Grace and Frankie, Sea­son 5

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - GUIDE -

It was re­ported last year that Net­flix de­clined to dis­con­tinue us­ing im­agery of Jane Fonda in the pro­mo­tion of this se­ries, even though re­search showed that she tended to turn view­ers off.

But then, maybe the stream­ing gi­ant knows what it’s do­ing, be­cause when this se­ries was launched, there were many crit­ics who said it would strug­gle to find an au­di­ence.

In fact its story of the close friend­ship be­tween two women, which blos­soms af­ter both find out their hus­bands are gay, has been a hit with mil­len­ni­als who warmed to the show’s themes of sis­ter­hood, get­ting on with­out men and laugh­ing through life’s prob­lems.

The pro­tag­o­nists’ wrinkly skin and de­te­ri­o­rat­ing bod­ies aren’t cause for mock­ery or sym­pa­thy, rather, they only add to the sense of them as icons play­ing by their own rules. So far, Tom­lin has won the lion’s share of awards

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