Does Grace and Frankie take full advantage of Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda?
On this week’s Bingeworthy, hosts Jessica Shaw and Touré take on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie and can’t agree on whether the show is worth binging or better off deleted.
The Netflix comedy created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, now in its third season, follows the life of two older women (Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin) as they navigate life and form an unlikely friendship after their marriages come to unexpected ends later in life.
Shaw, who believes the show is solid, if not great, finds some merit in its appeal to a broader audience than just the title characters’ demographic. “You can watch this show as a woman whatever age you are,” she says. “There are so many millennials who are obsessed with Grace and Frankie.” She goes on to explain that she likes the friendship aspect of the show and the idea that girls can watch and imagine being there for their best girlfriend in 50 years time. “I think there’s something very wonderful about watching authentic female friendship on screen because it is a unique alchemy that cannot be faked.”
Touré, on the other hand, is sending the ladies straight to the trash icon. “I’m deleting it,” he says. “There’s nothing in this that I watched that I was like, ‘And there’s the Lily Tomlin that I love.”
“Oh, I disagree,” retorts Shaw. “She has some great moments of physical comedy, and just watching the two of them on screen together, it gives me joy.”
The third season of Grace and Frankie is available to stream now on Netflix. Enjoy the full clip above and catch this full episode of Bingeworthy, available now, on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) at PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS, and Android devices.
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