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So Out It's In!!!
on 17 January 2006
Will & Grace has been called the last standing great sitcom. With the departure of Friends, Frasier, Sex And The City etc. Currently half way through season 8 Will & Grace is probably coming to an end.
In Season 7 we kick off from the end of season 6 Karen reiling from her 1 minute Britney style marriage to Finster Karen writes a song called 'I Hurt Too' and is stalking guest star J-Lo to record it with her, with help from Jack. On the other side of things Grace takes out her frustrations of her cheating husband (guest star Harry Connick Jr) Leo on Will who himself is on an emotional rollercoater trying to help his friend. It's a funny but emotional start to a season that proves that, although this sitcom is still the pick of the litter, it's starting to lack the same genious it did in the early days. Relying more on outlandish storylines and shock value jokes rather than witty one liners and snaps this show is starting to look more like 'The Karen And Jack Show With Will And Grace' Where Karen and Jack have always been considered the funnier of the 4 that's because their crazy antics used to be a sideline to Will & Grace's normality. But now with Will & Grace slowly turning more into Jack and Karens themselves this show runs the danger of becoming way too extreme and whacky to be any good.
But don't get me wrong these are just fears I have for the future of this show. This season is still fantastic and the guest stars keep on coming! Maybe the funniest episode in the entire season is 'Will & Grace & Vince & Nadine' Will's FIRST EVER longterm boyfriend in 7 years, Vince, (guest star Bobby Cavanale) brings 'his Grace' Nadine (guest star Kristine Davis) round to meet Will.
Also in this series Jack somehow becomes the executive producer of a new all-gay station called Out-tv. Karen quits Grace Adler Designs after a spat with Grace. Will has his first serious relationship since Michael go bad. (Which I hated because I loved Vince, he was so right for Will)
As usual a butt-load of top Hollywood names whoare themselves out to T.V. popularity! J-Lo returns at the beginning of season 7 and then straight afterwards in episode 2 of the series Jack goes from being a back-up dancer for J-Lo to being a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson. Also in this series are Bobby Cavanale, Kristine Davis, Sharon Stone, Harry Connick Jr, Alec Baldwin (ya know, the only Baldwin with a spec of talent!) Lily Tomlin, Ed Burns, Luke Perry and Jeff Goldblum. Also returning guest stars include Blythe Danner as Wills mother and Molly Shannon as the lovably insane Val, in again one of the funniest episodes of the season! (season 5 & 6 sadly lack an episode with Val!)
This DVD boxset does contain all 24 episodes of season 7 but unfortunately no special features. They seem to be getting less and less. Where seasons 1-4 had blooper reels, interviews, vignettes and so on. Season 6 had a 55 minute interview with the creators of Will & Grace at what I'm guessing was the Edinbourgh arts fair. This DVD lacks anything. But still the 24 episodes contained in this boxset make the boxset worth buying. With season 7 now out there's pretty much no more boxsets to come for a while since they're only half way through season 8. It's still above crappy sitcoms like Hope & Faith, Rodney and According To Jim (nothing against those shows though) but is outdone, in my view at the moment, by shows like Everybody Loves Raymond. But still bloody funny! So enjoy!