Set in New York City, it focuses on the relationship between Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and his best friend Grace Adler, a Jewish woman who owns an interior design firm. Also featured are their friends Karen Walker, an alcoholic socialite, and Jack McFarland, a flamboyantly gay actor. The interplay of relationships features the trials and tribulations of dating, marriage, divorce and casual sex; as well as comical key stereotypes of gay and Jewish culture.
While the show ended in 2006 after an 8 year run, it was revived in 2017 following the election of Donald Trump. It was envisioned as part of the resistance. The revival was not a continuation of the original show, however, as Will and Grace lived together, Jack lived across the hall, and Karen was still rich.
Queer Plotline Timeline
Karen’s sexuality has been a joke for the entire run of the series. She was questionably biseuxal for the original run, and in the revival spent three episodes as a lesbian. That run ended with her having a ‘Reverse Puppy Episode’ where she declared she was straight to her girlfriend.