• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 1998
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22

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  1. Nov 27, 2011
    9
    Just simply amazing!!! thing i love the most about that tv show is that they laugh at everything and everyone!!!The cast couldn't be better- will always stay as one of my favourite
  2. Aug 12, 2010
    8
    A funny show that uses its cast to its fullest, but the screenplay writers are the deserving starts of the show. Very witty, very entertaining it leaves you with wanting and needing more and more. For a first season it is excellent and it makes great space for future seasons to come.
    Debra Messing, as Grace, is excellent and is definitely the best one of the cast. Eric McCormack is the
    underused potential, as Will, but that is mainly due to his character - he's just not that funny.
    Sean Hayes' Jack is brilliantly funny and refreshing as an over-the-top gay man. Mullally's transformation as Karen Walker is quite interesting and one can see that the character was being developed as the show went on and as the audience responded to her different character traits - she will definitely be much different and more prominent in the later seasons, for Mullally manages to take the best of her character and channel it brilliantly!
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  3. Jun 20, 2013
    7
    Will and Grace is a good show- it's funny, the characters are fun, and, it's good to have shows with gay characters, considering we are still living in a time where homophobia is lurking everywhere. However, one thing that bothers me is how, the characters are fun on the show, but, in real life, I'd honestly find these people snooty and annoying. The references also feel obscure, making the viewer feel left out of a lot of jokes if they aren't especially well read. Collapse
  4. Nov 24, 2012
    1
    I defiantly didn't like the first season, watch the pilot, so you can know the characters. Then start season 2 where it gets better.
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: David Zurawik
    Jul 9, 2013
    88
    I like this show a lot. [21 Sep 1998]
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jul 9, 2013
    80
    If you're looking for sexual tension amid the laugh track, or social and political point-making between the punchlines, then "Will & Grace" may not work for you. It's a sitcom that has the potential to prove to prime time that attractions between adults are not always rooted in lust. [21 Sep 1998]
  3. Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Jul 9, 2013
    75
    "Will & Grace" so far is sophisticated and funny. [21 Sep 1998]