Grace and Frankie, a show about two women who get left by their husbands at the same awkward dinner. Why did their husbands leave them? Because they were in love with each other. Oh and Grace and Frankie? They HATED each other. Can you get a feeling for just how awkward this dinner really was?
The best parts of this show? Besides watching Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston celebrate their man-love, and watching the relationships between Grace and Frankie’s children; the best part of this show is watching Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin verbally spar with each other.
Grace and Frankie is such a twist on the ever popular Odd Couple cliche that it doesn’t even feel over used or tedious. Grace an uptight, blonde haired, face of a cosmetics company who lives a very well put together life finds herself sharing her beach home in La Jolla, California with Frankie. Frankie; wonderful hippyish, free spirited, yam lube making Frankie.
These ladies get me. They truly do.
So after the dinner from hell, Grace retreats to her shared beach house in La Jolla to lick her wounds and drink a lot of vodka. Frankie also retreats to her shared beach house to commune with the spirits and drink some hallucinogenic peyote. I have always said the best of friends can be made over intense overly emotional hallucinations. That’s how I’ve acquired all my friends.
Problem is, their “shared” beach houses…are the same beach house. Hence the Odd Couple cliche. The rest of the first season is spent watching Grace and Frankie find themselves after being married for so long, watching Sol and Robert finally be an “out” couple, and watching the shit show that happens to be their children get along.
The second season of Grace and Frankie just came out on Netflix and it reminded me of how much I love this show. In fact, while I sit here writing this post, I am totally binge watching the second season. For “research” purposes, of course. Problem is, I’ve been “writing” this post for over three hours now and I need to actually write it.
So with this last line I say this, watch Grace and Frankie on Netflix if you like to laugh. If you don’t like to laugh, then you should probably get that checked out. Seriously, what’s wrong with you?