The Kominsky Method: Season 1 (2018)

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The Kominsky Method

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Full of humor and heart, The Kominsky Method paints a surprisingly poignant -- if a little paint-by-numbers -- portrait of life and aging, elevated by two top-notch performances by legends Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas.

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 16, 2018

Sandy postpones meeting up with an old friend in order to get closer to a new student. Norman struggles in his home life.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2018

Sandy helps Norman organize an event with complicated arrangements and invites Lisa on an unusual date. Norman is a hit with Sandy's class. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Nov 16, 2018

While Sandy contends with a worsening prostate problem and conflict between his students, Norman deals with his troubled daughter, Phoebe. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Nov 16, 2018

Sandy and Norman turn to each other for support as Sandy waits for his test results and tension between Norman and Phoebe ramps up. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Nov 16, 2018

Norman worries he may have made the wrong decision about Phoebe. Sandy wants to take his relationship with Lisa to the next level. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Norman and Sandy drive Phoebe to rehab, then spend the night at a casino. Sandy faces a financial quandary and learns he's angered Lisa. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Norman contemplates a financial arrangement with Sandy. Sandy tries to smooth things over with Lisa. Mindy helps her father with his tax situation. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Norman has lunch with a widowed friend of Eileen's. Sandy and Norman attend a Parkinson's fundraiser. Norman is haunted by women from his past. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Tv Season Info

Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older.

Cast & Crew

Michael Douglas
Sandy Kominsky
Alan Arkin
Norman Newlander
Sarah Baker
Mindy Kominsky
Danny DeVito
Dr. Wexler
Chuck Lorre
Creator
Al Higgins
Executive Producer
Michael Douglas
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Kominsky Method Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Kominsky Method: Season 1

  • Jul 22, 2021
    Loved the best friend humor :) Norman is adorable
  • Jun 11, 2021
    Best thing on Netflix. Funny, entertaining, romantic, sad, and some wonderful actors of yesteryear.
  • Jun 07, 2021
    The humour and snark are so natural, the drama so honest, every episode feels like regular shit between friends. Phenomenal acting. Intelligent scripting without being pretentious. Hope the first season's momentum carries through seasons 2 & 3.
  • Jun 06, 2021
    Great cast and script, as well as reliving iconic movie lines
  • Jun 02, 2021
    I just loved it. Maybe young people didn't understand and appreciate it, but for us, older and seniors, it is quite something. Although with a lot of drama, overall is optimistic and funny.
  • Jun 02, 2021
    Painful and not funny.
  • May 31, 2021
    The Kominsky method was a refreshing surprise the first time I laid eyes on it, starring two brilliant actors, Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin with great comedy timing and just the perfect balance of drama. It's the story of a relationship between two best friends and their mischiefs in their old age, it doesn't have much filters which make it bluntly comedic but at the same time it has moments that will tear you up. Both are amazing but Alan Arkin's comedy timing is out of this world he speaks his mind not caring much about what other people think which as you can imagine doesn't always go right. Michael Douglas as you would expect also brings his A game to this show! There are hard times to deal with as you become older but these two discussing with each other like an old couple, smiling in the face of hardship show us that it's always a matter of perspective. The last season doesn't start as strong as the previous and it could've been even better if a specific incident didn't occur, however it introduces another character that manages to bring balance to it, and the ending feels right.
  • May 31, 2021
    Great performances. Laugh out loud moments with old men behaving badly. Completely unexpected.
  • May 20, 2021
    As usual, anybody can argue anything about any series but, no, you cannot complain about absolutely anyhting of this one. You can decide you don't like it or genuinely do not like it, or you can decide to have a sociological bias towards this type of settings, and that's the only thing I would admit as legit because for sure this is entertainment made to be entertainment, and yes!!! definitely this is it's limit. But if you accept that, if you accept that the industry is also composed by "entertaining comedies" then you cannot really say anything bad about this one. You cannot because, excluded some necessary simplications needed in this genre, it is not possible to say anything bad about it, full stop. This series has his own dignity and it works in his genre, and is a great GREAT pleasure to watch. This is the type of achievement that a producer or a screenwriter or an actor can have the privilege to be part of very few time in an entire career. I recognise here a masterful production and cast. It's not easy to reach such levels and I would add is extremely rare to see something so well made, I sincerely admire this work.
  • Feb 03, 2021
    I love it, but I don't know why.

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