NOTE FROM LB: Wynne McLaughlin is a video game rock star – what else would you call the lead writer of The Elder Scrolls Online and The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, among other things? – and one of my favorite guys to hang with here online (because he’s not exactly in my Puget Sound nabe, you know? But if he was we’d be on the beach crabbing together right now…)
You get the idea, yeah? And in this short review Wynne makes sure we get his idea, and pronto. Talk about a hell of a lede:
by Wynne McLaughlin
OMG, this new Netflix show starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method, is perfection.
Seriously, Emmy material.
Funny, touching, perfectly cast, and most remarkably, created, largely written, and very often directed by Chuck Lorre, the writer-producer of sitcoms like Two And A Half Men and Big Bang Theory.
The Kominsky Method is a single camera show with no audience or laugh track, a complete departure for Lorre, and by FAR the best work he’s ever done.
We watched three straight episodes and had to reluctantly force ourselves to stop and not binge-watch the whole season.
Watch it, right now if you can.
MORE FROM LB: Wynne’s response to this show struck more than a chord with me. It resonated like Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (which, as my, um intimates can tell you, is the song that plays in my head 24/7, keeping me focused on, well, living, but that’s another story).
Gwen the Beautiful and I have seen five of the eight episodes comprising the first season, and we both feel that they perfectly captured our lives at our ages.
We too had to force ourselves to take a break from watching, Gwen because she wanted to have the remaining episodes to look forward to for awhile, I because my brain was totally knotted up from spending two and a half continuous hours laughing and crying simultaneously.
In other words, watch The Kominsky Method.
In other, other words – Trust Wynne!