Netflix has a long history of providing its viewers with enjoyable, exhilarating content, regardless of which genre interests you, whether it be horror, thriller or drama. One interesting addition to Netflix’s library last year was Grace and Frankie.
The show stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the titular roles and centers around their lives after their husbands leave them after professing their love for each other. Below are my top three reasons you should tune into Season 2 on May 6.
Netflix has an extensive library of engaging LGBT+ films and shows and Grace and Frankie is just one of those. The show also features the characters Sol Bergstein (Sam Waterston) and Robert Hanson (Martin Sheen), the former husbands of Grace and Frankie, who leave their wives after hiding their affair for over 20 years. The series explores the difficulties and repercussions of coming out after over 20 years with their respective wives and what it’s like to finally be out and with someone of the same sex.
Alongside the fact that the show is LGBT, it’s also a comedy with a lot of humor. Lily and Jane fit their respective roles perfectly, portraying witty mothers in their early 70s. The show’s pilot has me in stitches and was one of the funniest of the season, a great way to start off the series.
Netflix struck gold with the cast of Grace and Frankie. Jane Fonda has a history with Broadway productions, making her debut back in 1960. She also has two Academy Awards and two BAFTAs under her belt. Lily Tomlin also has an extensive history of delivering stand up performances all around, earning her four Primetime Emmys, the Woman in Crystal award and a CableACE award. Alongside these, Grace and Frankie also has an extensive team of writers and producers doing an amazing job.
Netflix has a long history of catching the attention of celebrities with its library and Grace and Frankie is no different. During the run of Season 1, which can all be found on Netflix (catch up time?), the show managed to catch the attention of “Wrecking Ball” fanatic Miley Cyrus, who tweeted: ‘I found my show! #GraceandFrankie ? on a bender! Jane & Lily are so bad a$$!‘, days later the show was renewed for Season 2. Good job Miley!