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What ‘Grace and Frankie’ can teach you about life

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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.)

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Here’s why you should watch Grace and Frankie if you already haven’t –

Age is just a number!

Grace and Frankie, through their (mis)adventures and successes, prove that age is just a number. Even when they get the biggest shock of their life – their husbands being gay, they decide to take control and get their act together. Most women their age are just counting days and thinking of how to pass life. But not these two. Every step of the way, they show that 70 is the new 40!
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Everyone is different and that doesn’t make them bad!

Grace and Frankie don’t start on the right note with each other. But, they both open up to each other, accept the fact that they are different and learn to live with their differences. Circumstances throw them together and they learn to support each other, motivate each other and become friends. They show us that it may be hard but everyone is different and everyone deserves a chance. We shouldn’t be too rigid with how we think the other person is.
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No dream is too difficult to achieve, even at 70!

They are over 70 years old, freshly divorced because their ex-husbands are gay. Yet, Grace and Frankie don’t want to depend on anyone. They don’t want anyone to sympathize with them and help them – not even their children. Life has thrown a lot their way but they aren’t the ones to sit quietly and let things happen. They have a dream to start their own business and, they leave no stone unturned to realize this dream of theirs! My dream was to start my own blog and make it successful and I am trying hard to do it every day. What’s your dream?
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It’s OK to show your feelings sometimes!

Grace is so full of what people will think that she doesn’t know how to show her emotions. She thinks it is beyond her dignity to show that she’s hurt or sad. But with Frankie, she learns how to be vocal about her feelings. She also becomes more accepting towards people who are different from her. The same way Frankie learns that anger is ok, it only makes us more human and it is the first step to
wards forgiveness! Having feelings are in no way a sign of weakness. It’s ok to showcase them once in a while.
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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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17 Comments

  • Reply Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps February 5, 2018 at 11:50 am

    These are all great lessons to learn in life in general. I’ve heard this is a good show.

  • Reply justine @ sunnyinjune.com February 2, 2018 at 10:00 am

    i see this on my netflix and i always scroll past it but omg! this looks super cute! like of like a more rough around the edges golden girls! lol

  • Reply Holly Lasha February 2, 2018 at 8:24 am

    I have not tried this show…I should put it on my list

  • Reply mammascookinggf February 2, 2018 at 6:48 am

    It’s been on 4 seasons already? I have been meaning to watch this!

  • Reply kanishka February 1, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Oh wow thank you for the introduction to a new series! These are really some lessons I swear by. Jane Fonda is incredible and reading this makes me want to watch it.

  • Reply cecil February 1, 2018 at 11:34 am

    I never knew what this show was about. Sounds like a great show will have to check it out since I totally agree that 70 is the new 40!

  • Reply Melanie February 1, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I LOVE Grace and Frankie! I have learned all of these and so much more from their sweet (and hectic) friendship!!

  • Reply GirlVsCity February 1, 2018 at 4:39 am

    I love ‘Grace and Frankie’ so much. I laugh so hard during this show, although I connect to one of Grace’s daughters the most (Brianna).

  • Reply Mama in Heels January 31, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Sounds like a great series! I just don’t have time to watch anything but this one is definitely a must see. Thanks for sharing.

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