Short Takes on Grace and Frankie, Surreal Estate and Home Before Dark

The surprise release of the first four episodes of season 7 of Grace and Frankie was a big hit this week. We are several episodes into the SYFY series Surreal Estate and I’m loving it more every week. Home Before Dark wrapped up season 2. Let’s look at each one by one.

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Physical, episodes 1-3

Physical, a 10 part series on Apple TV+, released the first 3 episodes last week. Now it’s once a week until the final episode releases on August 10. Rose Byrne stars as an unhappy housewife in the 1980s who discovered aerobics classes just as videotape technology was about to disrupt the way we used our television screens.

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Review: Grace and Frankie, season 6

Grace and Frankie maintains its edge in season 6 with humor, the realities of aging, love, and friendship forming the base of the storytelling. Things have changed quite a bit by the end of the season. Season 7 is already set to deal with the new situations set up by season 6.

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Review: Book Club

Based on the trailer for Book Club, I thought it would be a series of double entendres. Thank goodness it is more than that.

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Grace and Frankie, season 5

Grace and Frankie returned with a full-on “fuck it” attitude in season 5. They had to fight for their home and life on their own terms, but they made it happen.

With Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie and Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen as their ex-husbands Sol and Robert, the storyline from the past 4 seasons continues chugging merrily along. The series has been renewed for a 6th season by Netflix, so you can expect more antics from this group in 2020.

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Review: Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

Feminists: What Were They Thinking? takes a slightly different approach to the history of feminism. If you lived through the various waves of feminist thought, you aren’t going to see anything new, but you will see some new faces entering the discussion. Continue reading “Review: Feminists: What Were They Thinking?”

Watch This: Trailer for Book Club

Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen! Hell, I don’t even care what the movie is. Okay. The movie is called Book Club. It’s about a fairly stodgy book club that decides to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Book Club”

Review: Grace and Frankie, Season 4

Grace and Frankie tackled some of the realities of aging in hard-hitting ways in season 4, but the series still produced some wonderful laugh out loud moments without making fun of anyone. Grace and Frankie both survived the season with dignity intact. There are a couple of spoilers ahead, but nothing big. Continue reading “Review: Grace and Frankie, Season 4”

Review: The Electric Horseman

The Electric Horseman is streaming on Netflix. This 1979 film stars Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. Since I just watched them in a 2017 film called Our Souls at Night, it seemed like the perfect time to reacquaint myself with the younger Fonda and Redford in a movie I remember fondly. Continue reading “Review: The Electric Horseman”

Review: Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night stars Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in a quiet story about a pair of elders who have been neighbors for years. They finally get to know each other. It expands them both. Continue reading “Review: Our Souls at Night”