Saturday, March 3, 2018

What I’m Watching: Will and Grace

Will and Grace: Season 9, Episode 12 “Three Wise Men” (B-)

This was the kind of episode, drowning in double entendres and sexual innuendos that seem way too risqué to be on network television, that managed to be somewhat entertaining despite its formulaic nature. I immediately recognized the actor portraying Grace’s new building boyfriend, Matt Letscher, who I saw plenty of times on “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” as Eobard Thawne, and things only got much more interesting when, baited by Jack with his numerous declarations of the sexual feats he had accomplished, Grace slept with a waiter at the bar who turned out to be none other than her neighbor’s son. Worse still, Barry Bostwick’s Professor Jerry Wise was his father, which meant that she slept with all three. The one she actually liked seemed the most upset, while the younger and older versions were equally entertained and spurred on by the competition of who was better in bed. And Jack gave Grace respect, something I’d say she covets just about as much. Will’s annoyance at Karen not tolerating even a few minutes of his stories led to a rather dramatic soap opera involving his own insertion into her recorded and monitored servant activities. Since he won an Emmy for guest-starring on “Scandal,” Dan Bucatinsky has been relegated to less serious roles, like that of Will’s eternally pushed-off date who just happened to be able to speak Spanish and was invited over only to translate the servants’ secret language for the two eager viewers, who still can’t really stand working with each other.

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