Netflix’s Grace & Frankie Season 5 Review

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Disclaimer : this is a subjective review. Also, spoiler alert.



Last season, Grace and Frankie was put in a retirement community and they hated it, attempted to break away from it and move back to their beach house. Can they do it?



Honestly, this season is a little frustrating to me. The thing that gets to me is that their personality becoming a problem (again). We know Grace and Frankie have contrasting personality, we’ve been through that rigorously in early seasons. And now it’s coming (again) after 5 seasons? We’ve seen during the earlier 4 seasons that Frankie’s careless and under-prepared personality would cause them end up in a mess. But in this season, every careless steps that Frankie made seems to work in the end, which is confusing. And I’m #teamGrace through and through (it’s quite a nice coincidence that we share the same name). I would also be very, very mad if my business partner carelessly make a promise of free products to over fifty thousand people.

I think the short number of episodes format that’s what I usually like from Netflix-produced TV series is a bad thing for this sitcom. This season of Grace & Frankie spends 2 episodes to handle previous season’s problems, and 4 episodes to build momentum for the season finale. That left us with just 7 episodes in the middle. These episodes in the middle are actually fun and easy to watch, and that’s what I wanted from this show. Fun and easy to watch. But to me, 7 episodes of fun is not enough to hold down the more serious 2 + 4 episodes to make this series refreshing to watch.

If there’s a next season, I would really love to have more of the fun and easy episodes, and more stories about the supporting characters. I know, I know that the title is Grace & Frankie. But I think developing the other character stories can also help us feels refreshed about the story as a whole. And also, I’d actually expect more harmony from Robert and Sol’s relationship. From what we know, they’ve been together for a long time, considering their affair started when they were married to Frankie and Grace. And they’ve spent so much time together as well.


What I Like The Most

Brianna, her character is always so fresh. A spin-off for Brianna sounds like a lot of fun.


What I Dislike The Most

The personality clash between Grace and Frankie is dragged on for way too long now.


Where to Watch



My Final Rating



See the full list of my TV show rank here.