Monday, May 31, 2021

What I’m Watching: The Kominsky Method

The Kominsky Method: Season 3, Episode 3 “Chapter 19. And it's getting more and more absurd” (B+)

I wasn’t sure how the big visit to Sandy’s house was going to go, and I’m glad that didn’t end up being a giant confrontation but instead split up into two camps as Sandy quickly convinced Phoebe and Robbie that they should reconsider having a scientologist lawyer present who was going to take thirty percent of whatever they got for himself. They’re doing a very poor job of showing that they deserve to have the money given the instructions that were left for Sandy, and I have a feeling that he might actually be inclined to give it to them if they stopped for one second to mute their desperation to get what they believe they’re entitled to. Martin took a much different approach, startled to hear about the amount that Mindy was getting but far more offended by the fact that Sandy didn’t trust him. He played it extremely cool when Sandy came in to his shoe room with a half-hearted apology that ended up being sincerer than I expected, and his reaction as soon as he walked away indicated his true feelings of elation. I hope that whatever wedding Mindy does plan will be a pleasure to watch, though it’s good to know that she, like her mother, enjoys messing with her father. Seeing Roz and Sandy interact is a lot of fun, and they’re managing to do a good job of being parents to their adult daughter after what’s evidently been a rocky history. This show manages to incorporate famous actors in a subtle way, and I’m curious to see how Morgan Freeman does in front of Sandy’s class.

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