The Kominsky Method Season 1 Review
The Kominsky Method is a comedy series about two older men as they live out their twilight years. One of them is Sandy (Michael Douglas), an acting coach and the other is his long time manager/close friend Norman (Alan Arkin). The two are learning to deal with the things associated with age such as part of the body not working well, the loss of loved ones and a broken family that's never really fixable.
It's somewhat dramatic as well having touching moments and the right balance of content. I'm not sure this is exactly for every type of audience as it's more geared towards older folks, but I did enjoy viewing it. The season felt as though it had a fixed set of points to cover and the narrative concluded in a satisfying way. It was nothing too crazy, but basically two guys hanging around and trying to deal with the problems that age can bring. There were a few laughs to be had, slightly crazy moments and a number of emotional ones that were well delivered.
The two leads are definitely the heart of this show, they have great chemistry and it shows throughout. It's not a long initial season, but it establishes the characters and their connections. It fits a different sort of audience and with that, I'm not sure it's for everyone. The episodes have great pacing typically having their own particular focus while also continuing the general overall narrative that's ongoing throughout.
It brought some decent laughs along the way while having that old style of being tired, or well fed up with the way things are. This makes sense as you watch it, its older folks commenting about weird situations. Their type of lifestyle also works well into providing a casual atmosphere with the comparison of one being vastly rich over the other. They all have their own problems and that's explored over the course of the season.
The Kominsky Method is a solid exploration into the lives of those in their twilight years providing a few laughs along the way. It's nothing too amazing, but a decent setup and something different. It deals with many problems surrounding older individuals with that being most likely the target audience. There are elements of living while things start to slow down and just trying to keep relevant with mounting problems.
It is definitely focused on being a comedy, but there's a nice balance there delivering on the emotional moments. The leads really do carry this with the side characters being an alright place to produce a laugh from. There really isn't much aside from these two and it is very much focused on their relationship with one another, as well as the relationships they have with their close loved ones. I enjoyed the first season, it had some striking moments and was a bit slower of a setup while still having good pacing.
The Kominsky Method Season 1 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Netflix
Rating Overall: 7.6