November 15th, 2003
|jimbojones||10:51 pm - I know none of you care, but suck it.|
I fucking hate the way they fairied up Will in the later seasons of Will and Grace. He was a much more interesting character, and the dynamics of the show desperately needed him to be, the "normal" one.
Current Mood: annoyed
Current Music: White Town - Your Woman
All sitcoms stereotype. Stereotypes are a basis for a lot of humor. The major networks don't have the time to do accurate character studies in 30 minute sitcoms, the writers are going for laughs. Hell, Monica on friends was a stereotyped OCD. George on Seinfeld was a stereotyped neurotic, the Fonz was a stereotypical cool guy.
I'd think the fact that the sitcom even made it to the networks in the first place is a good sign --- do you remember the perceived furor over Ellen declaring herself a lesbian on her show years ago? And now there's a show (and has been for a while) that, however accurate it is or isn't, concerns itself with homosexual characters, and not as a backdrop or a quick laugh. They're main characters with main storylines and backgrounds, etc.
On another note, I always hated that show. I can only laugh at so many name-drops per hour, and W&G burnt through that allotment in about 6 minutes (2 if I were couting designer clothing references, which I usually was). Plus the TurboQueer (Jack?) and that nasally woman annoyed me to no end.