BINGE WATCHING: 6 and half hours “Grace and Frankie”


Who isn’t a fan of Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.  Like Whoopi Goldberg, the ladies aren’t  manufactured stars, these women march to their own beat  Their opinions, beliefs, passions have come at a professional cost to them and yet they are still standing.   Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda worked together in Nine to Five decades ago.

In Grace(Fonda) and Frankie(Tomlin) don’t like each other and forced to air kiss and fake it because their husbands are law partners and best friends.

At a choreographed dinner,the ladies learned after 40 years of marriage their husbands are divorcing them to be with each other. That’s right, their husbands are gay.and plan to get married, in fact the two men have been lovers for 20 years..

Law and Order’s Sam Waterston (Sol) and the West Wing’s Martin Sheen (Robert) are the husbands

How do you rebuild your life after 40 years?  In your seventies?  How do you come out after 40 years?

In this PC world, how do you get angry at a gay couple? At one point ,Grace complains that Robert and Sol get to live happily ever after and also hog the high road, since they are gay and not run-of-the-mill skirt-chasers. Had they left their wives for younger women they would be viewed as heels; in Malibu, at least, they are heroes.

  The show is very funny and poignant. She show is beautifully photographed.

 If I have one criticism ,its in the casting. Everyone is playing type.  It would have been interesting seeing Fonda and Sheen play the Berkeley types and Tomlin and Waterston playing the Connecticut types.

I’ve become a fan of NetFlix, I have Amazon Prime and Hulu. On Netflix, I can effortlessly pause and binge watch all day long, without Commercials.     You can find low quality episodes of this season on You Tube.

I am very much a fan of Grace and Frankie, I have watched all the episodes several times.  Lily Tomlin ,recently recieved an Emmy nomination for best actress in a comedy for her role as Frankie.

 While I like all the principles,my favorite is Sol, he is passionate, loves deeply and warm.  Something he didnt project on Law and Order. All 13 episodes in 6 and a half hours.

Grace and Frankie is a good time

CityFella

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Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

3 thoughts on “BINGE WATCHING: 6 and half hours “Grace and Frankie”

  1. Love, love, love Grace and Frankie, I force people to fall in love with this show, all the Principles should have been nominated for awards. I love House of Cards to. Watch it Sacraville. I like your blog, you guys are all over the place which makes you interesting. You guys need to watch your spelling, but its all good.

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