Do you ever fall in love with a show from the jump? I do. It doesn't happen often, but when it does...I get giddy. It's an unexpected gift.
That is what happened when I turned on Netflix's new show Grace and Frankie. This show has EVERY ingredient for a great run. Will someone please explain to me why it took so long for someone to put Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin together? I'm going to age myself here...but 9 to 5 anyone?
The second it started...I had to pause it. My best friend was coming into town...and I knew this was the perfect binge watch for a night in. We love the movie As Good As It Gets...and Grace and Frankie has that feel...with a La Jolla spin.
Time for a sidebar, I just got back from a business meeting in La Jolla...where I had the most AMAZING easy dinner and drinks. I absolutely had to recreate this for our Grace and Frankie night in.
3/4 glass of pineapple juice
1 tablespooon lime juice
touch of Lavender Syrup
sprinkle with Cayenne Pepper powder
over ice and serve with lime wedge
NOW...we are ready to have the perfect night in with friends!
Do you miss Zeek Braverman from Parenthood? I do. You'll be VERY happy when he shows up a few episodes in! All of the characters from epic shows are in Grace and Frankie. The West Wing, meets Law & Order, meets Parenthood, meets The Newsroom...SO GOOD.
While the parents were noshing on burgers, fruity drinks and binge watching Grace and Frankie, the kiddos were upstairs having their own party while watching The Adventures of Puss in Boots.
Thanks to Netflix...a night in has never been so good. Did I mention June is going to pack a punch on Netflix too: The Aviator, Nightcrawler, Rose Water, Cake, Dreamworks Dragons Race to the Edge...