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The Kominsky Method Season 2: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

May 18, 2019
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‘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.

The Kominsky Method Plot: What is it about?

We are introduced to the aging Norman and Sandy as they try and navigate their way, and their prostate, in Sandy’s case, through the third act of life. It is a testament to the skills of both these actors that the show can drop something heavy like the loss of Norman’s wife of 50 years to cancer, in the first episode itself, and still make us feel for him even though we are not too involved with the characters. The show puts on display aging masculinity and friendship and while the characters are excellent separately, delivering credible rounded performances with emotional highs and lows and well-earned laughs, it is their banter during the shared screen time that is really special.

When compared to the other shows by Lorre, ‘The Kominsky Method’ is definitely not as blatantly funny, yet it is more sublime and better executed. The show walks a fine balance between scatology and sentiment, grief and goofiness. However, Lorre somehow does not give the other cast members as much of a spotlight as the protagonists. They seem to be painted with wide brushstrokes as characters.

Hopefully, in the upcoming season, Lorre will step up and make the supporting characters more rounded, at least so they can perform at par with the excellent deliveries that Arkin and Douglas have been delivering in the past season. We are sure that both these actors could handle not being overshadowed by a supporting performance, and it would go towards building the overall richness of the show.

As far as the plot is concerned, we last saw Norman and he did not seem to be doing too well, either with the loss of his wife or with old age. In a conversation with Sandy, he betrayed his worst fear that with age he might be losing his mind and Sandy implied that he might not be the only one. In all likelihood, the next season will pick up on this and then develop it into something more. It remains to be seen if the loss of mind is going to be treated as a literal result of old age, or as an attempt by old-timers to remain relevant in a society that is moving forward quickly without pausing to look back. Overall, the series has already set a high bar, and we hope the upcoming season outdoes itself.

The Kominsky Method Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘The Kominsky Method’ Season 1 premiered on Netflix on November 16, 2018.  The show won the Golden Globe Award for best comedy series and Best actor for Michael Douglas. Given the success of this Chuck Lorre-created show, Netflix didn’t have any hesitation in renewing it. On January 17, 2019, the second season was greenlit, and though no release date has been fixed yet, ‘The Kominsky Method’ Season 2 will likely air sometime in November, 2019.. However, do stay tuned for an official update.

The Kominsky Method Trailer:

While we wait for the release of ‘The Kominsky Method’ Season 2, check out the season 1 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Netflix to catch all the episodes of the previous season.

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