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28 April 2021
Grace and Frankie came next, roughly autumn and early winter last year. It was watchable and Jane Fonda is a true phenomenon but the two ex-husbands become wearisome after a while and the vibrator theme isn't either funny or heart-warming. BUT there are many excellent storylines eg Grace's relationship with her children, Frankie with hers, and the script is so good. (Watch out for the episode directed with huge intelligence by Michael Showalter, son of Elaine Showalter, the great expert on women's writing: some of her preoccupations have very much filtered down to him.)
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