Thursday, February 1, 2018

What I’m Watching: Will and Grace

Will and Grace: Season 9, Episode 10 “The Wedding” (B-)

It makes total sense that this should would want to parade some of its most memorable characters back out into its storyline since they help do what this show is best at: creating nostalgia for the days when things were simpler and this show was funnier. I’m a big fan of Bobby Cannavale, who won an Emmy for playing Vince on this show back in 2005 and since then has gone on to do great things, including another Emmy win for his scene-stealing performance throughout season three of “Boardwalk Empire.” He’s effortlessly good here, but that’s no thanks to the writing, which didn’t provide him with much compelling material and instead allowed one man’s wedding to another man to be entirely focused on a third man who probably shouldn’t have been there in the first place. It’s not often that Grace is the voice of reason, and in this case she was the most legitimate and excusable person at the wedding. Jack, trying out his RompHim, because of course he would wear that, easily deciphered which of the cops was gay by asking them their favorite TV show (of course “The Wire” is the default answer and “This Is Us” is the outlier) before opening his world up to something completely new. I recognized Jack McGee from “Rescue Me” as one of the cops, but he didn’t have a particularly big role. I did like that everyone kept guessing about Vince’s promotion to detective that he apparently didn’t get. As usual, Karen is on her own planet doing a scavenger hunt with utterly absurd challenges.

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