Some Of My Best Friends

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At what point can you say that gays have gone mainstream? When Will & Grace hits the top 20? When Ally kisses a girl? When ABC airs a Judy Garland mini-series? For our money, it's when a network airs a gay-straight odd-couple sitcom that's not just bad, but boringly so. Batting for the gays, Jason Bateman is adequate as a poor man's Eric McCormack, but Danny Nucci plays a straight Italian stereotype who's like Joey from Friends' dumber brother. Add predictable storylines (I think my roomie has a crush on me!), and you've got Will & Graceless.

--By James Poniewozik


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