Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Grace and Frankie

Critics Consensus

Grace and Frankie's stellar cast adds an undeniable appeal, although its sloppy dialogue and clichéd sitcom setup will still leave most viewers wanting.



Critic Ratings: 39


Audience Score

User Ratings: 992
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Air date: May 8, 2015
Air date: May 8, 2015
Air date: May 8, 2015
Air date: May 8, 2015
Air date: May 8, 2015
Air date: May 8, 2015
Air date: May 8, 2015
Air date: May 8, 2015
Air date: May 8, 2015
Air date: May 8, 2015
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Frenemies Grace and Frankie learn to relate to each other on a new level when their law partner husbands dump them for each other.

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Critic Reviews for Grace and Frankie Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (27)

Grace and Frankie is not entirely worthy of them, which is disappointing, especially since its co-creator, alongside Howard J. Morris, is Marta Kauffman, a co-creator of Friends.

May 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's hard to classify "Grace and Frankie" except to say it's splendid television.

May 7, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The opening episode creaks and groans under the weight of a malnourished premise that feels like an update of an old movie, say, The First Wives Club. The setup is stagey, the dialogue slack (or -- worse -- obvious).

May 7, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's difficult to overstate how good Tomlin and Fonda are here.

May 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Perhaps one of Grace and Frankie's strongest moves, especially in early episodes, is not to dump a ton of backstory on the audience all at once, especially when it comes to the lives of the children.

Apr 28, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

While Grace and Frankie is in no way perfect, it is still a pleasure watching Tomlin and Fonda vibe comedically together.

Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The creation of two '90s sitcom alumni, Grace and Frankie is both more emotionally complex than the average laugh-track show and sunnier than the typical cable dramedy.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Inconsistent in tone and bereft of a real handling on its titular characters' trauma, Grace and Frankie still manages to entertain thanks to a refreshing sweetness and good ol' star power.

May 6, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

An amusing original series.

Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Whatever the hook of the show is, it's working on me. I haven't laughed all that much yet, but that's O.K. Maybe Grace and Frankie is more a comedy in the classical sense: everyone's happy in the end, and then there's a wedding.

Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The writing is brilliant, the acting is superb, and the drug references are hilarious.

May 29, 2015 | Full Review…

The show isn't perfect, but it's enjoyable, meaty stuff, ideal for watching with viewers who may have been laughing with Tomlin and Fonda for decades.

May 11, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grace and Frankie: Season 1

  • Aug 29, 2019
    Love it.. Life and life again. Great!
  • Aug 17, 2019
    Great actors ,but too much of dysfunctional family stuff . Sometimes to repetetivr and boring . Tge men are shown taking cruise ,dping theatre , women are having heart attacks and breaking bones and being put into homes . Did not see tge kids trying to convince tgiet dads bring in a home
  • Jun 29, 2019
    Just found my new favorite show!
  • Nov 07, 2018
    Very funny show with a new and exciting concept. The actors are funny and the writing is very quippy.
  • Sep 08, 2018
    Fun, funny, and relatable. I absolutely love these characters and am 'wanting' for nothing. I suppose whoever wrote that first review was a man who can't at all appreciate these two women.
  • Jul 21, 2018
    Started watching and got hooked fast.
  • Jun 20, 2018
    Love this show. I'm just starting a re-watch and the first episode is so very poignant. Great acting.
  • May 26, 2018
    Tired of shows where all are rich. Biggest problem these old broads really have is to replace their meal tickets. More depressing than comedic. Should be listed as drama. Jokes are great but few and far between. Gonna go watch Roseanne.
  • Apr 08, 2018
    Single-joke series. That joke is in the intro. Everything goes downhill after that.
  • Feb 21, 2018
    I enjoy watching this light hearted show. It's easy and fun and I feel like it accurately portrays what it would be like to be a divorced woman in her 70s. However, I can't stand Martin Sheen's character, Robert. He is extremely unlikable, petty, and narcissistic. I mean, really, after cheating on his wife for 20 years, he can't forgive Sol for having an intimate slip up with his wife of 40 years. Seriously, that seems ridiculous. I much prefer the story line with Grace and Frankie, although Sam Waterson and his character, Sol, are enjoyable. I will definitely keep watching the show when I am in need of some lighthearted escapism. I feel like more shows like this should be available as it seems like everything new is so dark and serious. It's nice to lighten up!

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