Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What I’m Watching: Grace and Frankie (Season Premiere)

Grace and Frankie: Season 2, Episode 1 “The Wish” (B+)

It feels like much less than a year since this show premiered its first season, but it’s been almost exactly that, though watching the way I do took me all the way through last August to get through the first season. I do like this show even it’s not at the top of my must-see list, and I’m going to enjoy watching the rest of this season once the broadcast networks all finish airing their shows and I finally have the chance to be caught up. This premiere seemed like it was going to be all about Frankie and Sol having slept together, which it was to a degree, but Robert’s heart attack really put everything into perspective. Best of all, it brought everyone to the hospital for a big family reunion, and the four adult children even got the chance to hear way too much about the reason that their parents were considering putting off the wedding. Grace and Frankie’s efforts to find a chaplain who could marry them were very entertaining, and I particularly liked Grace’s poor attempt to make up Hebrew names to convince the rabbi to marry them. The hospital wedding ended up being really sweet, highlighted by the shot of his wheeled hospital bed being trailed by a just married sign and a few bottles attached on the floor. Robert’s health is going to take precedence, but soon enough I’m sure we’ll get to the business of Mallory being pregnant with twins, news that Brianna reacted to in a way that was far from supportive but still very amusing.

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