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Will & Grace 

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Gay lawyer Will and straight interior designer Grace share a New York City apartment. Their best friends are gleeful and proud gay Jack and charismatic, filthy-rich, amoral socialite Karen.
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Nominated for 30 Golden Globes. Another 95 wins & 272 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Eric McCormack ...  Will Truman 246 episodes, 1998-2020
Debra Messing ...  Grace Adler 246 episodes, 1998-2020
Megan Mullally ...  Karen Walker 246 episodes, 1998-2020
Sean Hayes ...  Jack McFarland 246 episodes, 1998-2020
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Gay lawyer Will Truman (Eric McCormack) and straight interior designer Grace Adler (Debra Messing) are best friends living in New York City. Grace is engaged to a real jerk until the relationship falls apart and she moves in with Will. It's supposed to be temporary, until Grace finds her own place, but more and more it looks like a permanent arrangement. Grace's secretary and assistant is fun-loving wealthy socialite Karen Walker (Megan Mullally); Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes) is Will's flamboyant gay friend. Written by Mike Hatchett <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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Trivia

Karen's maiden name is Delaney. Her full name is Karen Delaney St. Croix Poppy Walker. See more »

Goofs

In "Boo Humbug", Harlin's daughter takes her bumblebee mask with her when she leaves. A few shots later, when Grace and Will dive for the candy, it is on the coffee table again. See more »

Quotes

Jack: I WOULD DIE, I WOULD JUST DIE!
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Connections

Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »

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Funny, but needs a bit of a facelift.
1 November 2004 | by JohnnyOldSoulSee all my reviews

OK, I feel like a bit of a traitor not totally gushing over every aspect of the show, as it has brought me a LOT of laughs over the years, but something seems to have gone amiss, but it's not too late to turn around.

When the show started, I was still upset about the cancellation of "Ellen" and didn't watch, but when I did I was HOOKED IMMEDIATELY! It was fresh, well-acted and written. Due to work commitments, I have to rely on syndication to watch it and it wasn't until recently that I got to see more recent episodes.

Probably the best episode of the first season was "Will Works Out" where Will is terrified that one of his clients would find out he was gay, and his own internal homophobia shone through when he called Jack a "fag." Jack's line "I'd rather be a fag than afraid." was amazing.

One of the show's strengths was that the cattiness was only on the surface and it really showed that these characters were vulnerable and loved each other. But, lately, the comedy has just become, well, mean.

This show is still great and has a lot of potential, I just wish the characters would be allowed to be human again. The episode where Karen gets rejected by that player restaurant manager (Andy Garcia, I think, but don't quote me on that), was a turning point for her character. We really saw that all Karen's mean-spirited barbs were just bravura to cover her insecurity. She and the recently-married Grace had a great moment at the end. Classic.

Lately, the characters have become somewhat one-note, but this can change. If this show is going to survive (which I REALLY hope it does) the lovability of these characters needs resurrection.

Kudos to the amazing cast, brilliant writers and directors. Also, Shelley Morrison (I hope I spelled that right) deserves note, she is very funny as Karen's somewhat frightening maid/henchwoman Rosario.

To all concerned, please bring "Will and Grace" back to it's former glory. You've created a gem...it just needs a bit of polishing.


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