Who will imagine stories about two people in their dusk years, negotiating the field of life mines? Can it be such satisfying and fulfilling life? But that’s the type of space owned by the Kominsky method since season one.
The series does continue to do so in a beautiful final.
Last season we had two Amigos, Norman Newlander and Sandy Kominsky, dealing with mourning and heartbreak with humor and optimism of their infection. Both lost something, or someone close to them could be much weaker if it weren’t because they always had each other.
This is the third season of the multi-award winning series that began on a record of sadness. Sandy has lost his best friend. But it is proper to form. The show always manages to get laughter from viewers, even in the saddest moments.
Sadness, loss, loneliness. The Kominsky method does tell us that life is all this more and beyond. For Sandy, Norman is the friend who never stops giving and helping.
Both may never express their deep affection for each other (as many words as possible in glossy), but the tenderness that underlines their friendly sparring never escaped us. And when Sandy knows how to negotiate his life with Minus Norman, we see how friendship has changed from strength to strength for years.
We see relationships through the eyes of all characters that have become part of their lives so far. From Roz, Sandy’s ex-wife, to the bartender on their regular hangout, even foreigners who came to bring unexpected good news. And it only makes you miss that Norman in your life – who knows “all your buttons,” like Roz said.
Critics can argue about fairy tales, feel the good and simple events in the final, but have not reminded us how can we all do with a bit of miracle in our lives?
The most significant takeaway point of the series written with great passion:
This season is how to drive us to take our broken pieces and continue. To learn to appreciate the love that comes our way in a myriad form – a runaway dog, a former partner. A student who looks at you, a pleasant marriage, luck, or just a flow of memory.
As a man who was not allowed space or time to lament his friend or father. Who did not believe in his far older daughter’s fiance, Michael Douglas gave back again. He is charming when angry and pleasant, when vulnerable and funny.
The lump-in-the-throat scene comes right on you when Sandy gives the class to master the art of the death scene and finally gave a voice on his pain. “For those who are dying, life is not a problem,” he said when he mined deep into his soul for life lessons dressed as an actor tip.
In the absence of Norman (ARKIN), we have charismatic Kathleen Turner (ROZ), which fills the void in Sandy’s life, literally and vice versa. “Is this how Norman will talk to you,” he said at the time of reputable friendship. “Yes, and worse,” Sandy said.
So while Norman no longer, Sandy’s life became increasingly affluent for people and love that appeared in his life. All thanks to “biggest fans” – Norman.
“Throughout my life I live with a heartbreak,” Sandy told her ex-wife, who was very painful. It was redeeming and magical to see him get his contribution, finally. The Kominsky method is a pandemic show that we all need. Love stories about adults (we don’t say old) people who refuse to fade.