Saturday, May 21, 2016

Watching Grace and Frankie

I didn't exactly binge watch the second season of Grace and Frankie on Netflix.  I spaced it out, savoring each episode.  Still, I am in withdrawal.

If you have not seen it, it stars Jane Fonda as Grace and Lily Tomlin as Frankie.
Their husbands of forty years were partners in a law firm, and apparently, partners in another sense as well.  When same sex marriage is legalized in California, the husbands confess to an on-going affair with each other and announce that they are seeking divorces so that they can finally marry and share a life together.

Grace and Frankie are devastated.  Although they were never close, never had anything in common, they end up living together and trying to adjust to lives they had never planned on living.

I really love the show.  This season dealt with infidelity, unexpected illness, assisted suicide, sex and dating in one's seventies, an adopted child seeking out his birth mother, substance use and abuse, and just the stuff of life and family relationships.

The thirteen episodes were just not enough for me.

Here is a trailer of the first season.

11 comments:

  1. We don't pay for Netflix. Is there any other way to see this series? I have heard so much about it.

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    1. Gee, I don't really know if there is another way to watch the series.
      Usually you can sign up for a free month of Netflix and it is easy enough to cancel after the trial, if you remember to do it.

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  2. I'd love to see it, but cannot afford the added cost of Netflix, never mind the bandwidth! It's a smart, funny comedy!

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  3. Olga, I watched the trailer and I too would like to watch this series, but don't have Netflix...

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    1. Try a google search of: Grace and Frankie, where to watch. There are sites that come up, but I don't know anything about them or how they work.

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  4. I have heard so many good reports about this show. I suppose if I re-sign up with Netflix movies-by-mail, I could get the whole season. Will think about it. Thanks for the nudge. I am feeling the loss of "Mom" right now.

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  5. I love that show too. I did binge watch the first season so I am trying to only do two episodes at a time. I see myself as a kind of Frankie. I'm not sure if it is because she looks her age compared to Grace or what? I've been mulling that over.

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  6. Netflix is only $7 per month if you watch online and don't have movies sent to you. I watch in the morning before 8:00 so I don't use my broadband. However if you are not an early riser like I am then you will gobble up your allowed broadband in no time.

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  7. We don't have Netflix. I'm going to Google to see if it appears anywhere else. TV is generally so blah - it would be great to have an entertaining series to watch.

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  8. I've seen commercials for this and wanted to see it but I don't have Netflix. Darn! One of these days I might have to get back on Netflix just so I can watch it.

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  9. I absolutely loved the first season but haven't started watching season two yet. Can't wait and I am hoping we can space them out and savor them but... I don't hold out much hope!

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