Saturday, October 27, 2018

What I’m Watching: Will and Grace

Will and Grace: Season 10, Episode 4 “Who’s Sorry Now?” (B)

After an episode that was very politically focused, we now get one that deals almost exclusively with classic storylines from this show that haven’t come up in a while. Actress Shelley Morrison, who is now in her eighties, hasn’t appeared at all in this reboot mainly because she doesn’t act anymore, but this is far from the first mention of the character Rosario. Karen didn’t bond with many people, and even though she wasn’t terribly kind to Rosario, not letting her in to the panic room because it wasn’t a “his-panic” room (admittedly a hilarious line so fitting for Karen), she cared deeply about her in her own twisted way. Jack getting certified as a psychic was absurd enough, and for him to put on Rosario’s jacket and then channel her proved quite hilarious. Grace continuing her campaign with a cardboard cutout of herself led to predictable cracks about her thighs, breasts, and people – namely Jack – being inspired to draw a penis on it. Will and Grace reading old letters about sex that they wrote to each other was a real throwback, and I don’t even think I watched the earliest episodes of this show where their romantic relationship was still fresh. This show has always been known as button-pushing, and Grace apologizing to Will turned into something that wasn’t a joke since the way he felt about being gay years earlier is a far more serious thing than the way this show currently portrays it, a fairly touching and powerful sentiment.

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