‘The Kominsky Method’ is an American comedy web series that airs on Netflix. The show first premiered on November 16, 2018. It has been created by Chuck Lorre who is known for popular shows like ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ and its prequel spin-off ‘Young Sheldon‘. The series stars and is co-executive produced by Michael Douglas, the veteran Hollywood actor with films like ‘Fatal Attraction’, ‘Basic Instinct‘, and Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street’ to his name.
In this age of postmodern outlook, a constant pace, lack of time, what still bothers man the most, is his aging. ‘The Kominsky Method’ toys with this idea of aging in a fun and frolic manner. Many are of the opinion that after the consecutive successes of his previous shows, Chuck Lorre created yet another very common axiom of life, where an old man’s lost hope is presented in a sugar-coated account of fun and comedy. Naturally, Lorre makes shows of some substance and they are quick to attract viewers. When this is added to the fact that it airs on Netflix, the show’s accessibility increases, which leads to a wider and more global fan base. It is not just fans, but critics also have been drawn to the series. The show has been praised for being filled with humor and showing that it had a heart. Its poignant portrayal of aging is something that’s not common in shows.
The Kominsky Method Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘The Kominsky Method’ includes Michael Douglas who portrays the actor-turned-acting coach Sandy Kominsky. Although his glory days as a successful actor are behind him, he is a revered coach in Hollywood.
Alan Arkin, famous for films like ‘Wait Until Dark‘ and ‘ The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming’ dons the character of Sandy’s agent and friend, Norman Newlander. While they are undoubtedly the protagonists, the other main characters include Sarah Baker who plays the role of Mindy, Sandy’s daughter who runs the acting studio along with him.
Nancy Travis plays the role of a recent divorcee, Lisa, who decides to take acting lessons from Sandy. Apart from the main cast, the show boasts a very strong supporting cast as well, which has stars like Danny DeVito of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘ fame. DeVito plays the role of Dr. Wexler, a urologist that Sandy consults about his problem of frequent urination. There are some guest stars as well, and overall, all these characters make for a richer and funnier show.
In the upcoming season, both Arkin and Douglas will surely return to reprise their roles as Norman and Sandy. Most of the other main cast members should be returning as well. We hope to see some new characters thrown into the mix because they are bound to make things more exciting for the series.