6 Reasons 'Grace & Frankie' On Netflix Has Us Stoked For More Lily Tomlin & Jane Fonda Magic
When it comes to housing incredibly binge-worthy shows, Netflix is never in short supply. However, starting on May 8, the streaming service will play host to a series the likes of which we've never seen before. Starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, Netflix's Grace and Frankie will tell the story of two seventy-something women who go from rivals to fast friends as they struggle to come to terms with the fact that their husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) are gay and in love with one another. Obviously, this is going to be the world's next major obsession. And if the description alone isn't enough to convince you, then the two powerhouse leading ladies of the series should more than do the trick.
I mean, if 9 to 5 didn't already prove as much way back when, putting comedy pros like Tomlin and Fonda together on the same screen is guaranteed to produce comedic gold. There's no question about it. These are just plain facts. So whatever you thought you had scheduled for this weekend is going to need to be canceled because you're going to have some serious binge-watching to do. But just in case you're still not totally convinced that this show is really worth your time, I've gone ahead and showcased some of the many reasons you should be super stoked for Grace and Frankie 's Netflix debut.
You Won't Find A Better Ensemble
I mean, this is a show that's going to star Tomlin, Fonda, Sheen, and Waterston? Come on! These are four dynamic staples in the entertainment industry. So you can expect the acting alone to be out of this world.
The Chemistry Will Be Off The Charts
As I mentioned earlier, this isn't the first time Tomlin and Fonda have worked together. They also co-stared together alongside Dolly Parton in 9 to 5, playing three women out to get revenge on their misogynistic boss. Clearly, they gel well together on-screen. Oh, and did I mention that they're also really, really good friends in real life?
It's Breaking Down Age Barriers
Who says you need to be young to be successful in this little business we call show? Tomlin and Fonda may be in their seventies, but they're living proof that age is nothing but a number. If that isn't enough to inspire you for years to come, then I don't know what is.
The Storyline Is Intriguing & Important
Not only does it establish a further and in-depth look into LGBT characters, but it also hits home on how difficult it can be for women (especially older women) to be staring a now-failed marriage in the face. To completely have your life up-ended in such a shocking way can be a difficult obstacle to overcome on several different emotional levels. And yet, these ladies indicate that it's not just possible, but highly probable. All you need is someone you can lean on.
It Will Give You All The Feels
We won't know for sure until the episodes are released, but based on the trailer this series will share a nice blend of both comedy and drama. There are times when you'll be rolling around on the floor laughing, but then there will be other times that'll surely leave you reaching for the tissue box. And that, my friends, is the recipe to a phenomenal and highly binge-worthy show.
Did I Mention That It Stars Tomlin & Fonda?
Because I really can't stress that point enough. Get pumped, people!
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