Jessica was here last night and she got incredibly drunk. She's going through some rough times and it was good to see her having a good time, and she's been an alcoholic before so she knows not to become dependent so I can let it slide. Besides she did have a ton of fun. I got a little drunk myself but as always it never lasted really. We were drinking shots from the whiskey bottle lid and she had a lot more than me, and she also had some lager.
So, other than the crippling drunkenness that saw her asleep by 10 pm (we're normally up until about 1 or 2 in the morning) she brought down season two of Will and Grace. We saw season one together last time she was here and I never got around to seeing season two on my own. It's better than season one in my opinion but overall the show is pretty great.
When I was younger I had mixed feelings on the show because of the character Jack who is essentially a gay stereotype, but when Jessica told me that the actor is gay too, and that a majority of gay men really do live the gay stereotype I decided to give it a chance and yeah, it's pretty damn great. Jack is actually one of my favourite characters now, he's just so funny. He has some really special moments too, especially in season two like when he goes back to a school he hated because he was being bullied, and there was a gay kid being bullied and Jack helped him come to terms with himself and be happy. The episode where he comes out to his mother as being gay is also incredibly beautiful and emotional.
The show may get some criticism for its depiction of gay people, but gay people were part of the show behind the scenes as well as in front of it, and if you actually watch it, you can see how good it was for the gay community. Jessica says it actually helped her come to terms with who she was, and happily accept herself. It's a damn funny show, with some sweet and touching moments too.