The Kominsky Method on Netflix

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  1. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member Thread Starter

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  2. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    Thats a nice bonsai.
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  3. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Watched first two episodes. Quite a few laughs, and the chemistry between the two is obvious.

    We use the 'Morse code' line now
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  4. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident

    South Jersey
    Not the funniest show around but it's not bad.
  5. carrick doone

    carrick doone Whhhuuuutttt????

    Vancouver, Canada
    I have watched 6 episodes now and I want to like this show but it is so flat. It seems like the actors can't decide if it's a profound slice of life show or a comedy. This is a tricky type of comedy to do well I think; the American show Shameless did it perfectly.
    I have a problem enjoying the Michael Douglas character. His relationship to everyone is so internally focused he doesn't interact with anyone emotionally(which is the point I know but he isn't interacting at all). He appears to be the Charlie Sheen character in Two and a Half Men but older and that's been done. On the other side Susan Sullivan as Alan Arkin's dead wife and Danny Devito as the proctologist get it and they have fun with their roles.
    It has wonderful plot points, I love the conversations Alan Arkin has with Susan but the rest falls flat for me. I also think Michael and Alan haven't jelled. Many of their scenes have an improvised look and that dialogue is stiff between them. They act like they want to be Laurel and Hardy but they come off as Abbot and Costello.
    But it won a Golden Globe apparently so what do I know?
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  6. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Just started to binge watch this in the UK, had not heard of it until last week... I'm hooked :righton:
  7. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Yeah, its a helluva show. The scene this season with the kid and the pringles can was priceless.
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  8. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Really enjoying this show. I'm currently up to the bit in Season 2 where Martin Schneider has a heart attack in the restaurant.
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  9. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Just watched that... :D:D
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  10. socorro

    socorro Forum Resident

    I watched season 1 but have not gotten to season 2 yet. I've always enjoyed Alan Arkin, and season 1 saw some of his best work. Deadpan hilarity is his calling card, but he mixed it beautifully with emotional anguish.
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  11. johnod

    johnod Forum Resident

    We like it a lot watched all of it.
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  12. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Will there be more? Does anyone know yet?
  13. George P

    George P Notable Member

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  14. jlocke08

    jlocke08 Forum Resident

    season 2 way too short. really like the series
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  15. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    I’ve watched the first four episodes.
    I like it.
    Alan Arkin steals the show...
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  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    this has my curiosity!
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  17. George P

    George P Notable Member

    He does! He's so good here that I want to go back and see everything he's done. (I've not seen much of his work.)
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  18. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident

    South Jersey
    Liked Season 1 a lot. Season 2 Ep.1 was ok...still have to watch the rest
  19. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Finished 1 & 2 from season 2 last night. Still top notch writing, even better than Mom.

    All these actors from shows from bygone days, it's like playing spot the actor.
    For those not in ep 2 yet, we have another Douglas co star from his past cinema days doing a funny turn
  20. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    Wonderful show, my wife and I wrapped Season 2 the other night, highly recommended!

    And yes, the cameo by a former Douglas Co-Star was a treat.
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  21. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    Eastern Shore
    Great show. Well acted and written, funny and thought provoking. Something to savor.
    All the things network TV isn't.
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  22. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    The writing on this show is absolutely first-rate. Not a wasted word. The acting is up to the level of the material, and I find both Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin's characters totally believable.
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  23. Strummergas

    Strummergas Forum Resident

    Queens, NY
    I really do like this show. I think Series 2 might have been even better than Series 1.
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  24. Dan C

    Dan C Forum Fotographer

    The West
    We blazed through season 1 a couple months back, can't wait to start season 2. I love these characters and the glimpse into old-school Hollywood. Arkin is a national treasure.

    It's extremely funny and sharp, but I was also surprised how emotional I got during some of the episodes. Even so the show is never manipulative or trite.

    Hard to believe this is from the laughtrack king Chuck Lorre. I'm so impressed.

    dan c
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