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GRANDFATHERED on FOX starring John Stamos and Josh Peck, a review by Wardrobe Oxygen
One of the fun things I did at the BlogHer conference was attend a preview screening of the FOX sitcom, GRANDFATHERED. This series will premier Tuesday, September 29th at 8/7c, but a few of us attendees got to hang out in a conference room and watch it early on the big screen. John Stamos plays Jimmy Martino, a successful restaurateur and ultimate bachelor. The show starts with Jimmy plucking a gray hair and admiring his reflection in the mirror. He’s used to being the most suave and good looking single guy in a room, who charms every woman he meets. All of this changes when Jimmy finds out that not only does he have a son (Gerald, played by Josh Peck), but his son has a little daughter named Edie.

I was already happy to chill out, drink some wine and watch me some dashing John Stamos, but I was really entertained by the show. Many times I whipped out my phone to jot down a hysterical line from it. One of my favorites was, “Parenthood is an endless stream of moments when you think you killed your kid.” Another was when Gerald’s mom says, “I’m cool, I watch Portlandia.” Stamos’ character is a stylish man, and there were many funny lines about fashion (and Peck’s character’s lack of style). There were also some amazing celebrity cameos; I won’t ruin it for you but it’s quite a variety (nope, no Beach Boys you Stamos/Full House fans!). I must say I liked all the characters in the show, the attention to detail, how it was a cute feel-good sitcom without being too cheesy or syrupy.

After the show, Josh Peck joined us and answered all of our questions. Not surprisingly, many of the questions from the women in the audience were about John Stamos. He said Stamos is a great guy, and gives great advice. One thing John Stamos told Josh Peck was, “Don’t be trendy. Trendy will bite you in the ass in five years.” Great advice for a grown-up child star trying to make a fresh name for himself, but also for the rest of us! I was impressed with Josh Peck, who was charming, funny, and able to be completely off the cuff.

Don’t miss the series premiere of GRANDFATHERED Tuesday Sept 29 at 8/7c on FOX. To learn more about GRANDFATHERED, check it out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Grandfathered.


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  • HokieKate August 3, 2015

    Interesting. I always am intrigued by the difference in real ages and TV ages. I just checked, and Stamos is 23 years older than Peck. I guess that does make the story plausible. 🙂

    • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen August 3, 2015

      In the show they show a picture of Stamos and the mother, and the picture is from what looks like the late ’80s, and the story does make it sound as though they were young, like college age when together. I always find that interesting as well, often with couples, there’s some crazy difference in age like 40 years between the woman and the man, or they have a high school student who is actually 26 in real life! 🙂

    • Katie August 3, 2015

      It’s usually when you check the age of the “main character’s mother” actress that things get REALLY depressing – you find out the character’s mother is played by a woman less than ten years older than him, for example.

      23 sounds really believable – especially for a character where womanizing around is apparently a pretty big part of his opening identity.

      Also, I will watch Mr. Stamos is juuuuuust about anything.

      • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen August 3, 2015

        YES! And as for John Stamos, this role is perfect for him. And his son is a believable contrast to him. Not loving the baby mama situation (a bit unrealistic but it may work out), but I like him, and I like that the baby isn’t too cutesy or too disgusting or too much catch phrases (hello Full House).

      • Denise August 9, 2015

        ‘The woman’ has a name, and she’s an extremely talented actress who’s amazing for this part. The two lines that the author of this review found the funniest were for her.
        Paget Brewster is known for Criminal Minds but mostly has done comedy. Don’t worry, you’ll know her name by the end of this show.

        • Rebecca August 9, 2015

          Exactly, Denise! Paget is very well known in the industry.
          These women are only here for Stamos, so it’s not surprising that they don’t want the hunky bachelor to be tied down.

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