It is not easy to find entertainment targeted to older audience, especially when it comes to series. I had high hopes for this program, but they were crushed.
Grace and Frankie are dumped by husbands Robert and Sol who were secret lovers and now plan to marry. The couples have two kids each, two girls and two boys who take this news extremely well (apart from a minor glitch at the "coming out" dinner).
Although the title misleads you to believe that the plot should be about the dumped ex-wives, we get an overdose of Robert and Sol's married life, being sweet to the point of cloying. As mentioned during an episode, deceitful men get best wishes and gifts and old women get scorn. To prove that misbehavior and selfishness always pay.
In one of the episodes, Robert insists in shoving down his 90 yo mother's throat the news that he is gay. This type of "confession", although dearly loved by American serials, is nothing more that utter selfishness (as mentioned by the mother). To me it also seemed spiteful and revengeful, a way to hurt somebody by delivering information they do not care (or need) to receive.
The four kids, despite being super cool about their fathers'cheating and lying for the previous twenty years, are all annoying.
Finally, Frankie grows more irritating each episode and she has way too much dialog. I find myself increasingly wishing she would shut up instead of blurting out more stupid and unfunny lines. She moved swiftly from lovable eccentric to nutty and overbearing.
I just finished the episode where gets hysterical because Grace owns a gun and I found Frankie's reaction cringe-worthily childish. Don't understand why Grace and Sol would sit around and wait for Frankie to stop singing her stupid song, instead or leaving.
For all her harshness, Grace is the only bearable character. I really do not know why she does not move out of the beach house, because Frankie is insufferable.
Conclusion: the title should be "Robert and Sol, happily married and occasionally Grace and Frankie, their over-the-hill, losers ex-wives"