Crustaceans were thrown. Sternums were pressed. Inhalers were...inhaled.
And in about four minutes, Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein's lives were turned upside down. So were ours.
The rundown: Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) were smashed together when their law-partner husbands, Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston) revealed that they had been in a relationship for the past 20 years and were divorcing them to get married.
Grace and Frankie ended up escaping to their shared beach house separately, encountering each other there and realizing—after accidentally mixing Peyote and muscle relaxers and puking it all out onto beaches of San Diego—that they were now basically stuck together.
Grace and Frankie is the longest-running Netflix original series to date, and I can vouch for that. When I started watching, I was 18 years old in high school. Now I'm 25.
There are usually one or two overarching plots throughout the course of a season, a few of which have included Grace and Frankie creating a vibrator for older women with arthritis, Robert having a heart attack, Frankie's move to Santa Fe, a medical issue or two, casual money laundering, and designing a toilet that lifts you up.