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Good Grace

by | 1st, August 2003

‘WILL and Grace is the best-written sitcom on TV at the moment. It is blessed with the one element that many British sitcoms lack: comedy.

A big and for Will and Grace

Unlike the hilarious Seinfeld, a show that was famously about nothing, Will and Grace is about love between a gay man and his female best friend.

That may well remind some of you of Gimme Gimme Gimme, the alleged sitcom in which a gay English man lives with his only friend, who happens to be a woman.

The key difference between the two is that element we have already touched upon: comedy.

Whereas Gimme Gimme Gimme hits the emergency button marked ‘SMUT’ whenever a laugh is needed, Will and Grace find themselves in situations that are comedic. This is situation comedy.

Tonight Will is caught out and Grace’s dishonest attempts to avoid jury service lead her into a terrible web of deceit.

If this were a typical English comedy, say one written by Frank Skinner and starring David Baddiel and someone who used to be in Hollyoaks, we could all imagine the plot in seconds.

But it’s not and we have to actually watch Will and Grace to see the comedy develop. Watch it tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.

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