Grace and Frankie are just a couple of retired housewives, married to two lawyers, until their respective worlds fall apart after their husband’s announce they want to get married. To each other. Grace & Frankie is full of twists and turns that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. The jokes are endless, but there’s also some seriousness to it. You’ll need Netflix if you want to check this one, it’s a Netflix Original show.
Grace & Frankie’s family dynamic is hilarious. The way they are all thrust together and pushed to spend so much time with each other causes some really funny situations. Each of the children play a role, and the combinations are humorous. The storylines are quick, a lot happens in each season. I often watch a lot of TV while doing something else, but I’m pretty glued onto this. It’s also a show you can binge watch without growing tired of it. It’s from the co-creator of Friends, and the cast includes Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. Enough said.
I can definitely say I’ve never heard this storyline before, it’s quite unique. It includes a lot of new for TV dynamics and pushes a lot of stereotypes right out the window. It focuses on two families that are changed by the coming out of their fathers’, but also touches on ageism, women in the workplace, family conflict, health, community and love. It’s essentially the perfect show for anyone who is open-minded on all of those subjects and loves a good laugh.
Just a warning, if you’re a homophobe, even a little, just don’t watch it. Grace & Frankie isn’t for you. It’s a pretty integral part of the show. If you’re an open-minded person, who loves a good belly laugh, it is.
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