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Is this a gay sitcom or not?
on 19 August 2005
I'm a big fan of Will & Grace since the beginning. It was the well designed characters and the witty and funny lines that caught my attention. Apart from the great cast I always thought the authors should have recieved the most credit for creating and writing such a good show for american television.
But after five good seasons I have the feeling they're running out of ideas. And... they don't show any courage at all. Let's face it: Me being a gay man myself, I expect a little bit more from a gay sitcom than this. I know... it's just a sitcom. You'll say: A sitcom shoud be funny, not educational or showing real people with real problems. And I say: You're right. But, a sitcom shouldn't lie about the truth either.
In so many episodes we see the woman kiss each other. But when it comes to the men... nothing. Yes, there was this one episode where Will kissed Jack in front of a camera to prove to the american people... what? ... That we are real? That gay people really excist? And they have feelings too??? That's ok. But that was in ONE show. After that... nothing!
Have you ever noticed on these rare episodes when Will has a boyfriend and they meet after a hard day of work, that they just hug and kiss each other on the cheek? In season six Jack has a boyfriend and after an argument the make up and hug each other in a way to straight men would do. So, that must be love amongst gay people! That's what I was doing wrong these whole years!
Don't get me wrong. I don't say that every episode should show intimacy and lot's of french kisses between two men. But if you do it, do it RIGHT. Don't let stupid people and narrow minded, conservative a..holes think that we don't have real feelings. It sounds shallow, but we have the same emotions than everybody else.
I think you can do this in a sitcom: Be funny and be real!
About Season Six
(Before I'm being accused of being bitter about only one subject in the show!)
The writing of the episodes is not so good any more as it used to be. They bought so many Stars that you get the feeling this is the only way to keep the show running. John Cleese, Candice Bergen and Minnie Driver had the best lines. Although I must admit that JLo was also very funny. Sad that Tim Curry didn't have more to do, but his performance was great.
The stories are still the same. Will has problems getting a boyfriend, Karen has problems keeping her husband, Karen and Jack... well... they are still the same.
Best episode is definitely the second one: Last Ex to Brooklyn. The whole show is just one big funny dialog that could go on forever. You just pee in your pants!!! Mira Sorvino... fabulous!
Two things that make me very sad.
First: Why did they try to hide that Debrah Messing was pregnant? There were a few remarks about it, but they could have written so much more funny stuff about it. It was pathetic how they tried to hide her pregnancy with black wide clothes! This is not a soap from the eighties.
No Outtakes!!! I don't want to even start to comment on that.
So, let's wait for season seven and hope that it will get better!