|IMDB Rating:||7.2/10||Released Date:||29 Sep 2015|
Summary: Follows the life of a former hit TV series actor by the name of Dean Sanderson (Rob Lowe). Dean has returned to his hometown of Boise, Idaho,after years of portraying a lawyer on the fictitious television show THE GRINDER in Hollywood. His years of portraying a lawyer on television has somehow given him the idea he is actually qualified to work in and perhaps run his family's real-life law firm.
Seldom do two new programs arrive looking as compatible as “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder,” for good and ill. John Stamos and Rob Lowe both play image-spoofing versions of their red-hot-in-the-’80s personas, the former as a Lothario who suddenly meets a son and granddaughter he didn’t know he had, the latter as a TV star who, with his show over, decides to go back home, much to the chagrin of his down-to-Earth brother. Each series possesses modest charms, although it’s not clear either is going to age particularly well — even if its stars have — once the novelty wears off. Beyond casting Lowe, “The Grinder” is primarily built around that familiar joke that he’s not a lawyer but plays one on TV. In this case, he’s Dean Sanderson, who starred as an attorney in a long-running show, so much so that he can (or at least believes he can) BS his way through a courtroom summation.