The Kominsky Method: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: 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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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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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…
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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…

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…
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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…
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…

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