The Kominsky Method: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
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.



Critic Ratings: 42


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User Ratings: 279

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Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018

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Critic Reviews for The Kominsky Method Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (20)

Creator Chuck Lorre hits a career high, crafting stories rooted in the pain of loss and aging delivered by stars whose deft touch is informed by over a century of acting experience between them.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's not that the pee talk isn't entertaining, per se. It's that the series tends to mistake it for the kind of ongoing plotting and narrative fodder that can sustain eight episodes.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The laughs, it is true, are of the genial variety and no funny bones will be endangered.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As Douglas and Arkin prove anew, old pros are still capable of shifting into gear and then humming along despite all those incumbent aches, pains and spikes in bathroom breaks.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Because "Kominsky" is so blue and so tin-eared, when it tries to draw close to anything resembling real human emotion, it emotionally founders then sinks without a trace.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Seeing these two Oscar-winning actors play off each other is like an acting workshop in itself.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The Kominsky Method only ever "tries" to be funny, but never gets there. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 3, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

No comedy streamed or on network or cable TV explores the loneliness, doubts, fears and ongoing sense of loss involved in aging like The Kominsky Method. That makes it extra special.

Jan 7, 2019 | Full Review…

While the episodes are mostly fun, it is the warmth The Kominsky Method exudes through the friendship between Sandy and Norman that really makes the show work. It is like comfort food and comfort food demands bingeing.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It is worth checking out The Kominsky Method to see Douglas and Arkin, but the attraction is light at best.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Kominsky Method: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    My wife and I loved this show. In fact, we binge-watched the whole season 1 over two or three days. WHat's not to love? Tounge-in-cheek humor, unexpected plots, keep you interested. We're looking forward to season 2.
  • May 21, 2019
    Great show. Just the right balance of humor and serious. Great casting of the women and I especially love the chemistry between Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. It's great to see these two pros in a show together. Excellent acting, excellent writing, excellent directing.
  • May 13, 2019
    Growing old really sucks, but this show sucks more.
  • Apr 21, 2019
    Suprisginlyis The Kominisky Method really works at times. It's sort of like another Seinfeld.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    Real. Great cast. Serious. Funny. Awesome
  • Mar 01, 2019
    I initially wasn't so interested about this series, but got curious enough to start watching it after reading that it won an award or so. And I am glad that I did try it out since it turned out to be one of the best Comedy series on Netflix right now for me. The dialogue is very smart and funny, and the characters are very interesting. I haven't seen Michael Douglas in a true comedic role since ... "Romancing the Stone", and that was ages ago. Here he is absolutely superb in the title role. At any rate, a great, Must See series for me.
  • Feb 14, 2019
    Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin have a natural chemistry, but it's Arkin who steals the show. Not once does the viewer not realize it's Michael Douglas on a Netflix show and that can be distracting. There is enough here to laugh numerous times an episode or at the very least chuckle, but it's not by any means the best thing on TV by a long shot.
  • Feb 03, 2019
    Chuck Lorre's latest entry on sitcom territory is utterly forgettable and just more of the same, despite showcasing veteran actors Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas in top form.
  • Jan 31, 2019
    Great Show, terrific performances from both Michael and Alan, a mix of happiness and sadness, such a delightful and meaningful experience.
  • Jan 30, 2019
    The kominsky method (2019) .5 fucking stars out of 5. If I could give it 0 stars I would. I am going to take a shit all over this show, so stop reading now if you don’t want to hear anything negative. So, I look at the list of the 2019 Golden Globes winners, and I see this show. I’m thinking, it won a couple of awards, let’s fucking watch it. Big mistake. So this is like the resurgence of the odd couple. I don’t give a shit about two old motherfuckers. It doesn’t turn me on. It isn’t interesting to me. I don’t give a shit what happens to them. I think the only people who would love this show is other old farts. Maybe I just don’t get it. I don’t get the humor. I don’t understand the situation of old people. I don’t know old people problems. I kind of breezed past this show not really giving a shit about it and was glad it was only one season and that it was over. Sorry Michael Douglas. The good news is, I’m not really basing my watching preferences due to bullshit award shows anymore. I’ll stick to the internet. In conclusion, you can skip this show, unless, you are old as fuck and have absolutely nothing to do anyways. You might like it, I don’t know, I’m not fucking that old yet.

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