While Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's Netflix characters rightfully battled ageism over seven seasons, they were also jerks to service workers, says Marissa Martinelli. "There are plenty of times when they’re not so much sticking it to the man as inconveniencing a bunch of minimum wage workers who work for him," says Martinelli. "When Grace and Frankie’s kids trick them into moving into a retirement home, they balk at the residence’s rules, enforced by orderlies whose job it is to enforce those rules. One, after informing Grace she can’t run a business from her residence, finally snaps, telling her: 'Well, I’m not a fan of working here, but Invisaligns don’t pay for themselves and my girlfriend says I need them.'" Martinelli adds: "Fans will miss the odd couple, but at restaurants, at the DMV, at big-box hardware stores, and inside delivery trucks, the end of Grace and Frankie surely means that service workers of La Jolla are breathing a sigh of relief."
TOPICS: Grace and Frankie, Netflix