The Kominsky Method joins two of the greatest Hollywood constellation’s stars: Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. Next to them is Chuck Lorre, producer and screenwriter responsible for big hits on open TV in recent years, such as “The Big Bang Theory”, “Mom” or “Two and a Half Men”.
With such a team, it would be impossible for a series to go wrong. The production meets all expectations and is one of the second half of the year’s most pleasant surprises of the Netflix catalog (watch here).
Chuck Lorre, who created the plot of The Kominsky Method, knows how to work bittersweet stories in his series. As much as his comedy hits make the audience laugh, they often also make us think, and even cry. Here, he finally finds the perfect balance between comedy and drama, delivering an absolutely sympathetic and very well-made production. The highlight, of course, goes to the Oscar winners Douglas and Arkin, who demonstrate full mastery of the business and deliver performances that can cause tears to pour down one’s face, be it laughter, sadness or just plain emotion.
This new series was not much publicized by Netflix, which probably must have been a strategy to surprise audiences, as it was done at the release of “Grace and Frankie”, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin who have narrative similarities with this series. Judging by this example, The Kominsky Method will be a likely success.
And it will be deserved. Few productions are so sensitive in portraying a lasting friendship and old age as The Kominsky Method, that there is no doubt of this story’s power in captivating people, of any age. This series is sensational and should have a lot more media attention from its second season, which will surely come.
Synopsis 1: Life’s third act has thrown them a few curveballs. But their friendship only gets better with age.
Synopsis 2: Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older.
Age rating: 14;