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Old 05-18-2015, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Great show. At 77, Jane looks really good, but even she has the upper arm wiggle waggle. Funny article on aging.


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If you're older and you know it, shake you arms. ... Jane not only bares her upper arms, she pokes the flesh so that it shakes like Jell-O. This is a move women do only to torture themselves in department store dressing rooms when trying on sleeveless dresses, or alone in front of their bedroom mirrors. It’s a kind of negative self-affirmation: Who could ever love me with this?
..Jane was doing it on TV. I wanted to leap off the couch and scream, “Give that woman an Emmy now!”


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/st...an-region&_r=0
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:41 PM
 
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Jane has been anorexic for years. I guess that's what it takes to look like that.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Sodo Sopa at The Villas above Kenny' s House.
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I'm under 30 and I LOVE Grace & Frankie. I had been looking forward to it for awhile and binge watched it in a few days.

Then again, I watched a whole lot of Maude and Golden Girls reruns in high school and college so my viewing habits probably skew 40-50 years older!
Of course young people can like it too. I meant that it's nice to have a show that has modern content and not based on the struggles of a young adults,teens or beginning a family. It's good that these characters aren't the grandma of a lead character that throws out one liners as she wheels away.

I can say even at 40 many of the scenarios of tv shows seem immature and geared to an audience with much less life experience.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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If anyone's going to sit on Ryan Gosling's face, it's going to be me!
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:29 AM
 
Location: A place that's too cold
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What the F did Lily do to her face?
I think she looks great, as does Jane. I should look so good at their ages.

I'm 4 episodes in, and while it's not a show I'd give an enthusiastic two thumbs up, it does help me pass the time while I'm on the treadmill. I had pretty much run out of Netflix and Amazon Prime shows for that purpose. I've finished all the "biggies."
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It's not only Hollywood who are turning to plastic surgery to further careers. Both sexes in other fields are turning to plastic surgery to stay in the work force. Age discrimination is not limited to Hollywood.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Okay, I'm enjoying the show. As a divorced person I get it.

But here is what I don't get. The four main actors are 74-77. They are playing characters much younger. The actors playing their kids range from 29-35. So for example, that means that Jane Fonda's character gave birth to her daughter at 48. Now obviously actors can play people of all ages. But i have to suspend my disbelief quite a bit to think of the 4 main characters as being a good 10 years younger than they actors playing them. Especially since the actors are so well known.

It just seems to me it would be more realistic if their kids were at a later stage in life and had older kids, even a great grandkid or two. and if the two lawyer characters were retired or even semi-retired.

My parents are 80, we kids are 47-56 and our kids range from 5-29.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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Tried the first episode. Went searching for something else half way through.........
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: not where you are
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Okay, I'm enjoying the show. As a divorced person I get it.

But here is what I don't get. The four main actors are 74-77. They are playing characters much younger. The actors playing their kids range from 29-35. So for example, that means that Jane Fonda's character gave birth to her daughter at 48. Now obviously actors can play people of all ages. But i have to suspend my disbelief quite a bit to think of the 4 main characters as being a good 10 years younger than they actors playing them. Especially since the actors are so well known.

It just seems to me it would be more realistic if their kids were at a later stage in life and had older kids, even a great grandkid or two. and if the two lawyer characters were retired or even semi-retired.

My parents are 80, we kids are 47-56 and our kids range from 5-29.



The main characters are playing people in their age range of 70 and older. Today more so than ever, it's rare for some to retire even before 80 in fields of work where they often times define themselves by their careers and would rather stay active in the work they love doing till death or as I've seen in some cases, mental deterioration forces them out. In legal positions, I've personally known of a few people over 80 still working in the legal profession; really not odd when they own their own practice especially....

Now the ages, probably would have been better for jane to have older kids, but wouldn't have fit their narrative I guess. It's not unusual for career women to put off having children till late in life, but, I'm also not really sure just how old Graces' girls are in their character rolls.. Frankie's kids, the young men, I can see either or both possibly being over 40, but more like 30's, but it wouldn't matter considering they're adopted.

A friend of mine's her parents are in their 70's, two of their children are still in their 40's, the end of this year, there's an infant grand and a few younger grands no great grands for these parents yet, all the grands are way too young.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:33 PM
 
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It's not only Hollywood who are turning to plastic surgery to further careers. Both sexes in other fields are turning to plastic surgery to stay in the work force. Age discrimination is not limited to Hollywood.
Golden Girls did just fine, no plastic faces. I just appreciate natural aging. Otherwise, the frozen faces deter from the acting.
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