When two Oscar winners are cast together in a finely crafted show, magic is bound to happen. And this is exactly what happened when Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin joined forces for the Netflix original comedy, ‘The Kominsky Method‘. Douglas’ character, Sandy Kominsky, is the protagonist of the show. He is an aging acting coach based out of Los Angeles. His close friend and agent is Norman Newlander (Arkin). The two of them understand that they are getting too old for the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, but still, hold on to their charm and the will to enjoy life to the fullest. They keep making each other laugh as they navigate through life in the City of Angels.
The series received immense praise from critics and even won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Douglas was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy. If you enjoyed watching this series and are looking for more such funny, entertaining shows, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘The Kominsky Method’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘The Kominsky Method’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
7. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2015-2016)
Denis Leary is the creator and lead actor of this series, which is about an English rock band that has been out of the spotlight for a long time. The character Leary plays is called Johnny Rock. He was the lead singer of the band during their prime. His daughter, Gigi, decides to revive the band once again. But the major challenge that the band faces is that Gigi does not want her father to reprise the role of lead singer as she wants to do it herself. The story depicts how these veterans, whose days of fame are already behind them, match up to the intensity of a young vocalist and once again try to revive their dream. The show received mixed reviews from critics and was canceled after two seasons.
6. Louie (2010-2015)
‘Louie’ is a show based on the life of the famous American comedian, Louis C.K. Though now disgraced after his cases of serial sexual misconducts came to light, during his prime, C.K. was a master of his craft. The lead character of the show is just like Louis, albeit not as successful. He is a divorced father of two daughters and is finding it really hard to balance his life as a single parent along with being a stand-up comedian. The series also features a number of stand-up routines which Louie performs inside comedy clubs. Unlike the general stand-up shows that we see, the bits here are shot from the audience’s perspective. Each episode serves as a standalone story despite sometimes there being over-arching plot points. The show is shot like an independent movie, and this has led many viewers to compare it to the films written and directed by Woody Allen. The series received widespread critical acclaim as well.