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    Grace and Frankie on Netflix

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    Re: Grace and Frankie on Netflix

    This one looks fun. It's on my list.
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    I love this!!!!!
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    Re: Grace and Frankie on Netflix

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    I am so hoping this series will be WELL WRITTEN. It could so easily go over the top, just like most of the other sit-coms these days. In the last 2 paragraphs of the Time Magazine review it kind of gives the answer:

    "The comparison with Amazon’s Transparent–last year’s best series, also about a senior citizen trying to live her true sexual identity–may be unfair, but it’s glaring. That series emerged fully formed, embracing the messiness and ambiguity in its characters, and its humor and heartbreak flowed from that. Grace and Frankie is cardboardy in comparison; it feels trapped between being the show it could be in 2015 and being the show it would have been if it were made in in 1995.

    Still, there’s potential. If for no other reason than that most TV is terrified of elderly characters, the show has fresh material to play with. (For instance, the introduction of seniors to both social media and sex-performance drugs, and the resulting rise in STDs.) The stars are good company to be in, and by the last of six episodes I saw in advance, its tone felt a little more consistent. All of which leaves hope that Grace and Frankie, like its title characters, is still young enough to figure out what it wants to be."
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    Re: Grace and Frankie on Netflix

    I watched the first two episodes last night. Loved it. I plan on binge watching the rest of the series this weekend.

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    Plan to binge watch this. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin - it has to be entertaining.
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    Re: Grace and Frankie on Netflix

    I finished watching the series last night and now I want MORE! I loved it. Funny and touching at the same time. The weakest link for me is Martin Sheen, who I just don't think is that great in it (or in most things). Everyone else is terrific, especially Lily and Jane and the actors and actresses playing their children.

    The bachelor party episode had me in stitches. The scene with Bud out on the lawn? Just hilarious.
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    Re: Grace and Frankie on Netflix

    I haven't started it yet, but it's so nice to have a terrifically fun series to look forward to!

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    I'm about halfway through it. I am binge watching, but I hate the idea of not have more to watch. So I'm watching it in three parts.
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