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Will & Grace: Season 1 (1998-1999)




Critic Consensus: Eric McCormarck and Debra Messing's fizzy chemistry helps make Will & Grace a platonic ideal, with Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally's broader performances bringing some crackling comedy to this sweet sitcom.


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Series 1 sees our protagonists move in together after Grace breaks up with her boyfriend Danny. At first, living together appeared to be a good idea for all parties but Grace soon wants to change things and Will does not take too kindly to her suggestions. Later in the series, Grace dates Will's brother Sam, Will finds a new friend which makes Grace jealous and Grace begins to date her ex Danny again, much to Will's displeasure.


Eric McCormack
as Will Truman
Debra Messing
as Grace Adler
Sean Hayes
as Jack McFarland
Harry Connick Jr.
as Dr. Leo Markus
Rudy Galindo
as Himself
Roy Fegan
as Auditor
Eric Gustavson
as Sebastian
Molly Shannon
as Neighbor
Philip Levesque
as Delivery Man
Lucky Vanous
as EMS worker
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Critic Reviews for Will & Grace: Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (20)

Smart, sweet and often hilarious, Will & Grace is everything a sitcom needs to be.

March 19, 2021 | Full Review…

Kindness is the true beauty of Will & Grace, and it may be that kindness, in the midst of so much of the mean-spirited, demeaning stuff that passes for comedy on TV, will carry the day.

March 19, 2021 | Full Review…

This sophisticated show has pop-culture references, loving friendships, well-cast stars and the sure hand of director James Burrows. The bawdy asides sound witty rather than smutty, and the show has been shrewdly assembled.

March 19, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a sitcom that has the potential to prove to prime time that attractions between adults are not always rooted in lust. With its promising little ensemble, the biggest problem is that it's scheduled opposite Ally McBeal.

March 17, 2021 | Full Review…

A clever, quick, and maybe even a little subversive show.

March 17, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Sharp writing and an outrageous supporting cast suggest good Will.

March 17, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Will & Grace: Season 1

Season 1 introduced all the characters plenty of references to the pop culture. The character of Will and Grace were not yet developed but Karen and Jack made up for the little problem.


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