Pop Culture: TV

Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie!

First of all, I cannot say enough about Grace and Frankie . I find it simply charming in all of the best ways. Firstly, the two main characters are the infamous Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin who you may recognize as the voice of the one and only Ms. Frizzle!

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As you can see from the trailer, the premise of the show is two women in their early 70s who find themselves newly divorced and trying to figure out what their lives are all about, now that they have been so drastically changed and how along the way, the two become the best of friends, in that completely sarcastic, they will never admit it, kind of way.

 

Aside from the relatable nature of the main characters, the humorous situations that they find themselves in, and the value of the usually unspoken love shared between all characters, what I also find incredible about this show is the way it breaks away from following the typical daytime TV characters and situations. Breaking ideas relating to ageism, the show follows two main characters and through their determination, intelligence, and resilience, redefines the idea of being elderly. The show addresses current breakthroughs such as gay marriage across the United States, displays an interracial family, and hosts characters that both support and shatter traditional gender roles, showing that preferences fall on a spectrum.

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