It’s been about two weeks since the fourth season of Netflix original series “Grace and Frankie?” premiered. Have you seen the show? Amazing, isn’t it? I am already on my second rerun of the entire show – that’s how much I loved it. I don’t know how anything can be so heartbreaking yet funny, so endearing yet painful, so poignant yet so entertaining. To give a little perspective, the show is about two women in their 70s who find out their husbands are gay. The story is all about their struggles with life, relationships, and age!
With Jane Fonda (as Grace) & Lily Tomlin (as Frankie) playing the lead roles, and Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson playing their husbands respectively, you can expect great work! And, that’s what you get – incredible acting, perfect comic-timing, and endearing performances. If you haven’t watched Grace and Frankie, I’d recommend you do because it’s so much more than just a TV series. To me as a woman, it gave me a new and fresh perspective on life.
The show is directed by Marta Kauffman, best known as the co-creator of the popular sitcom Friends. That surely is bound to take your expectations higher. The writing is on point with the show tackling difficult topics like aging, sex life, and finding your soulmate at 70 – with humor, sensitivity, and comedy! I already want the next season to be out soon, though I know I’d have to wait at least a year before the 5th season comes out! (NO SPOILERS I PROMISE.)
Here’s why you should watch Grace and Frankie if you already haven’t –
Age is just a number!
Everyone is different and that doesn’t make them bad!
No dream is too difficult to achieve, even at 70!
It’s OK to show your feelings sometimes!
You’re never too old for fun!
They are 70 and they are so much fun! So what if these ladies are old and their husbands turned out to be gay, that doesn’t mean they are going to close themselves in a house and wait for death to come! From stealing cigarettes to drinking peyote, to dancing on a bar top, to dressing up and going on dates, they surely know how to have fun. Whoever said old women can’t have fun can go shoot themselves in the head!
You can and should stand up for what is right!
They want to start a business. They want to cater to older – 60+ years women and they get a very good marketing firm backing their campaign. Yet they say no! Because they do not agree with the advertisements showing their touched up faces and body and using pictures from when they were 50 years old. They are 70, their TG is 70 and they don’t want to lie! You gotta stick to what you stand for!
You have to forgive and move on!
Living a lie for 40 years and living with the person who lied to you for 40 years is heartbreaking and painful as death! They go through a gamut of emotions – shock, denial, anger, and acceptance.They act mature and do not throw away their family and support their ex-husbands and their decisions. Grace and Frankie show us that forgiveness is the biggest step towards moving on!
We all seek approval but sometimes it’s ok not too!
Robert (Martin Sheen) wants his mother to approve of him being gay. He is miserable and with the death of his mother, he comes to realize that he doesn’t need to feel guilty for who he is. All he needs to feel guilty and apologize is for hurting his wife, Grace. He doesn’t need to seek anyone’s approval for saying the truth! We die trying hard to please everyone but sometimes it is not possible. All you can do is be true to yourself and apologize for your wrong-doings!
I know this has been ‘all serious’ talk so far but trust me, you are going to love this series (if you haven’t already) as much as Grace loves her dry martini or Frankie loves making her yam lub🤣! So grab your popcorn and start binge-watching this series already because if you are a woman, no matter what age, you don’t want to miss this one.
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