This second season continues with the dealing of old age, while presenting a light sort of comedy element to it. Sandy (Michael Douglas) and Norman (Alan Arkin) are pushing forward with their lives and dealing with new issues. Norman is looking at potentially rekindling an old flame while Sandy is finding himself being matched in terms of age with his daughter’s boyfriend.
It’s an interesting series of events and very easy to sit through binge wise. It feels like a sort of general gap towards something else however. It’s less of a standalone season and more of one that feels like it just continues towards additional episodes. It’s an almost sudden stop without having a pure direction to work towards. There are some events that cause big moments, but these come at times where we don’t get to see them fully become developed within this season.
It makes me anticipate a third one, and at the same time would like to see more conclusive type story arcs, instead of ones that trail off. It was fun to see a greater focus on the general class that Sandy teaches, the relationships of the twilight years and Phoebe (Lisa Edelstein) having a big character shift. There were also some rather strange side character additions with some being beneficial to the overall plot whereas others were very minimal.
This show is once again carried by the leads as they bring some solid laughs and the emotional hits when needed. There were less of those deeper segments this time around, but they put in some scary situations every once and awhile. Its hard being old apparently, and you can see that in how they interact with the world around them.
This is an interesting perspective for a comedy, and with two delightful long time actors at the center of this it does deliver a good time. I’m not exactly sure where this is headed going forward, I’m intrigued as some weird potential plots were setup as the cast expanded. It also felt a bit awkward as it didn’t really have anything that felt like a conclusive end. It’s just a mid-season stoppage almost as hopefully season three arrives to pay some of these stories off.
The Kominsky Method Season 2 wasn’t quite as impactful as the original run, and it felt like less of its own set story. This really came across as something that just connects to another season. There were neat stories being setup, but we don’t get to see any sort of pay-off from them which is disappointing. The acting is on point in here, and the characters are very interesting with their interactions.
There are also some fun surprises in regards to some of the additions to the cast’s roster. There’s a good use of setting here, in reflection to the age of the characters involved. The best years might be past, but the duo aims to just keep trucking along despite any issues that might come along the way. I’m looking forward to more, just desire more of a focus for a third season assuming that does indeed arrive in the future.
The Kominsky Method Season 2 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Netflix