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Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page - RE­VIEW: WILL AND GRACE

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.

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