Sometimes we can’t tell if we’re looking into a crystal ball or a mirror when we watch/binge Grace and Frankie. Season 2 of the Netflix show is available today, and we’re so happy to have our girls back.
We have fallen as much in love with the series as the leads have with the natural yam lube (that Frankie calls vagicadabra). Screen legends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play Grace Hanson and Lily Tomlin respectively, women who are figuring out life after their husbands of approximately 40 years turned out to be gay and in love with each other.
Maybe you aren’t even on your starter marriage yet, but, trust us, Grace and Frankie would make nice additions to your girl squad and queue because we definitely have a lot in common.
1. We’re all up against a clock
Maybe your parents won’t stop pestering you about settling down and you’re finding that more and more stories about fertility and marriage are creeping into your Facebook feed. Well, Grace and Frankie are also aware that they’re short on time, which is why they’re choosing to wholeheartedly embrace life, and it’s Oprah-level inspirational.
2. They get that breakups are rough
Breakups don’t get any easier as you get older and accumulate things like homes and children. And, even though we’d like to think wisdom comes hand-in-hand with age, these women still deal with the demise of their marriages the way we would a breakup: by not washing their hair and turning to booze and Ben & Jerry’s.
3. Also, that 4 out of 5 online dates suck
When Brianna (June Diane Raphael), Grace’s daughter tries to turn her on to online dating, Grace is against it. “I choose not to be murdered by a stranger that I met online. I choose life,” she said. Hands up if you’ve had this reaction.
Grace ended up making an online profile and narrowly endured a date with a man who named his tumor that might’ve had teeth Farley. Bet Fonda’s character is kicking herself in her toned buns now.
4. Sometimes we lie to impress a new mate
We’re not proud to admit it, but we’ve all let our eyes glaze over as we tried to endure a TV show or movie that our new partner was really into, right? Well the carb-fearing Grace is no different. She pretends to like hoagies and golf because of this very flawed logic: “When you’re in a new relationship with someone you care about, and you want them to be happy, you lie.” That’s Dr. Drew approved advice, right?
5. They go out and have a good time
Episode 12 might have featured Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol’s (Sam Waterston) bachelor party, but it was our leading ladies who ended up dancing on top of the bar during girls’ night. Frankie also taught us the appropriate response when the powers that be try to make you get down off the bar.
6. They know relapses happen
Yes, your ex is your ex for a reason, and there’s probably a whole Taylor Swift verse which tells exactly why you Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, but sometimes things happen. Like when Frankie and Sol moved out of their house and did whatever the opposite of christening is in their bedroom one last time. Breakups are tough and these babes know it.
7. And that relationships may come and go, but friendships are forever
Romantic partners might drop out of your life quicker than you can swipe right or left, but the constants in your life, your squad, your friends, these people will be around if you get ghosted. They will always have your back.
One of the biggest reasons we can relate to Grace and Frankie is because they seem to cherish their friendship as much we do ours.
So gather your group. Season 2 of Grace and Frankie is available for streaming and binging right now.