Netflix TV Recommendation: Grace and Frankie (2015-)

Quote by Frankie Bergstein from Grace and Frankie: “Your anger is frightening the sand.”


Creators: Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris

Directors: Many

Writers: Many

Major Cast: Jane Fonda as Grace Hanson, Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein, Sam Waterston as Sol Bergstein, Martin Sheen as Robert Hanson, Brooklyn Decker as Mallory Hanson, Coyote Bergstein as Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael as Brianna Hanson, and Baron Vaughn as Nwabudike Bergstein

Rating: TV-MA

Episodes Per Season: 13

Episode Length: 30 minutes


Jane Fonda is best known for her Hanoi Jane nickname while Lily Tomlin for her fight with David O. Russell on the set of I Heart Huckabees. If you can put this aside and find some forgiveness, Grace and Frankie is a funny show.  Grace and Frankie deals with all kinds of family and personal issues, starting with divorce and homosexuality, and then spreading into other areas of life such as children, aging, relationships, addiction, and death. The relationship between Fonda and Tomlin, characters Grace and Frankie, mirror their ex-husbands who finally admit to themselves they no longer are into women. It’s hard to say who elicits more laughs, but the whole cast is good. Sam Waterston as Sol and Martin Sheen as Robert give credence there is still time to have your dream relationship, of course with some conflict, when you are past 50 but not yet 80. Their children and friends lend additional humor to Robert’s passion for theater, Sol’s dislike for confrontation, Frankie’s desire to make decisions from her heart, and Grace’s need for mental and physical control over everything.  There are five seasons and the 6th season will air more than likely in 2020.

I rate Grace and Frankie PERFECT at 100%




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