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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The sun isn't setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award® Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) star as two friends tackling life's inevitable curve balls as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.


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Critic Reviews for The Kominsky Method: Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (18)

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.

December 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.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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

November 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.

November 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.

November 15, 2018 | Full Review…
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Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are an appealingly irascible odd couple in this uneven but enjoyable new half-hour comedy series.

November 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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