from the 'old' Will & Grace....Sandra Bernhard and the Midnight Train to Georgia

This is one of my favorite scenes of Will & Grace. Really funny!
replies 200Nov 4, 2017 3:00 PM +00:00

Who played Grace's sisters? I remember the older one was played by Geena Davis, right? The younger one I can't remember her name.

replies 201Nov 4, 2017 3:05 PM +00:00

Sara Rue

replies 202Nov 4, 2017 3:10 PM +00:00

R201 it's Sara Rue....she played Joyce, the younger sister
replies 203Nov 4, 2017 3:10 PM +00:00

R202 R203 Thanks. Maybe they can the 3 sisters reunite to deal with some issues left over from Bobbi's passing. Wanna see if they really "hate" Grace! LOL

replies 204Nov 4, 2017 3:14 PM +00:00

On the Youtube after show, the show creators hinted that the holiday special in December might be Cher-related... Would they just mention Cher or would they actually have Cher on, I wonder.

replies 205Nov 4, 2017 3:18 PM +00:00

I think the 4 actors do better without guest stars.

replies 206Nov 4, 2017 3:30 PM +00:00

I hate celebrity guest stars.

replies 207Nov 4, 2017 3:40 PM +00:00

R207 Then you should have stopped watching years ago. Getting celebrity guest stars is one of this show's shticks since the first Cher episode.

replies 208Nov 4, 2017 3:57 PM +00:00

I have an old tv so no HD for me and Megan looks the same except from a slightly saggy neck, Deb looks huge but the face is good, Eric is too thin and Sean messed up under his eyes with fillers.

The Just Jack car commercial was funnier than the episodes.

replies 209Nov 4, 2017 4:10 PM +00:00

Debra was interviewed for one of the glossies and she admitted to having a fat freezing procedure earlier this year. So we know that doesn't work. I agree the extra weight suits her face, she just haven't learned how to dress it yet. They put her in camouflaging clothes that make her look huge.

replies 210Nov 4, 2017 4:14 PM +00:00

When Karen said she just wanted to sit with Rosario I lost it. It was really moving.

replies 211Nov 4, 2017 4:14 PM +00:00

W&G writer/producer David Kohan hinted that Cher is coming back for the 2017 holiday episode.

See video at: 7:46

It's the After Party finale! Join Kristin Dos Santos for one last round - including on-set chats with Karen Walker herself, Megan Mullally, and creators Max ...
replies 212Nov 4, 2017 4:29 PM +00:00

Hooray for guest stars!
replies 213Nov 4, 2017 4:38 PM +00:00

What episode is r213?

replies 214Nov 4, 2017 4:46 PM +00:00

R214 I think it's Edie Falco and Chloe Sevigny playing ' real-estate mavens' in an episode called East Side Story

replies 215Nov 4, 2017 4:50 PM +00:00

Now I remember -- Edie tells Will she likes to keep Chloe "hungry."

replies 216Nov 4, 2017 4:53 PM +00:00

Was that the one where the two real estate mavens are also of the lesbionic persuasion, and Grace pretends to be attracted to one of them to get a decorating contract from them?

replies 217Nov 4, 2017 7:12 PM +00:00

Deirdre and Monet, the Flipping Dykes

Directed by James Burrows. With Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes. Will and Grace who are now flippers (buying houses cheap and then fixing them up and selling them at a huge profit) are trying to get a house. But they learn that they have just encroached into the area of a couple of flippers known as Deirdre and Monet who are lesbians. They approach Will and Grace and tell them to stay out of their territory. Will decides to fight back by driving a wedge ...
replies 218Nov 4, 2017 7:16 PM +00:00

I enjoyed Messing in this episode. Thought she was funny.

replies 219Nov 5, 2017 5:12 AM +00:00

I sat in the studio audience of W&G during the first season when it was kind of difficult to muster up a full studio audience for a new and very different show. I remember one scene where Jack was answering the phone and he had 5 or six written ways to answer the phone. Then they let him adlib the pickup. Some of them were quite filthy and very funny. But as to the above, they will do retakes with set written dialogue as the episode demands on the fly. This cast is able to do that.

replies 220Nov 5, 2017 5:18 AM +00:00

Loved Jack having to dance for Karen!

replies 221Nov 5, 2017 5:20 AM +00:00
Loved Jack having to dance for Karen!

That was the worst part of all the new episodes so far. It went so fast and was so weird and in the middle of a scene where it just didn't make much sense. People were clapping just seemed so bizarre to me.

They have Sean mincing a LOT more than he did before. Him mugging harder and bigger than he did on Original Recipe W&G isn't going to make it funnier.

replies 222Nov 5, 2017 5:26 AM +00:00

Whoever chose to cut from Karen sitting by Rosario's casket to the other three in the doorway (with Jack saying, "That's Karen SAD!") should be fired.

replies 223Nov 5, 2017 5:34 AM +00:00

I've got to admit that for me episode 6 was a rough one dealing with Rosario's death. That required Karen to make a huge jump from being her regular self centered, foul mouthed self to an an actual human being who cares for someone other than herself on a deeper emotional level. For me the best was Grace making it all about her when she tried to get Karen back to the funeral. Jack being terrified of Karen didn't work for me.

replies 224Nov 5, 2017 5:41 AM +00:00

I loved her pulling the spray bottle out of the casket

--That was a perfect touch
replies 225Nov 5, 2017 5:43 AM +00:00

I've been rewatching the original series and finally got to the finale last night. I hated the way they had Karen kick Stan out. Just didnt make sense to me after all she went through with him.

replies 226Nov 5, 2017 6:59 AM +00:00

r223 agree that was unnecessary. It should have closed with just Karen and the casket.

replies 227Nov 5, 2017 7:04 AM +00:00

Or have the last shot of Karen slowly dolly/arc around to include/reveal the 3 others SILENT way in the background looking on to her.

replies 228Nov 5, 2017 11:14 AM +00:00

I didn't care for the way they glossed over Bobbie Adler's death. Debbie deserved more mention, maybe they have something else planned in the future.

I hope Shelley got a nice big fat gratitude check from the show for using her image.

I love Minnie Driver, her Lorraine is a great character and Minnie nails it every time.

I was also moved by Will silently wrapping his arms around Karen at the bar and her holding him in place when he tried to let her go. Nice touch.

replies 229Nov 5, 2017 12:04 PM +00:00

R229 Of course, Shelley got a check. That's probably why they wanted to do a big tribute episode so as to include Shelley in the success of the reboot. Otherwise, they could have just dangled Rosario's unseen presence and referenced her in passing for the rest of the run.

replies 230Nov 5, 2017 12:57 PM +00:00

Yes, thank God they were not cheap and used Shelley's pic.

replies 231Nov 5, 2017 2:35 PM +00:00

Many years ago I heard Shelley and Kathryn Joostyn (Desperate Housewives) speak as lung cancer survivors. I'm so glad she's remained healthy for so long and I hope she got a big fat check.

replies 232Nov 5, 2017 3:08 PM +00:00

get that money Miss Shelley

replies 233Nov 5, 2017 3:19 PM +00:00

I hope Minnie Driver gets an Emmy nom for Guest Star. She was so good!

replies 234Nov 5, 2017 3:26 PM +00:00

Cher sounded like a pain in the ass to work with. I wonder how difficult it was to have a different big egotistical star on every week.

replies 235Nov 5, 2017 3:30 PM +00:00

r234 totally agree. I love that Minnie is having a career renaissance as a comedic actress (About a Boy, Speechless). She is an absolutely brilliant comedienne.

--Suck it, Matt
replies 236Nov 5, 2017 3:35 PM +00:00

Overall, I give the new (continuing?) W&G an "A".

Not many other shows where you could get the whole cast back and everyone's in such good shape.

Nobody died. Nobody couldn't come back (well, except Rosario!). Nobody was too high on drugs.

I agree Jack's line at the end should have been cut.

replies 237Nov 5, 2017 5:38 PM +00:00

Any chance Blythe Danner makes an appearance. Loved her in the original run.

replies 238Nov 6, 2017 6:22 AM +00:00

Rosario farted alot.

replies 239Nov 6, 2017 11:26 AM +00:00

So does Jack, who blew out his a-hole with way too much anal.

replies 240Nov 6, 2017 1:56 PM +00:00

R240 What do you mean? Jack is obviously an exclusive top... even with Rosario.

replies 241Nov 6, 2017 4:13 PM +00:00

The resuscitated W&G is a huge hit. Good for them. In addition to Roseanne, it will be interesting to see which other old sitcoms will be raised from the dead.

Of course, the Holy Grail is Friends. Do we dare to dream?

replies 242Nov 6, 2017 4:19 PM +00:00
Of course, the Holy Grail is Friends. Do we dare to dream?

Why? It was OK but not something that amazing. Are you that nostalgic for *anything* 90s? Should I play you some Ace of Base?

Well, there's also that Kevin James sitcom which is, basically, the reboot of "King of Queens" now that Leah Remini is a co-star.

replies 243Nov 6, 2017 5:39 PM +00:00

I'd watch a reboot of Frasier, where he's doing a live podcast/webcast version of his radio show from his schmancy condo after retiring. Roz and friends would drop by to visit and get him out of one problem and into another. Hopefully John Mahoney (Martin) would still have some scenes here and there. Might need a 3rd dog actor tho.

replies 244Nov 6, 2017 6:13 PM +00:00

Oh, lord... time-traveling W&G!

Will and Grace are... married?
replies 245Nov 21, 2017 10:49 AM +00:00
Of course, the Holy Grail is Friends. Do we dare to dream?

My nipples get hard just thinking about it.
replies 246Nov 21, 2017 11:01 AM +00:00

Looks campy and fun but also like it go horribly, horribly wrong.

Airs tonight!

Will & Grace 9x07 "A Gay Olde Christmas" Season 9 Episode 7 Promo - Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Karen (Megan Mullally), and Jack (Sean Haye...
replies 247Dec 5, 2017 5:52 AM +00:00

That promo looks terrible. I am going to watch it but I am not very happy about the theme of the episode.

replies 248Dec 5, 2017 7:09 AM +00:00

What is that other show in the promo? With the gay cliches in the store?

replies 249Dec 5, 2017 7:13 AM +00:00

I will have to turn on closed caption for this one. Those accents are horrendous.

replies 250Dec 5, 2017 8:56 AM +00:00

I think it looks hilarious. Can't wait.

replies 251Dec 5, 2017 9:23 AM +00:00

Best thing about this is that I discovered the show that comes on after it "great news" I love it and who knew Nicole Ritchie could be sort of funny.

replies 252Dec 5, 2017 11:03 AM +00:00

Deport Eric McCormick.

Apparently people like Billy Crystal missed that episode of Gimme A Break! where Nell explains why blackface is wrong and does it quite succinctly. From the ...
replies 253Dec 5, 2017 11:05 AM +00:00

Gayface is blackface.

replies 254Dec 5, 2017 11:05 AM +00:00

Cancel that fucking show, kick that breeder hoser out of MY country, and blacklist everyone involved with it

--Gay roles for gay actors ONLY
replies 255Dec 5, 2017 11:16 AM +00:00

R247: More glorifying goyism at the expense of Jews, especially when we have a fake president of German extraction with a lot of Jew-hating followers.

--Cancel that minstrel show
replies 256Dec 5, 2017 11:17 AM +00:00

Gays against Swill & DisGrace

I have never seen Will and Grace before so have got a copy to watch it, but I do NOT find it funny at all. I am gay and find it totally non funny.
Digital Spy
replies 257Dec 5, 2017 11:24 AM +00:00

The fake Jew troll is at it again.

replies 258Dec 5, 2017 3:21 PM +00:00

And out come the antisemites, proving that Deb Messing paying lip service to Judaism had no effect on its viewers.

replies 259Dec 5, 2017 3:24 PM +00:00


replies 260Dec 5, 2017 4:04 PM +00:00

1912: Closeted Will is attracted to Jack.

replies 261Dec 5, 2017 4:07 PM +00:00

Was that directed at me r259? I'm not an anti-semite.

replies 262Dec 5, 2017 4:11 PM +00:00

Grace is doing a bad Barbra does Dolly does Fanny Brice accent. Bonus points for a huge and gaudy Mama Adler painting hanging in the parlor.

replies 263Dec 5, 2017 4:12 PM +00:00

God this is awful

replies 264Dec 5, 2017 4:14 PM +00:00

It's like they took everything I hate about being gay and made it into a sitcom. All the casual cruelty, all the shallowness, all the Eurocentrism, all the fetishization of masculinity, all the glorification of promiscuity, all the subservience to heterosexual females at the expense of gay autonomy, all the political one-sidedness. I can get that here on DL from people far less obnoxious than they. That's how much I hate that show: I would rather be on DataLounge than subject myself to it. I've honestly read funnier jokes here on DL. For a comedy that neither makes me laugh nor offers characters I care either for or about, characters being of the same sexual orientation as myself just isn't enough.

replies 265Dec 5, 2017 4:14 PM +00:00

Matt Damon in Downsizing couldn't even have his head shaved for the role? That nude skull cap look ridiculous and does the unnatural wrinkle when he emotes. Vain asshole.

replies 266Dec 5, 2017 4:17 PM +00:00

They actually brought him back after that "gay actors should stay in the closet" bullshit? Seriously, fuck this show. And I don't mean in a good way.

replies 267Dec 5, 2017 4:18 PM +00:00

Who, R267?

replies 268Dec 5, 2017 4:19 PM +00:00

R268, meet R266.

replies 269Dec 5, 2017 4:24 PM +00:00

In case you forgot.

"People shouldn't know anything about your sexuality."
The Hollywood Reporter
replies 270Dec 5, 2017 4:25 PM +00:00

I am R266 and R268. I asked because I was referring to Damon in the film Downsizing. It was shown during the commercial break. He was not on tonight's W&G episode.

replies 271Dec 5, 2017 4:27 PM +00:00

Will and Grace (1998-2005) was a multiple-Emmy award winning sitcom about a gay man, Will (Eric McCormack), his best friend Jack (Sean Hayes), and their heterosexual female life partners, Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullaley).

I hated it. I still hate it. I can't watch an episode without seething with rage and trying to kill my tv set.

Here are the top 10 things I hate about it.

1. I know that some gay men (and straight men) have feminine mannerisms, but every gay male character on the program, except for a few famous guest stars, prances. They wear face cream and listen to show tunes and call each other "Mary." Will goes even farther. He believes that he is a girl, literally. In one episode, Will's visiting cousin states that he needs "a woman's opinon" about something, and Will immediately chirps "Sure, I'll be glad to help."

3. Every gay stereotype you ever heard is absolutely true. Grace or Karen frequently make astonishingly homophobic statements, and Will has to admit that they are correct. In one episode, a gay man has to pretend to be interested in a woman, but he doesn't know how. Grace says: "Treat her like your mother." Will protests, "That's homophobic! All gay men aren't in love with their mothers. . .um. . .ok, ok, treat her like your mother."

4. Gay men like sex with women. A lot. Will/Grace and Jack/Karen are always cuddling, smooching, pawing at each other. Will and Jack occasionally kiss other women, too.

5. But they like sex with men more. That's right, gayness is a sexual preference. You have to try both sexes, and decide which one you prefer, like deciding between strawberry and chocolate ice cream. In one episode, Will admits that he had sex with a woman in order to "be sure."

6. They like sex with men, but relationships are heterosexual. Will gets married to his cop beau in the last episode, but before that he had 3,000 episodes paired with Grace. And the last episode fast-forwards to reveal Jack and Karen living together for 20 years. Same-sex bonds come and go, but heterosexual bonds are forever.

7. There is no gay culture. Will and Jack must spend all of their time among heterosexuals, because there are no gay political groups, social groups, sports groups, churches, or community centers. Just a lot of gay bars, and in one episode a bookstore.

8. All gay men are affluent sophisticated lawyers who live in Manhattan and have gym-toned physiques and listen to show tunes and are utterly self-absorbed. Of course, the straight women are the same.

9. There are no lesbians. Will is constantly telling people that he is gay, but Grace only states that she is a woman. She doesn't have to mention that she's heterosexual, because lesbians don't exist. Except in one episode, where they were portrayed as butch, predatory, and "confused." One "changes back" into heterosexual after kissing Will.

10. Sean Hayes utterly refused to acknowledge that he was gay during the entire run of the show. I can't imagine how much internalized homophobia and self-hatred it takes to do that. Of course, if he actually believed all of the contemptible things his character was saying about gay people, I can understand why he would hate himself.

10 things I hate about Will and Grace
replies 272Dec 5, 2017 4:29 PM +00:00

11. Leslie Jordan plays a flamboyantly feminine gay man -- even more feminine than the other characters, so much that Karen's homophobia changes from ridicule to hatred. But he insists that he is straight.

12. Grace and Karen throw around "fags" and "homos" with utter abandon, and instead of calling them out for their homophobia, Will and Jack meekly accept the abuse.

13. Sorry, I couldn't confine myself to 10. But this is the last one: Will doesn't know that gay men exist.

In one episode, Will is going on a blind date. As he sits in a restaurant waiting for his date, he strikes up a conversation with the man at the next table. He states that he, too, is waiting for a blind date. At this point, what would you conclude?


But Will doesn't. He says: "You know how women are, they always like to make an entrance." He is gay, and yet he is absolutely certain that every man on Earth is straight.

Postscript: I just heard some horrible news. After 12 blissfully gay-free years, self-hating Willa nd Jack -- and their fag-hating life partners Grace and Karen --are returning for another season of homophobic hijinks. Somehow, with the new fascist regime and the throwback of gay rights to the 1950s, it seems fitting.

Apparently people like Billy Crystal missed that episode of Gimme A Break! where Nell explains why blackface is wrong and does it quite succinctly. From the ...
--Don't you realize you're making fun of gay people, NBC?
replies 273Dec 5, 2017 4:29 PM +00:00

It's a sitcom R273, and as much as you want it to be the most perfect (read boring) representation of the most perfect gay men ever that's not what sitcoms are about.

replies 274Dec 5, 2017 4:45 PM +00:00
It's a sitcom

So were Hello, Larry and Joanie Loves Chachi. Those are its peers.

replies 275Dec 5, 2017 4:48 PM +00:00
It's a sitcom [R273], and as much as you want it to be the most perfect (read boring) representation of the most perfect gay men ever that's not what sitcoms are about.

Oscar on The Office succeeds where both Will and Jack fail: at being an openly gay character who is funny, relatable, and believable. He, Stanley, and Phyllis are the only ones who would ever keep their jobs at Dunder Mifflin if they and it were real. Darryl on My Name Is Earl is also a more interesting gay character as he is a survivor of childhood bullying from Earl and it has affected his relationships with men.

Quit while you're behind and stop making excuses for this show. In doing so, you pander to the soft bigotry of low expectations. Demand better from the media because we need and deserve better.

replies 276Dec 5, 2017 4:53 PM +00:00
Rosie got a great send off.

Now she ruined two NBC sitcoms.

--Nell Carter's ghost
replies 277Dec 5, 2017 4:59 PM +00:00

R273 you're a moron. You need to get a life! It's a SITCOM for goodness sakes! I'm happy that it's come back on NBC!

replies 278Dec 5, 2017 5:07 PM +00:00

wow! someone is trying out their college thesis on this thread. publish a book, then we can all save time by not reading any more of your diatribes. and maybe see about getting a humor transplant.

replies 279Dec 5, 2017 5:28 PM +00:00

R273 here. I'm in the right thread. WTF are the rest of you humorless bitches doing here?

replies 280Dec 5, 2017 6:03 PM +00:00

Oops! I'm R274. The anon with the stick up his ass is R273.

replies 281Dec 5, 2017 6:04 PM +00:00
Oscar on The Office succeeds where both Will and Jack fail:

Unfortunately The Office was such an unbearably unfunny piece of shit show that it didn’t matter.

replies 282Dec 5, 2017 6:08 PM +00:00

R272 and 273 makes the mistake of thinking that everyone is interested in what he has to say. In reality, no one is, especially when he decides to write a thesis.

replies 283Dec 5, 2017 6:11 PM +00:00
I hated it. I still hate it. I can't watch an episode without seething with rage and trying to kill my tv set


I suppose you feel like you need to bombard people into sharing your beliefs. But you can’t. It’s futile, so just cut your losses and pretend it doesn’t exist, instead of trying to shit all over the people who like it.

Life is really that simple.

replies 284Dec 5, 2017 6:15 PM +00:00

"I hated it. I still hate it. I can't watch an episode without seething with rage and trying to kill my tv set."

If you have such an extreme reaction to this show you may want to look inward to seek answers. You can start by doing a backflip up your ass.

replies 285Dec 5, 2017 7:44 PM +00:00

I need Karen out of the manse and in a penthouse wearing rubies with a lesbian affair with Rosie or that chick who plays Clinton as potential paramour.

I need Karen to hand it to Gwyneth. That sort of thing.

I need Karen at a Japanese karaoke bar belting this:

Music video by Hole performing Violet. (C) 1994 Geffen Records
replies 286Dec 5, 2017 10:07 PM +00:00

Karen at Karaoke with new Japanese boyfriend. Something.

replies 287Dec 5, 2017 10:10 PM +00:00

R284 but then what would they do with their lives without spreading their misery?'

replies 288Dec 6, 2017 7:03 AM +00:00

Charming episode but very light on humour. The very first joke with Grace and the cashier flew straight over my head. I'll have to watch it with the CC on again to spot the wordplay or whatever that made the audience laugh.

Also, what the hell was that cashier's accent anyway? Portuguese?

replies 289Dec 6, 2017 7:11 AM +00:00

The Christmas one was really bad, and I loved the previous ones.

It was nice, however, to see Bev Les.

replies 290Dec 6, 2017 7:17 AM +00:00

It wasn't great but I enjoyed Karen and her irish accent and it was still better than that crap that followed it after"superstore"

replies 291Dec 6, 2017 7:18 AM +00:00

They should have just done a regular episode or a Christmas special in the present time.

replies 292Dec 6, 2017 7:25 AM +00:00

Virtually all of the actors must learn to speak properly, W&G is the only TV show I consistently have to watch with closed captioning on just to undersand what the principals are saying. Alas, Karen, my favorite character, is the worst offender.

replies 293Dec 6, 2017 8:07 AM +00:00

ratings hit: 7.12 million viewers last night. about 5.4 were DL hate watchers apparently...

replies 294Dec 6, 2017 8:17 AM +00:00

Now they all speak improperly? Maybe it's time for you to get hearing aid Grandpa! You are all WAYYYY to critical! Here's some advice: if you don't like the show DON'T WATCH IT! SHEESH!!!!!

replies 295Dec 6, 2017 8:47 AM +00:00

Will & Grace is and always will be the best show on TV.

replies 296Dec 6, 2017 9:18 AM +00:00

The show’s Christmas episode scored a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, tying “The Voice” for the lead in Tuesday primetime.

replies 297Dec 6, 2017 10:11 AM +00:00

Kind of sad the Rosario episode is the lowest rated episode of the run so far. But that week, CBS pulled out all their comedy big guns.

After 11 years, NBC has revived their Will & Grace sitcom for a ninth season. The series drew positive ratings back in the 1990s but there’s no guarantee that viewers will tune in again. Of course, there seems to be little chance that Will & Grace will be cancelled anytime soon since it’s already been …
canceled TV shows - TV Series Finale
replies 298Dec 6, 2017 10:47 AM +00:00

Am I the only one who hated the last episode?

replies 299Dec 6, 2017 10:55 AM +00:00

The Rosario episode was very sad. The one with SKIP was the best.

replies 300Dec 6, 2017 11:01 AM +00:00

To R295: Listen, prick, I'm not the only person on this thread who has complained about not being able to understand what the main characters are saying on W&G. I'm in my early 40s and have excellent hearing acuity, but when characters are talking excessively fast and simultaneously mumbling, I know the problem isn't mine. You obviously have never seen the program, or you'd know what I was talking about. FWIW, W&G is the only TV show I ever have to use closed captioning on. It has nothing to do with liking or not liking the program. Get your head out of your ass.

replies 301Dec 6, 2017 3:36 PM +00:00

Yeah, the problem is you. I don't think I've ever not understood what they're saying and frankly can't recall anyone ever making that complaint before. I've seen every episode and I don't know what you're talking about.

replies 302Dec 6, 2017 3:39 PM +00:00

To R295: R65, R126 & R250 have also posted comments on this thread complaining about not being able to understand the dialogue without CC, and there were also comments about this on the previous W&G thread. I think the only other times I've seen people on DL talking about using CC had to do with some British programs that were difficult to interpret without it. Just because you were apparently a graduate of the Evelyn Wood School of Speed Talking doesn't mean we all are, so take that stick out of your ass and settle down, Bevis.

replies 303Dec 6, 2017 4:10 PM +00:00

R303 You're alone on this one. Full of s**t really. Just admit it. Where do you live, somewhere in the country with a population of 100? Where people speak reeeeeal slowwww and drag the words out? Maybe that's the only speech you understand. If you're going to watch a show that takes place in New York City you better come prepared.

replies 304Dec 6, 2017 4:17 PM +00:00

Just watched the episode, and thought it was fun. Not great, but it had its moments. And I don't recall ever not understanding anything that was said.

replies 305Dec 6, 2017 4:43 PM +00:00

I thought it was on winter hiatus. Did I miss a new episode? I think the last one I saw was Rosario’s death.

replies 306Dec 6, 2017 4:51 PM +00:00

R306, you're fine. The last episode before the hiatus was Rosario's death and they returned last evening with the Christmas episode.

replies 307Dec 6, 2017 5:06 PM +00:00

It’s so broad, even by sitcom standards. WHET subtlety?

replies 308Dec 6, 2017 5:08 PM +00:00

Critics Choice Awards Snubs, according to

4. Will & Grace – Despite all of the buzz around the arrival of this show and discussions about it getting a ton of awards-show love, how did it get only one nomination for Sean Hayes? How did Modern Family get a nod over it?
replies 309Dec 6, 2017 5:17 PM +00:00

I think Sean Hayes is a fantastic comedic actor. Actually I think the whole cast is great, but Sean is the standout with Megan coming in a close second.

replies 310Dec 6, 2017 5:40 PM +00:00

Sean takes dick up his ass. Gross!

--Mitch McConnell
replies 311Dec 7, 2017 8:59 AM +00:00

Yeah, Karen in this one is weirdly subdued in many episodes. They need to have her be a little bit more Old Karen.

The Christmas ep was....interesting. Not a bad idea, but a bit long with the fantasy bits. Who knew Hayes had guns like that, though? Also, Eric looked amazing in those old fashioned flat front pants. Yum.

replies 312Dec 7, 2017 9:04 AM +00:00
How did Modern Family get a nod over it?

Someone has to be paying for them at this point. That show is one of the shittiest, dullest shows I have ever seen.

replies 313Dec 7, 2017 9:05 AM +00:00

When will Deb just go away? Can it be soon, please?

replies 314Dec 7, 2017 9:05 AM +00:00

R314 Can you just go away? Can it be now, please?

replies 315Dec 7, 2017 9:06 AM +00:00

Debra’s pussy stinks.

replies 316Dec 7, 2017 10:54 AM +00:00

I loved the Smitty joke with the kid.

replies 317Dec 7, 2017 2:02 PM +00:00

Just watched the Christmas special... It was funnier than I thought. "I ate a rat."

replies 318Dec 10, 2017 8:27 PM +00:00

I love Modern Family and the characters, but dear god the new episodes are like stale bread. I imagine Modern Family gets nominated because some big powerhouse's meemaw loves the show and considers it edgy with their occasional double entendres.

replies 319Dec 10, 2017 9:06 PM +00:00

Surprisingly, it was just nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Globes, and Eric McCormack got a nod as well.

replies 320Dec 11, 2017 9:45 AM +00:00

Sean Hayes got a SAG nomination for Best Actor in a comedy series.

replies 321Dec 13, 2017 7:00 AM +00:00

Hayes continues to age a good 5 yrs per episode. Eric McCormack is 7 years older (54) but looks so much better than Hayes.

replies 322Dec 13, 2017 7:17 AM +00:00