Will & Grace (s.06, 2003-04)

6th season of Will & Grace is notable mostly because it’s the season, when Debra Messing got pregnant, but Grace didn’t, so the writers had to dance around that, which they did quite skilfully (except the ending). Grace’s marriage to Leo goes through a couple of curious things, and by the end of this season comes to a logical conclusion, which is fine because it seemed like a temporary thing from the very beginning. Jack almost gives up acting, and almost becomes a nurse. Karen meets another guy and marries him only to regret it immediately. Will lives with his mother for a short time, and also gets into business with Grace.

Disregarding all the chaos caused by Debra Messing’s personal life, the season is pretty much business as usual. It’s funny, it’s rather inventive, it’s full of prominent guest stars. The only thing I don’t like about it is that Will doesn’t have a steady, continious storyline, like Grace has with Leo, or Karen with Fenster, instead his presense is comprised of isolated stories of different sizes. But other than that, it’s pretty great. James Earl Jones was one of the funnies guest stars on the show; other appearances include Bobby Cannavale, Minnie Driver, Jennifer Lopez, John Cleese, Debbie Reynolds (less than before), Barry Manilow, Bebe Neuwirth, Mira Sorvino, Jack Black, Edie Falco, and Chloë Sevigny.

Impregnable until now fortress of Will & Grace wavered a little bit, but it happened due to objective circumstances, and the writers almost completely indemnified the losses by providing quality damage control. The spirit of the show remains where it was, and I don’t see any reason why the next season should be any worse than this one.

Year: 2003-2004
Created by: David Kohan and Max Mutchnick
Directed by: James Burrows
Written by: Adam Barr, Alex Herschlag, Jhoni Marchinko, Gary Janetti, Gail Lerner, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally, Bill Wrubel, Sonja Warfield, Sally Bradford, Kari Lizer, Jeff Greenstein, Laura Kightlinger, Steve Gabriel, Ain Gordon
Performed by: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, Shelley Morrison, Harry Connick, Jr., Blythe Danner, Leslie Jordan, Eileen Brennan, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Kightlinger, Minnie Driver, Jennifer Lopez, John Cleese, Tim Curry, Dave Foley, Debbie Reynolds, Michael Angarano, Tim Bagley, Jerry Levine, Suzanne Pleshette, Lesley Ann Warren, Emily Rutherfurd, James Earl Jones, Gordon Davidson, Barry Manilow, Candice Bergen, John Edward, Bebe Neuwirth, Mira Sorvino, Dylan McDermott, Chris Penn, Sara Gilbert, Jack Black, Geena Davis, Hal Linden, Brandon Routh, Kali Rocha, Tom Everett Scott, Kathryn Joosten, Tracey Ullman, Edie Falco, Chloë Sevigny, Sara Paxton, Sharon Osbourne
Time: 24 * 20-21m
Entertaining quality: 4+ out of 5
Art quality4 out of 5
Links: (website) | (wiki)

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®shoomow, 2017

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