Will & Grace’s 2nd season of its revival began last night on a somewhat different path compared to its 1st season finale.
They switched gears from Will & Grace’s mother and father (respectively) announcing that they were getting married on the finale to the latter meeting a guy that appears to be someone of interest for the interior designer.
For Jack and Karen, it’s comedy as usual with their own hilarious issues in life and Will’s storyline goes nowhere besides him mocking them both in the process. Let’s look at some of the highlights from the 2nd season premiere.
David Schwimmer, who famously played Ross for 10 years on another NBC sitcom, Friends, appears as Noah Broader, otherwise known as “The West Side Curmudgeon”, which happens to be the title of the season 2 premiere. The two are very similar in their approaches in life in that they both complain about pretty much everything that’s going on around them in NYC, yet he’s more known about being like that in a public/social media kind of way.
After having an accidental run-in in the lobby of Grace’s building, she hands him a flyer for a position she’s vying for in hopes that he will share it on his social media due to the number of followers he has. He then made a mean tweet about it which brings Grace to confront him several different times inside a local diner. It is here where she eventually breaks him down and the two of them end on a promising high note (possible relationship?). David did sign on for a bunch of episodes this season, so expect to see him a lot more as the show goes on.
As for Karen, she finds out that there’s a plastic surgery procedure known as the “Karen Walker” which has to do with someone requesting a breast job to look like hers. She runs into Will’s apartment and asks him to help protect the intellectual property in this matter, even though he left his lawyer job last season. Still, her opening line of “Grace, where’s Will?”, when Will is sitting right there is comedy gold and why we’ve loved her character for 20 years now.
Sean Hayes’ portrayal of Jack has always excelled when it comes to the physical comedy he puts into his character. That could not have been truer during last night’s episode, where he panics before meeting Estefan’s family via FaceTime as he wants to look younger than he already does. He overly applies a numbing cream to his face and lips that renders both useless and hilarity ensues from there. He can barely use his hands as well, as he used them to slather the cream. Will is there to simply mock him and falsely tell him that a banana will relieve him from all the numbing, which only makes the scene that much funnier.
What did you think of last night’s premiere?