Will & Grace

Season 1 Episode 1

The Pilot (Love & Marriage)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 1998 on NBC

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  • Meet Will, a smart,funny lawyer and Grace a neurotic but loveable interior designer. She's having problems with her boyfriend, Danny who Will hates, but when he proposes things only get worse, will she go through with it and will she get Will's blessing?

    Good story, a nice mix of drama and character involvement carried off with great comedic finesse, a healthy smattering of what would soon become the show's trademark super bitchy one-liners, characters well introduced as serious and together Will is counter balanced by scatter-brained Grace. Early indication of future drama as Will mentions troubles with his brother and Danny makes a reappearance in this season’s finale. Though neither have any significant plot in this episode both Karen and Jack steal the show and make an undeniable impact in this early stage. With Karen displaying classic traits of the staple rich-bitch, drinking, pill popping and general diva behaviour which in her eyes are not only the norm but can also be excused with the writing of a cheque! And last but certainly not least Jack, the quintessential queen, with his larger than life persona and dreams of fame, he believes that he is the centre of the universe.
    Overall the show starts as it means to go on, with strong plots mixed with consistent comedy, truly a cut above the rest!