Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What I’m Watching: The Kominsky Method

The Kominsky Method: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter 4: A Kegel Squeaks” (B+)

I assume there are some who find this show’s focus on Sandy’s prostate to be a little much, but Michael Douglas manages to make it continually entertaining. Expressing both admiration and irritation with the young men who were able to provide a steady stream of urine next to him in the bathroom was very funny, and everyone in his life is giving him crap for having to go to the bathroom all the time. Phoebe gave Sandy and her father quite a scare when they thought that she was floating lifeless in the pool, but their complicated relationship wasn’t going to be resolved that simply. I hope we do see Phoebe again since I think she’s a very interesting character, and she gets Norman considerably more riled up than his usual grumpiness. The obsession at the supermarket with the “finest ham” was odd but amusing, and Sandy didn’t seem to care about the quality of the meat nearly as much as his host Norman did. Sandy’s relationship with Lisa is another realistic element of this show, since she wasn’t jumping at his offers to go out when he called at a random hour, later than she might have liked, and she wasn’t too bothered by the fact that he had urinated in her bushes, something that she had definitely seen while he thought he was being stealthy. I still think the two of them will work out, but I’m glad to see that it’s proceeding at a relatively slow and unrushed pace.

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