Wednesday, January 9, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Kominsky Method

The Kominsky Method: Season 1, Episode 6 “Chapter 6: A Daughter Detoxes” (B+)

Sandy has been spending so much time thinking about his prostate that it appears he’s gotten a bit behind on a few other important facets of his life. Not paying taxes for three fiscal years, which he tried to argue weren’t the same as real years, is now certain to bankrupt him with almost $300,000 owed. He went to great lengths to make his relationship with his daughter seem like it was going fine, which actually seemed a little disrespectful considering the way things were going between Norman and Phoebe. Sandy was pretty jovial when he called Lisa to check in, and apparently him not bothering to call her for a week after they slept together was enough to piss her off, likely dooming their relationship going forward. At least Sandy survived the episode after Norman made more than a few allusions to thinking about suicide and Sandy’s own nightmares got the best of him. Norman evoking the last scene of “Thelma and Louise” was entertaining, and I think that he’s trying to keep himself amused by freaking Sandy out since the two of them really are in this together now, alone and trying to stay healthy in their old age. Phoebe’s many previous rehab stints appear to have been quite unsuccessful, and though it didn’t seem terribly nice for Norman to tell Sandy to keep on driving when she ran out of the latest rehab place to beg them to take her with them, she could probably use all the help she can get.

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