3 Reasons to Watch ‘The Grinder’ and ‘Grandfathered’
FOX’s two newest sitcoms, Grandfathered and The Grinder premiere on the same night and both feature some high profile TV veterans. Consequently, there’s no avoiding that the two shows will be talked about together and more than likely compared to each other. Though the two shows are actually nothing alike, both are heartwarming, hilarious and worthy of your time. Here are three reasons you should check out both Grandfathered and The Grinder.
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The Plots are Uniquely Funny
In Grandfathered, John Stamos plays Jimmy, a womanizing bachelor and restaurateur whose life is turned upside down when a son (Josh Peck) who he never knew existed walks into his life. If finding out he’s a father wasn’t a big enough surprise, it turns out his son is also a father, making Jimmy a grandfather. Jimmy always gave women the line that he would give up everything he’s worked for to have a family, but now that it’s actually happening, he’s starting to believe it himself.
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In The Grinder, Dean Sanderson (Rob Lowe) isn’t a lawyer, but he played one on TV. A one-time hit star on a law series called The Grinder, Dean moves back home to his hometown where he now feels somehow qualified to run his family’s law firm. His brother Stewart (Fred Savage), an actual lawyer, must once again deal with being overshadowed by Dean’s good looks and charm while helping him get acclimated to the family business.
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Familiar, Talented and Beautiful Faces
Grandfathered’s two leads are no strangers to sitcom television. John Stamos has been a loved and apparently ageless television star since his illustrious role as Uncle Jesse in Full House (which he will reprise in Netflix’s reboot, Fuller House). Meanwhile Josh Peck has made quite a name for himself in television as well as the Internet. His childhood roles in All That, The Amanda Show and Drake and Josh gained him a pretty large following of his own. In recent years, his audience has grown even larger as he’s become a social media sensation through his hilarious videos on Vine, Instagram and Snapchat. It also hasn’t hurt that he lost his childhood baby fat and become a heartthrob that can definitely pass as John Stamos’ son. Additionally from Stamos and Peck, the high-class restaurant which Stamos’ character owns is full of celebrities, so expect many cameos throughout the show (including some Full House members).
The Grinder is also home to big television vets. Much like his character, Rob Lowe has been a widely loved television star for a long time. Unlike his character, Rob Lowe’s success in film and television doesn’t seem to have any end in sight. His most famous television roles have been on huge hits including Sam Seaborn on The West Wing, Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters, Chris Traeger on Parks and Recreation and John F. Kennedy on the TV movie Killing Kennedy. Fred Savage has been a worthy television talent since he was eleven years old, becoming the youngest actor to ever win an Emmy for his role as Kevin Arnold on the hit series The Wonder Years. He has had lots of small roles since then, but has focused much more on directing and producing.
Both Grandfathered and The Grinder, while completely different from each other, both have an equal amount of heart. Lowe and Savage in The Grinder have clearly learned how to work off of each other in a nicely timed and very amusing way. The same can also be said about Stamos and Peck in Grandfathered, who are able to make you laugh but also care about their growing relationship with one another. If any sitcoms survive their first season this year, here’s to hoping its Grandfathered and The Grinder.
Grandfathered and The Grinder premiere Tuesday, September 29 on FOX.
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