This is one hilarious show and I've just purchased the Complete Box Set on DVD, just finsihed episode #114 and I must say I already love the characters. Took me years to get to this amazing sitcom, because I was practically a child when the show first ran (born in 1991).
It also makes up for an interesting viewing experience to watch two of the leading guys being gay which is something not many of the shows would do / dare. The characters are just so colorful, insightful, extremely funny (looking at you Karen). And I am proud to be a viewer to say the least. Looking forward to seeing the rest of this brilliant piece of television. 90's rocked :) 9,0/10
This was the funniest damn sitcom to ever grace the airwaves. I said many times, "I don't want to meet the cast. I wanna meet the writers!" The writers are absolutely certifiable. Such off the wall terrific wit pulled from every genre known to man. I don't care what your interests are - politics - theater or basket weaving - there's a joke for you and it's a highbrow joke and not just toilet humor. The sight gags are hilarious as well. It was VERY well written by brilliantly insane writers and all the regular cast had absolute perfect timing. Just funny, funny, funny. It was very "out there" for it's time in an era where if you were gay you still needed to be in the closet and shut up. The only other "sitcom" type program that I remember really comparing to Will & Grace's non-stop humor was Jack Benny's radio program in the 40's.
turned out great for WIll and Grace! I love the random wittiness, Karen's bubbly and snotty personality, and the roleplaying here is superb! Everyone's so dramatically humorous on this show... I never got enough of it!
Will & Grace was once upon a time a groundbreaking show. Not one, but two male, homosexual main characters, complimented by two straight female women. The show was never too "stereotypish" with its leads, and really used Will and Grace to show that gay and straight people have the exact same romantic dreams and difficulties. Thrown into the mix were Jack, Will's man-crazy best friend, and Karen, Grace's über-rich assistant who was clueless to how normal people lived and was very liberal with her useage of alcohol and medications. For a good 5 years, this one one of the finest half-hours on television.
Sadly, the writers painted themselves into some corners with Grace's nuptuals and the ill-conceived concept to have Will and Grace nearly end their friendship over a ditched plan to share a child together. The plots were not well-received, and then they had to scramble to get the characters out of those plot threads. They also started to rely more and more on guest stars as comedic crutches, and even worse, Jack and Karen's quirks, once used to slam home jokes to great effect, became jokes on their own. Eventually, they became charicatures of themselves, to the point where nearly every line from Karen's mouth was somehow related to boozing and popping pills. This overkill has greatly dulled their effectiveness as supporting characters of late. Will and Grace themselves have also crossed the line from "romantically unlucky/picky" to "slightly pathetic and mildly unbelievable."
Sadly, the audience, including myself, have pretty much abandoned this show, and the network rerun I saw last week did nothing to win me back. I can't grade this show too harshly due to several years of excellence, but they've been no better than a 6/10 the past two years. 2005/06 will be their final year. Here's hoping they can find a way to recapture the magic of the first years, and not leave us with a bad taste in our mouths.
These days there are some terrible sitcoms being produced. It seems that Will & Grace was one of the last few truly great TV sitcoms.
The cast had great chemistry and director James Burrows continuously drew terrific performances from Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes over an incredible 8-year run. Statistics speak for themselves - between this talented foursome they garnered 5 Emmy Awards and 23 nominations. Not to mention the 2000 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. The plot lines were simplistic, but the clever jokes and the sheer enthusiastic guest stars (Debbie Reynolds, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Cher and Madonna, to name a few) were second to none.
Sure, Season 6 was a bit of a downer, but apart from that this series was almost always spot on.
Probably my third or second favorite show. It's just so addicting to watch! Once I started I couldn't stop watching it. The plots are always to absorbing and all the characters are hilarious. That's enough to be a good show.
But I think the main concept that makes it so good is the creativity. It's not just another show of two friends who will end up falling in love at the end. The thing is, is that they can't! That's just a creative twist so it's always addicting to find out how their relation will end up.
Will and Grace was such a good show. and i love that i can still watch it everyday. i watch it on Lifetime and sometimes on the CW. plus i have some season dvds. this show was so funny. i loved it because it wasnt just a show about gay people. its about friendships. a lot of my guy friends are gay and we act just like that. just love this show. JUST JACK!!!
"will & grace" is surely the worst sitcom i have ever seen! so boring i could go to sleep every night watching it. i watched almost an entire season and i didn't laugh even once. not even once! not even a smile! really stupid jokes, expecially gay jokes; do you have to be gay to watch this series? i think it is disgusting! maybe that is just my opinion, but i found the show really, really unpleasant. there is one think i liked: when they tried to do those live episodes. that didn't work out well, expecially because the actors are weak, but it was a cool idea
I love this show, it's funny great and smart. They took a brave step of making this show because it had Gay Characters and at the Time America didn't like it or wasn't ready. They opened Americas eyes and People understand these things now. They are Gay Characters on some shows. Loved most of the episode, wish it hadn't ended, would love to get all of the season DVD. The Characters and The story line was great and never went of track, maybe only once, at the ending, but got a little bit on track. Miss the whole show, wish they never ended it, with just eight season and 202 episodes...
A wonderfully written show about a gay man named Will who lives with his best friend named Grace. Karen Walker "works" as Grace's assistant at Grace Adler Designs. She loves her booze n' pills. Jack Mcfarland is Karen's flamboyantly gay poodle.
my all time favorite show. wonderful acting/writing and loveable witty characters. i've never seen a show that had such sophistocated humor in it and is so well written. it was ahead of its time and made such an impact in the gay/lesbian community. i have all the dvds and i still watch all the episodes continueously. its one of those shows that you could never get tierd of no matter how many times you watch. each and every episode is so memorable. i still laugh at all the right places even if i know what comes next its so good that its just as funny even if ive seen it a gajillion times. thats what makes this show stand out from many other sitcoms. its one of a kind and i dont think that theres ever going to be another one like it.
Fab-U-louss!! it's amazing you'll never find a funnier show on tv, the characters are so in the role and they're so good at playing their roles in the series. It's so so so so so amazing that after all these years it's bin on air these characters have stayed so strong and true to the role. Megan Mullally's character karen is by far my favourite she's sometimes so awkwardly innapropriate it's amazing to watch the things she gets away with on that show. Grace is also my favorite she is crazy and loopy but she's sweet and fun to watch. Will is so stuck up but it totally works for his character and i lovee him. jack is so gay it's amazing sean hayes hasn't turned playing that rolee. =P
Love it!!! Hilarious!!! This show has been so funny every time i watch it. I love all the characters; Will, Grace, Karen and Jack. Every time i watched it i laugh and that is some thing in my book. The whole plot was great and the actors playing the characters. I love it all and i wish they would bring it back.....hint hint...... for anyone out there who agrees you know what i am talking about. I think the dynamics between the characters made the show what it was. All there is left to say is that this show was and still is my guilty pleasure and its hilarious.
I love this show ! I can watch it all the time . Mostly because of Karen ! The casting was perfect for everyone , don't get me wrong , but to me Karen is the best . And that voice ! I sometimes start laughin without even hearing the joke ! But there is one episode that I'll never forget when she was scared of cockies and heard them talk but then she realised it was the pencil sharpener and felt relived . I laughed so hard I think people on the street heard me . Thank God someone didn't call 911 thinking I had a seasure .
This show definitely tops any sitcom I've ever seen, and maybe even any live action show. Each of the four characters has their own distinct personality. Both Will and Jack are gay but Jack seems more like an effeminate gay stereotype than Will does. Karen is so mean to be so nice, and Grace... well, the show's not called "Will & Grace" for nothing!
For six and a half years this was a barrel of laughs, but not only of laughs, of an everlasting bond between Will and Grace. Most people say Jack and Karen are the show, but there's a reason it's called Will & Grace. For example, imagine Rocky & Bullwinkle being about Boris and Natasha. Also, remember Joey. I don't really like how Will interferes in Grace's life all the time, but hey, it makes story.
Anyway, I highly recommend this sitcom, but be warned. In my opinion, after "Will & Grace & Vince & Nadine", the show just became not even close to what it used to be. The eighth season was just terrible IMO, and I didn't like the finale that much, but I guess it was a better finale than the season 6 or 7 finales would have been.
i started watching will and grace about 2 years ago and i watch almost every night the episodes are so funny and i absolutely love love love jack and will when they are together i think that if i had to friends like that in my life i would have it pretty good bc i could laugh non stop forever its so fun to watch them i think that a show like will and grace is one that you cant copy bc it is so ahead of its time its funny but interesting and intriguing its a show that my mom and i make a point to watch together bc all we do is laugh!!
Gotta be the funniest comedy show ever thought of. It's actually a gay show, but WHO CARES!!! Even my mom laughed at it VERY HARDLY when she watched it with me once, and every other time after that! It's just too funny! The best and funniest character is definitely the crazy drunk, Karen! But Rosario is EXTREMELY close behind her! The show's about two best friends, Will & Grace. Will's a gay lawyer, and Grace is an interior designer. Will's gay friend's called Jack (they're NOT together, but there was an episode when they wound up in the same bed when they woke up...), and Grace's always-crazy-and-drunk assistant is Karen, who's also Jack's best friend. And Rosario is Karen's maid who hates her the most in the whole world.
Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen are the quatro that always wound up in trouble within every episode, but they always watch out for each other, and they will ALWAYS make you laugh, whether you're in a good mood or a bad. Honestly, the best comedy in the world, in my opinion! You've just gotta watch it!
I love Will and Grace i think this show is so funny! It makes me laugh my favorite charactors are Jack, Karen, Will and Grace i mostly like jack his the funniest to me.
Will and Grace used to date but then Grace found out he was gay cause Will told her but then they became great friends, jack made will believe he was gay and then Will didn't believe he was gay at first when Grace wanted to have sex but he discovered he was gay after jack said he was gay and then he told grace that he was gay at first Grace was upset then they became the best of friends.
Will & Grace is amazingly funny. It always had a good story line, it always had good jokes and punch lines and it always made you laugh out loud. The actors and actresses did a great job in this T V show. I love how close Will and Grace were friends. I also love how clueless and funny Jack and Karen are. I think this was a real great show that was funny and I miss it. There could never be a show like this thats quite as good because this show is fantastic. Everyone should tune in to the reruns.
Will & Grace is one of the best and i mean best TV shows that has ever been on television. it had style and taste (wow now i am starting to sound like Grace lol) i miss this show so much. i loved all the characters especially Karen and Jack they were so funny together i really wish that Will & Grace was still going on today. well my favorite episode would have to be: i don't know i loved every episode but i loved Karen's random outbursts and insults on graces fashion lol. Will & Grace may have finished but the memory of Will, Grace, Karen, Jack and Rosario will live for a long time.
Will and Grace is show about Will Truman, a New York City lawyer, and Grace Adler, a NEw York City designer with her very own company "Grace Adler Designs". The pair are perfect for each other in every way but one, Will is gay and Grace is straight!
Before I really got into sitcoms, this was just another show on a fridsay night to skip past and ignore, I was so so so so wrong to do that. Will and Grace is an aboslute diamond in the golden crown of sitcoms. Throughout its eight seasons it continuously delivered gripping storylines and hilarious one liners, pairings and slapstick.
However, to me this show seems under-rated. I was recently on Wikipedia looking at Will and Grace only to find that its ratings didn't hold a patch on sitcoms like Friends and Fraser while I was under the impression that it was up there with them! I was disappointed to find this but did not push myself away from it as I still enjoyed it. Jack and Karen are excellent "supporting characters" as they are sometimes referred but together they all make the show work, if you havn't seen it already, get out there and watch it!! In my opinion it is one of the best shows to be on T.V. and it is a shame it had to end.
It SHOULD be hard for me to laugh at a show about homosexuals since I do have a brother who is gay himself. But this show isn't being racist against them. This is a very funny show and all the actors and actresses are very good. My personal favorite role is Karen, because her voice is extremely annoying but it gives her a personalty. Even my brother who's gay finds this funny. Homosexuals shouldn't be offended by this, because in a way, it's supporting them. I suggest watching it from the beginning like I did, because if you watch a random episode that's far in the series, it's pretty hard to understand.
"Will and Grace" is a show about a straight woman and her realationship with her gay ex-boyfriend. Her ex-boyfriend has a roomate Jack who is a struggling gay actor. There is also a fourth character Karen who is married to a rich man who is never seen.
"Will and Grace" is a very intersting show because of its theme of homosexuallity. But, it doesn't use that theme to its advantage. "Will and Grace" just reuses the same streotype of a gay man. I tell myself to just get joke and not be too serious. Boy, thats hard to do. "Will and Grace" is funny but, when I'am laughing I feel bad because it just uses streotypes. "Will and Grace" also is very good performance wise. It has great preformances by Eric McCormack and Debra Messing. "Will and Grace" reuses streotypes but, has great preformances. I forgot to mention that its also well-written.
Great jokes, great characters. There is not much drama in this show, but that does not matter. However, there is somekind of a storyline and it is great. Who does not love when Jack enters the room with his self-absorbed humour? Or what about Karen's even more selfish comments and remarks about Grace's hair, body or clothes? The serious Will and wild Grace. The two of them go perfectly together and the actors playing them are great. The show repeats its jokes sometimes and it might get too boring with all those gay jokes. But most of the jokes are very funny. Other than that, Will and Grace is a wonderful show.
Nice show, really funny. I know i used to watch them and the friends all the time. But, for me The Friends are better... Will and Grace, two friends, share their lives, apartment, loves(??). I almost forgot Karen and Jack, one of the most hilarious characters of all TV show!! Who knew that this show will last for so long. At the beginning it has some minor problems for adjusting to the viewers, but everything turns out OK. I loved it, and i happily remember those funny scenes from the episodes. Four characters, totally different, but on the other hand so similar are brought up together. Two of them are gay ( man) and other two are straight, but i think that Karen sometimes shows bisexual interests...:) So, it's a great show, funny, it has a special charisma that appeals viewers all over the world. This show found it's way to be different and to make it's way through rough way of glory, and they are really great! YAY, for them:)
i fell in love with will & grace from the first time it aired here in france. unfortunately for me, the airing was chaotic and stopped around the third season. i was so mad. i had bought the first season on tapes (yes tapes were still existing at that time lol) and watched it over and over. last summer i bought the rest of the series and my summer was spent watching the show. i was so happy to finally be able to indulge in one of my favorite shows.
the characters are so funny and even if i love will and grace, jack and karen are my favorite. especially karen, i love her, she's hilarious!!! after i watched the finale, the song unforgettable was stuck in my head for days, that is one of my favorite scenes of the show for sure.
i often watch it again and make up for all the time i couldn't watch. will & grace are part of history tv, i think!
Will & Grace, Karen & Jack. Those names just speak volumes from a comdey stand point. Will & Grace were the main characters, Will being the gay one, while Grace was more staight. Some how, although you know what it was going to be like, you didn't know what it was going to be like. Will was a stereotypical gay man, not over the top, but the hint was there.
Personally the show felt more like Karen and Jack, since those two managed to keep the laughs coming ragardless of if the scene was serious or what not. Karen is very much a spolit woman who lives in a mansion and is able to afford every luxury possible, she also loves her wine, among other things. Jack is more... Eccentric gay and that just keeps the laughs coming due to the eccentic-ness of him.
The whole show was funny and warming and I was glad that when it left our screens it left on a high.
Will & Grace is a great show and will continue to be so even after its gay theme loses its novelty. The writing is usually great, sometimes exceptional, the hour long flashback episode was the best thing I saw in the 2000/2001 TV season. But I would credit the cast most of all. Eric McCormack is (comparatively) subtle and nuanced as Will, Megan Mullally bizarre and sharp as Karen, but I reserve my highest praise for Debra Messing and Sean Hayes. Hayes' Jack is endlessly energetic, always plotting, and watching Hayes' performance is like watching a Van Halen guitar solo, almost too fast to follow but every note perfect. Debra Messing's Grace seems to be the character that everything happens to, and you can see every bit of it on her face. Her bio tells of her extensive arts education, and it shows. If there's ever been another Lucille Ball, it would have to be Debra Messing. Will & Grace has all the necessary sitcom ingredients: interesting situations, hilarious comedy, and characters you care about.