For as long as they can recall, Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) have been at odds with each other. But their relationship suddenly changes when they learn that their husbands, Bob (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston), have fallen in love and asked for divorces - so they can marry one another!
Grace and Frankie is a very fresh twist on the old divorcee theme. It is quite hilarious, but quite touching at times. These characters are real, flawed, and brutally honest. The writing is top notch and the acting is Oscar worthy! But then, what would you expect from an all-star team consisting of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston. This is one that should be put on your don't miss list.
Perfect cast and smart, funny writing make this show a hit. Anyone familiar with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will love this show, especially if you are of a certain age. (The characters are in their 70s.) Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston are icing on the cake. The opening titles cleverly explain the premise of the show, so dive in immediately to this quality program.
we don't get Netflix so we did not watch it when it first came on. Having the DVD was great. It's the funniest show I have seen in a very long time. We take it with a portable dvd player and watch during chemo. It makes you laugh. Can't wait for season two. I have recommended it to all my friends and family.
The series is about two elderly, heterosexual couples that have each been married about 40 years. The two men ( Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen) meet their wives ( Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda ) at a restaurant in their home city of San Diego CA and confess to their wives that they've been having a sexual relationship with each other for the past 20 years and that they want to divorce their wives and marry each other. From there we get to watch their lives, post confession, unfold. There's all the dysfunction that plagues all families and it's a hell of a lot of fun to watch. Although the four central characters are over 70 years of age, there are subplots that involve their young-adult aged kids. This series has a lot of top-notch actors that viewers of all ages can relate to and is classy, down-to-earth, intricate and enlightening. I bought season one , on a whim, after browsing the web. Of course I like both Tomlin and Fonda as actors and that's why I gave this series a chance. My husband and I sat down to watch the pilot episode and laughed repeatedly throughout the hour long episode. We immediately fell in love with this show and just had to watch one more episode and afterwards decided then and there to watch just one episode a week or else we'd binge watch and quickly run right through season one. From that day on Fridays are now officially referred to as " Grace and Frankie " Fridays. We both LOVE and HIGHLY recommend this series.
An all-to-often life-altering event turned into comedy with a twist! I wasn't aware of the show until I saw the ads to purchase the first season. I wasn't disappointed. I have always been a Lilly Tomlin fan since Laugh-In and this just solidifies her ability to entertain. Of course, Jane Fonda, is good as well. Her facial expressions say enough.
We don't have Net Flix, but I had seen an episode at someone's home. This series is great. Some scenes will make you roll on the floor laughing, and others are very poignant. The ladies do a terrific job with the acting, as do the guys. They are just so in touch with life for people in their 60-80's