There's a Theory That Dead to Me Is a Grace and Frankie Prequel and . . . We're Into It

There's a Theory That Dead to Me Is a Grace and Frankie Prequel and . . . We're Into It
After binge-watching the morbidly dark, buddy comedy Dead to Me in its entirety, I craved another strong female relationship, but without the homicidal subplot. Naturally, that desire led me to another Netflix original, Grace and Frankie. A striking similarity between the lead characters of both series made me wonder if Netflix is secretly making their own Marvel-esque universe. Certainly, Netflix has built a culture within its original content by recycling familiar actors in new releases, and even cross-promoting on shows (cue To All the Boys I've Loved Before star Lana Condor crashing an episode of Nailed It!). While it may seem far-fetched to link the happy-go-lucky lives of Grace and Frankie to Dead to Me's Jen and Judy, here are five reasons why it isn't totally impossible.

1. Identical Personalities

Jen (Christina Applegate) is a strong-willed, uneven-tempered blonde with killer looks. Grace (Jane Fonda) is exactly the same, plus a few decades.
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