SHOW: Will and Grace CHANNEL: Eleven TIME: Various
WATCHING new episodes of Will and Grace is like getting together with old friends and dredging up every in-joke from your past.
Like so many shows from the 90s and 2000s, Will and Grace has returned to the silver screen via a streaming service to relive their glory days.
The gang are back together for one more reunion series, 11 years after season eight wrapped up, and they do not disappoint.
The humour and social references are just as accurate and funny as they were in the original run of episodes, the comedic timing is just as quick and the characters are as loveable/hateable as ever.
And while you can see the 11-year time difference in Eric McCormick (Will), Debra Messing ( Grace) and Sean Hayes (Jack), Megan Mulally, true to her character Karen’s nature, somehow looks younger and feistier that before.
But, as in all long-term relationships, there are two things that really irritated me about the new episodes so far (warning: spoilers coming).
The first was that series creators and writers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick essentially re-wrote the original ending to the series to start up the new ones, and the second irritation was the Christmas Episode. It was awful and worth skipping.
A total of 16 episodes, streaming on Stan as they are released each Friday, are set to be aired for season nine while a further reunion season is also in the works.
And if you need a refresher on the gang’s many in jokes, reruns can be viewed on Eleven on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at varying times.
OLD FRIENDS: Catch up with Will, Grace, Jack and Karen on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on Eleven.