Grace and Frankie incorporates the simplest of ideas and has a rather easy to explain premise. It shows us women at life’s sunset, finding out that their husbands are leaving them for each other.
The show features four legendary actors and they enjoy greatly. Two TV veterans, Martha Kauffman and Howard J Morris are responsible for the creation of this show.
It features a puzzling affair but this is the kind of show where Craig T Nelson isn’t just a simple love interest. At a certain point, he even confessed to the fact that he was a cannibal! The show spans over many different aspects. On one hand, it is a comedy including real pathos, similar to single-camera sitcom while on the other hand, it is also similar to a multi-camera reliance on joke themes.
From the looks of it, the writers are quite confident about the show they are writing. The action features a core theme and the actors seem to be natural and engaged. Season 2 of Grace and Frankie has entered a territory which a lot of shows wouldn’t be able to handle, specifically in this manner.
The harsh realities of life have been rooted in Season 2 and the over-60 set is crafted in such a manner that it would be quite impossible to enact without real life awareness and experience spending at least six decades on our planet.
The progressing theme discusses about coming to terms with the life you are currently living, the people present in your life and understanding the fact that one day, your life will end. The show repeatedly deals with mortality, specifically during the final episodes and it makes a brave call on a rather controversial issue. However, the show doesn’t focus on death; instead, it teaches you not to fear it and to stop wasting time in not living.
After the season starts, the major shock regarding Robert and Sol’s long-time relationship is replaced by many other different kinds of concerns. These include Robert’s health, the blooming business relationship of Frankie and Brianna, Sol relapsing into heterosexuality and the romantic futures of Grace and Frankie.
Ultimately, the show raises a significant question. What does it actually mean to be satisfied? Grace wants to feel valued and she wishes to find the passion she never had with Robert. Frankie wants to be loved and taken seriously. Sol and Robert wishes to navigate the world as gay men. They come to face other people’s openness and appear to be disoriented after hiding for so long in the closet. Time is the real villain in this show.
They cast members try to make many meaningful changes in their lives but in the end, a ‘before it’s too late’ needs to be added. Sol and Robert face a state of urgency as the latter’s heart attack keeps signaling like a beacon.
Meanwhile, Sam Elliot enters as the great love in Grace’s life but sadly, he comes with some baggage. He has a wife suffering from advanced Alzheimer and she demands a lot of his time and attention.
All of this clearly reminds us that the characters in this show are continually racing against time. At the same time, the show offers quite a few laughs. For instance, Frankie fails the driving test not because of her failing memory but due to her pot habit!