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Old 05-09-2015, 08:58 PM   #1
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Grace and Frankie (Netflix Season 1) Spoilers

Grace and Frankie.
It's kindof like watching a really good really long movie.

Jane Fonda is 77, Lily Tomlin is 75, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson are both 74.
When did 70 become the new 50?
I should look so good at that age.

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Old 05-09-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
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I added this to my watch list today, but have not yet been able to watch one. Maybe later tonight? I am very hopeful about this. Looks like it could be interesting.

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Old 05-10-2015, 06:25 AM   #3
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They need Dolly Parton and it would be a 9 to 5 reunion.

I just read the show's description on Netflix. Seems like an interesting show. Added it to my list. I have a million other shows to watch. So, we'll see if I ever get around to this one.

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Old 05-10-2015, 08:37 AM   #4
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Jane Fonda looks fantastic.
Martin Sheen does too.

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Old 05-10-2015, 11:35 AM   #5
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I just finished the first episode and I loved it! I'm in.

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Old 05-10-2015, 02:29 PM   #6
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I have this one on deck but I'm just up to season two of Breaking Bad so I will be a late starter. So many shows - so little time. *sigh*

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Old 05-10-2015, 04:09 PM   #7
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I'm on ep 4 and loving this show. The cast is great. Lots of funny one liners.

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Old 05-18-2015, 02:54 PM   #8
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I watched the whole series in three nights. Fantastic. Funny, funny lines for all the characters. And thank goodness a TV show that shows older women as being regular people with hopes and dreams and lives rather than just jokes, ala "Betty White said a bad word....*giggle giggle* isn't that shocking?"

There was a scene in a grocery store where Lily wanted to buy cigarettes and they were being ignored - then a pretty young woman comes up and the sales clerk jumps to helps her first, ignoring the two women entirely. All women of a certain age learn that they are invisible to society and that scene demonstrates it perfectly. She screams, "I refuse to be irrelevant" and I just cheered.

Both Tomlin and Fonda are wonderful. There was a scene (this is not a spoiler) where Fonda was doing a vlog and she started crying, and then she said, "Oh, I look pretty when I cry" and then did a cute little sob admiring herself....only a master actor could have pulled that off the way she did.

Sam Waterson and Martin Sheen are also wonderful although their chemistry didn't pop right away. It took me a while to believe Waterson in the role - not the gay part but the part where a high-powered attorney is so ditzy and emotional. We haven't seen his working side.

Also, I particularly like Jane's daughter, can't remember the actress right now. (Is her name Jane or June or something?) Anyway, she is really great. I don't know if I've seen her before but she's very funny on the show.

There are some very good lines. Hey, who hasn't wondered about Ben & Jerry?

It is amazing that Fonda is 77. She looks 15 years younger. Tomlin does too but Jane has totally kept her figure, her flexibility and strength. I guess I better buy a Jane Fonda workout tape - seems to have helped! She's been very open about her plastic surgery so we know what she's done and it's not as much as you would think. She said she didn't want to look young, she just wanted to look as vital as she feels. And, the doctor has done an amazing job. She is just beautiful but still has wrinkles, still looks like herself.

If you are on the fence about this show, watch it! I don't think you'll be disappointed. I sure hope there is a season 2.

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Old 05-19-2015, 02:43 PM   #9
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Reviews are pretty mixed so I had kind of discarded the idea of watching it, but this thread is pretty glowing. Might have to check it out. Thanks, folks. And/or, [angry diatribe].

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Old 05-19-2015, 04:04 PM   #10
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I watched it. I especially enjoyed the very first episode where Fonda sort of took off the movie magic makeup. Of course she still looks great. It moves fast and I fully expect a second season especially with how it ended.

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Old 05-19-2015, 04:14 PM   #11
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I enjoyed the whole thing in a binge viewing and was surprised to come to work a few days later and have a co-worker tell me he couldn't get through the first episode because the writing was so bad.

I suspect it is not everyone's cup of tea.

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Old 05-20-2015, 07:07 AM   #12
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I watched half of the first episode. Everything seemed good except Jane Fonda is so annoying that I can't continue watching. I haven't really seen her in anything, but she killed this and not in a good way.

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Old 05-22-2015, 11:18 AM   #13
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We watched the first episode and part of the second and then bailed. I wanted to like it,
and I like the actors and actresses, but it seemed too trite and formulaic - honestly - the
writers were all coasting here ...

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Old 05-23-2015, 11:37 AM   #14
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I'm enjoying it. Some good zingers in there. I wonder which character decided to restore and drive a vintage Studebaker? (At the very end of episode 4.)

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Old 05-23-2015, 11:43 AM   #15
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Enjoyed it. I'm in.

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Old 05-26-2015, 04:46 PM   #16
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Grace and Frankie.
It's kindof like watching a really good really long movie.

Jane Fonda is 77, Lily Tomlin is 75, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson are both 74.
When did 70 become the new 50?
I should look so good at that age.
If you spent as much money on trainers and make-up as Hollywood stars do, you'd look great at 80 too.

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Old 05-27-2015, 12:01 AM   #17
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I binge watched it this weekend. I thought it was terrific.

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Old 05-27-2015, 07:17 AM   #18
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Netflix just announced they have renewed it for a season 2.

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Old 05-27-2015, 08:20 AM   #19
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Netflix just announced they have renewed it for a season 2.
Good! They left things hanging with that last episode.

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Old 05-28-2015, 01:39 PM   #20
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I just started watching it. Already burned through 6 episodes. It's really good. Netflix is producing some real quality content. Well worth the $8/mo.

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Old 06-14-2015, 09:37 AM   #21
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Just binge watched this and really enjoyed it. The scene that made me literally LOL:
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“Just because we’re out now doesn’t mean we’re gonna be gay with a vengeance.”

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Old 06-26-2015, 01:00 PM   #22
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I just finished this last night and I really liked it a lot!

Glad to hear there will be another season (or more?).

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Old 07-08-2015, 01:40 PM   #23
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I just started watching this last night and binge watched the first 4 eps. Really enjoying it! Lily Tomlin is definitely typecast as a hippie, but she always does it so well. And I still think of Martin Sheen as presidential.

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The good news is there will be a season 2, the bad news is we have to wait until 2016 to see it.

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Old 09-25-2015, 01:54 PM   #25
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I just finished it. Very glad to hear there'll be a season 2!

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Old 04-29-2016, 10:50 PM   #26
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Grace and Frankie was renewed for Season 3 by Netflix before Season 2 even premiered.
Season 2 of Grace and Frankie will premiere Friday, May 6
Veep and G/F within a couple of weeks!
I am so happy.

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Old 05-06-2016, 11:12 PM   #27
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Se2Ep1 Excellent. Very very enjoyable.

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I tried to watch it a few months ago. Couldn't get through the first episode. Not because I thought it was bad... it just hit a little too close to home - and while I keep my crap together pretty well over the whole thing, I just couldn't watch it unfolding.

Since everyone thinks it's so good, maybe I'll be able to watch it some day.

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I tried to watch it a few months ago. Couldn't get through the first episode. Not because I thought it was bad... it just hit a little too close to home - and while I keep my crap together pretty well over the whole thing, I just couldn't watch it unfolding. Since everyone thinks it's so good, maybe I'll be able to watch it some day.
I have experienced that while watching other material. Everyone likes it, but it makes me feel uncomfortable because instead of taking me away as entertainment should, it puts my insecurities up front and center in my mind.
Its ok, I like it- but I have a very limited scope of shows I genuinely like.

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but it makes me feel uncomfortable because instead of taking me away as entertainment should, it puts my insecurities up front and center in my mind.
I think that is exactly what makes me uncomfortable - it's no longer an escape like entertainment often is.

Not saying all entertainment should be all fun and games - there have been some great thought provoking movies that I've seen that also made me a bit uncomfortable - but not so close to personal experiences.

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