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