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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Critic Ratings: 44

91%

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User Ratings: 337

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Episodes

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Air date: Nov 16, 2018
2
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
3
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
4
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
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Air date: Nov 16, 2018
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Air date: Nov 16, 2018
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Air date: Nov 16, 2018
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Air date: Nov 16, 2018

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Critic Reviews for The Kominsky Method Season 1

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (22)

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…
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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…

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

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

These actors, stories, and the elderly in general deserve a show willing to dig deeper.

Nov 5, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The Kominsky Method gives us hope and laughter.

Jan 30, 2020 | 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…

'The Kominsky Method' is a charming watch that gives a poignant yet entertaining insight into life and aging through the eyes of two wonderfully flawed characters, played by actors who have been around long enough to do them justice.

Jul 31, 2019 | 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

  • Mar 31, 2020
    OK, I give up. Took a long time to get here, but Michael Douglas has some serious chops, and, more easily deciphered is Alan Arkin as a Hall of Famer. The rest of the notable members in cast are quite effectively productive as well. Chemical interplay between written script and creative thespian spin is delightfully engrossing. This all feels so real. I wanna walk near, break bread with and know these folk!
  • Feb 25, 2020
    The Kominsky Method is the most horrible show I have ever watched. All I could think about were how these two old men were going to die and have urinary incontinence before they do so.
  • Feb 05, 2020
    Absolutely love it!!! Mr. Lorre, do more, do more, we wish you would!
  • Jan 02, 2020
    Excellent. Engaging. Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas make their characters come alive. The season is both sweet, real, and funny. It's as if we are watching two interesting, flawed, warm, and loveable friends relate to each other.
  • Dec 31, 2019
    A movie to sit back, relax on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Get ready to laugh every minute all the way!
  • Dec 21, 2019
    This show is great makes you want to watch the next episode an the episode after that.. it is like grumpy old men the series
  • Dec 19, 2019
    Chuck lorre impresses again, but this time bringing a reflection on aging, while using the divergence between melancholy and humor to make the "Kominsky" experience fun, expressive and above all reflective.
  • Dec 09, 2019
    At first I thought this was an "Odd Couple" sort of deal. And I suppose in some ways it is; but it's also modern, poignant well acted and well written. Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas are both very likeable in their roles and the story's blend well, have some drama without being over the top. Whoever chooses Douglas's wardrobe must have just asked for "More grey"
  • Dec 03, 2019
    Was pleasantly surprised. The main characters interact and flow well together.
  • Nov 29, 2019
    Great humor show! Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin deliver a great job and makes you laugh and think on the issues of old age. Magnific!

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