Saturday, April 22, 2017

What I’m Watching: Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie: Season 3, Episode 4 “The Burglary” (B+)

With the level of attention that Grace and Frankie give to the security of their shared living arrangement, it’s no surprise that a burglar took advantage of that to steal some of their most valuable possessions. While the class was a bit over-the-top, it’s true that Frankie is a walking target, having told numerous people her home address within minutes of meeting them. Grace wasn’t happy at all about the recommendation that potential victims soil themselves when attacked to avoid being touched, and she much preferred the idea of having her gun close to her to be able to protect her. That’s obviously going to be a big issue going forward, especially if the title of the season’s fifth episode is any indication. I like knowing what TV shows fictional characters watch, and Frankie’s condition that they could only talk about how handsome Liev Schreiber is after they finished watching “Ray Donovan” was very funny. The cop asking Grace if Mallory was single was amusing, as was his follow-up comment about the mean one, which Grace shut down right away too. Robert deciding to host drinkies at his house so that Sol could be included was a nice gesture but a terrible idea from the start, and it did go very poorly. I was glad to see that Sol stood up for himself, refusing to apologize for talking about his life as a man married to a woman, even though he went overboard sharing personal information that Robert hadn’t wanted to share. I’m sure they’ll get through this – they’ve been through much worse.