Monday, February 26, 2018

What I’m Watching: Grace and Frankie

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

This was an altogether silly episode, with Frankie now invested in helping Sheree in her house situation with her stepkids, one of whom was played by Dan Bucatinsky, best known for his Emmy win for guest-starring on “Scandal.” Grace having to crawl through the doggy door led to a far more impressive performance from Frankie as a prospective new owner and Grace as the real estate agent whose back was definitely acting up. Finding the letter seems to have resolved the problem for now, and I’m not sure if that means Shereee will be moving out, but I assume that she’ll continue to be a player on the show, especially given the debt that she now owes to Grace and Frankie for helping her. Robert forgetting to thank Saul in his Tappy acceptance speech was a predictable turn of events that just made things worse following Saul’s suggestion that he made it a Vanessa Redgrave moment, a historical happening that I now realize didn’t mean what I had thought it had by reading short excerpts of it. There was nothing positive about Briana spying on Barry via the cameras in her home while he was watching her dog, and I’d much rather not see her relegated to this kind of obsessiveness since she’s one of this show’s characters mostly because she rejects so much of what normal people do, and this felt awfully unsophisticated and petty for someone who usually doesn’t care nearly that much about anything that happens in her life.