Change Your Batteries and Buzz into Netflix Original Grace and Frankie on January 19

Written Awaiting Shamelessness by Bridger Cunningham.
Waiting for Grace and Frankie's 4th season premiere on Friday, January 19, 2018?  Get ready to explore sex in the 70's.  Well, more like sex for people in their 70's.  Netflix's favorite odd-couple gals continue their hijinks in their 4th season, most notably with a well-executed cameo by the brilliant Lisa Kudrow.  
For those unfamiliar with the premise, 39 episodes have followed contrasting acquaintances turned best friends Grace Hanson (Jane Fonda) and Frankie Bergstein (Lily Tomlin) navigating their golden years together.  In the opening moments of the first episode, the ladies' longtime husbands, Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston) shamelessly dump both ladies and announce their intentions of marrying themselves.  And the ensuing developments have fallen nothing short of humorous and heartfelt.  In three short seasons, Grace and Frankie has battled addiction, ailments, homophobia, suicide, prostitution, arthritis, drunk driving, two successful business ventures, an art gala, a buzzing exploration of sexuality, and even shooting a friend in the head.  Sound heavy?  Get real, as this show is not past sousing its dialogue free of inhibitions.
Season 4 picks up months after the prior finale, which was anything but a cliffhanger.  Grace and Frankie wisely performs every season as though it will be the show's last, leaving the gripping episodes for the meat of mid-season.   All the while holding to the character's core, as Grace Hanson will always be a savvy businesswoman clever enough to commit a sacrilege by naming her successful brand "Say Grace."  And Frankie remains a free-spirit of 60's leftovers, painting beautiful artistic tributes whilst failing to wash her own environmentally-friendly vehicle.  Add well-developed children into the mix, and Grace and Frankie manages to ignite demographically-intriguing deliveries via women 'of a certain age.
If viewers are expecting another sugary delivery of golden girls, they best relax their standards on dialogue and profanity as these seniors curse like reckless teenagers.  As the Golden Girls' Blanche Devereaux implied her numerous sexual conquests, Grace and Frankie take viewers there visually.  Tune back in for another exciting season (or binge the first 39 episodes, as this is the time to catch up on this sapphire gin in the rough. 

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