Will & Grace spend a rainy day exploring their unresolved emotional past

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The strength of Will & Grace is the strength of Will and Grace. Now having spent decades together, the two are like an old married couple, and straight-up life partners. It’s nice when an episode like “Who’s Sorry Now?” plays to that strength. Will & Grace really doesn’t need stunt guest stars, or slapstick comedy, or…

Will & Grace wraps up a Karen-centric episode in a nice sitcom package 

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After a rocky start to the season last week, this Will & Grace episode is more like it: a carefully crafted and tied-up sitcom package. As the title indicates, “Where In The World Is Karen Walker?” is a tidy theme to wrap an episode around, as each of Karen’s friends flash back to their final interaction with her…

Even David Schwimmer’s anti-Ross can’t save Will & Grace’s season premiere

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Like its first season, the Will & Grace reboot’s second season has gotten off to a rocky start. When the show is firing on all cylinders, as it was before it wrapped up before hiatus in the spring, there’s really nothing like it, as the four leads display the chemistry just as intact as it was 20 years ago. But in…

The cast and creators of Will & Grace pick their favorite episodes from the show’s lengthy run

At nine seasons and over 200 episodes, Will & Grace has had a lengthy run that’s only going to get longer, what with NBC ordering two more seasons of the revival. In order to help us navigate through the vast catalog of episodes, the cast and creators of Will & Grace, including Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan…

Will & Grace returns with an inventive comic flourish in “Three Wise Men”

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One of the best, most fun parts of the old Will & Grace was the interchangeability of the groupings of the four main leads. Will and Grace, Jack and Karen, Will and Jack, Grace and Karen, all four leads together… all these combos have their advantages. But the diagonal dyads of Jack and Grace and Will and Karen may…

Will & Grace continues to benefit by mining its characters’ considerable pasts

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Last episode, Will & Grace dove into Will’s emotional baggage with his ex. This week, we take a look at Jack’s stunted emotional past with help from some painful Karen flashbacks. It’s nice that the show is drawing on its characters’ considerable history, even if calling some of these progressions baby steps would be…

Debra Messing calls out E! for pay inequality in E! News red carpet interview 

If you thought the Time’s Up movement that everyone was making at the Golden Globes tonight was all about wearing black and putting a spotlight on activists, Debra Messing has some very pointed words for you. Or, more specifically, Messing has some very pointed words for E! News, which recently lost longtime host Catt…

Will & Grace’s goodbye to a beloved character only gives Karen a chance to shine

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At this point, you almost have to wonder: Why did Will & Grace come back? A lot of the content in these initial episodes has consisted simply trying to get the show back on track post-reboot. The wiping out of the original finale’s ending. Will’s and Grace’s divorces. And since actress Shelley Morrison didn’t want to…

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