Chuck Lorre is recognized as one of the greats in television with his successful shows, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and Mom -all comedies. With over 20 years in the entertainment industry, Lorre is quite accomplished and has received multiple accolades as well as the respect of those who work with him.
Lorre’s newest comedy, an eight-episode series, The Kominsky Method, premiered on November 16 on Netflix. The show had led to some rave reviews with it being one of the best in Lorre’s Rolodex of comedy. The Kominsky Method has been nominated for three SAG awards which will certainly get the attention of people curious to check it out.
You can watch a trailer for the show below.
For Lorre, he was thankful to Netflix for creative freedom, something that he could not necessarily do with his other shows due to network restrictions. “I wanted to write about getting older and all that that entails,” Lorre told Variety. “I wanted to write about people losing loved ones and dealing with health issues and grown children. I found this wonderful avenue through Netflix where there were no ratings restrictions and they were totally supportive. I could write without looking over my shoulder.”
The series explores the lives of Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas), a former actor and current acting coach, and Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin), his agent. They are two aging friends who take on the world that revolves around “staying young.”
Lorre wants no misunderstanding of the Kominsky character. “I didn’t want to make fun of acting. I wanted to tell a story about a man who loves his craft,” Lorre said. “He loves the art of it, and he is a good teacher despite his character flaws, which are many.”
You can watch all eight episodes of The Kominsky Method on Netflix. There is no news as of yet for a second season.