Grace and Frankie is a delightfully funny show aired on Netflix. The show follows Grace, a retired cosmetic business woman, and Frankie, a hippie artist. The lives of these women are turned upside down when their husbands Robert and Sol announce that they are in love with other, and wish to divorce their wives so that they can finally be an open couple after keeping their affair a secret for twenty years. Grace and Frankie, who do not seem to like each other very much, are forced into supporting each other and move into a beach house, and together, they learn to deal with being single women once more.
The show is filled with equal parts light hearted humour and drama. Frankie’s live free hippie attitude clashes so well with Grace’s highly strung socialite personality that it gives the show an Odd Couple vibe that is wonderfully appealing. There are a variety of thought provoking issues that are handled with the sensitivity they deserve, and the story is rich with surprises.
The story may be a little cliche at times, but the way that the story plays out, you find that you don’t really care. It’s such a fun and relaxing show that you can’t help but binge it. Another bonus is the great cast. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin make a great odd couple as Grace and Frankie. I absolutely love Frankie, she is such a high spirited free thinking woman who can curse better than a sailor, and often says strange things like “I must have half the beach in my vagina”. I can’t help but want to be like that when I’m in my seventies. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson are are also a wonderful delight as their estranged husbands.
The shows second season is now on Netflix, and makes for a great Sunday binge watch.
I give it a 4 out of 5.