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GRACE AND FRANKIE REVIEWED

“Grace and Frankie” is the kind of sitcom that we used to get decades ago. Sure, modern tastes have allowed for more, but it should shame the major networks that Netflix beat them to the punch. Focusing on older talent to tell the tale of realigning your needs is a major coup. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have never been better in the leads, as well as the strong supporting turns from Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. That being said, there’s something amazing in this first season. A world is built that the average viewer doesn’t want to leave.

This has to be the first successful family comedy/drama in ages. You care about the leads’ adult kids, just as much as you do Grace and Frankie. Nothing is clear-cut, but it’s not exactly melodramatic either. Hell, they created a bottle episode that actually worked. What I’m saying is that I’m stunned at the level that this show worked. What could’ve been a forgettable baby boomer one-off has become one of the best shows on Netflix. Give it a shot.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Featurette
  • Commentaries
  • Gag Reel
  • Season 2 Sneak Peek

A/V QUALITY STATS

  • 1.90:1 (Yeah, I know) standard definition transfer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1

RELEASE DATE: 4/12/16

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