Kominsky Method - anyone watching on Netflix? Season spoilers allowed

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  1. wprager

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    Loved it. Episodes felt very short, like little web casts. excellent writing and acting - hard to believe the female lead once played opposite Mike Myers (So, I Married an Axe Murderer).
     
  2. astrohip

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    Finished last night. Add me to the "loved it" list. Alan Arkin knocked it out of the park. Superb performance. Michael Douglas was also good; this was a perfect role for him. The female costars were great, really well cast. Nancy Travis is always good, one of the more under-rated actors around. I've liked Sarah Baker since Go On. Even the ghost of Eileen, Susan Sullivan, is perfect for the role. Lisa Edelstein plays a great "disappointment to her father".

    The short episodes help. This is the kind of story where 20-25 minutes is just enough. Even if you binge, the shorter segments keep it moving.

    Alan Arkin is 84! :eek:

    We finally got a Chuck Lorre vanity card, at the very end.



    [Aside: I don't watch much Netflix, as I spend most of my time in a location without a broadband Internet connection :(. I tried something new: Turns out many of Netflix's series are available for download. So when I had a hi-speed connection, I downloaded the episodes to a tablet. Hooked up a Chromecast to my TV, and cast from tablet to TV. Worked!]
     
  3. wprager

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    Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle) is 78.

    [aside: there is a limit to the number of items you can download. It's one of the ways I try to keep my 16 year old from watching Netflix all night on a school night.]
     
  4. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    At one time, or over a period of time?

    I dl'ed the last three eps of KM, and the Springsteen on Broadway movie. No issues, but that wasn't that much.

    Disappointed in the Springsteen show, and I'm a big fan.
     
  5. wprager

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    Maybe it behaves differently in the US, or maybe rules have changed. I see now they allow 100 downloads per device (but there are also limits how many items you can have across all devices and how long you can keep them). But when we first got the feature I remember an error message stating that I could not download any more (when I had nothing downloaded) because of too many downloads (and I don't think my daughter had 100 items downloaded on her 8Gb phone or her 16Gb tablet).
     
  6. Steveknj

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    I've done the same thing. Helps while waiting at an airport or in flight with no free internet. Interestingly, my last hotel room (a Marriott) had Netflix, Hulu and a few other services built into the hotel's menu system so that I could log into Netflix with my account and watch what I wanted. No external gadgets needed. They mentioned that when you check out, they reset Netflix so that your account info is gone. I didn't trust it, so I just logged out when done.
     
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  7. wouldworker

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    Besides the per-device limit (which is so high that I've never run into it) you are limited in the number of devices which can have downloads on them at the same time. Basic can have downloads on only 1 device, Standard can have downloads on 2 devices, Premium can have downloads on 4 devices.
     
  8. astrohip

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    Big big wins last night at the GG for KM. Pleasantly surprised.
     
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  9. astrohip

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    The Kominsky Method Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

     
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  10. wprager

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    Can't wait!
     
  11. Bierboy

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    Are you employed by Netfilx? This sounds like a press release...

    :D
     
  12. MikeekiM

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    I have gotten through 3 episodes and put me in the category of "liking it" so far... I have not moved over to "loving it" yet... I'll give it a chance though...

    I am coming off of rewatching GoT and binging Handmaid's Tale...both are such epic writing and acting... It is hard for me to transition to a comedy...
     
  13. astrohip

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    Edited to make it clear it *is* a press release...

    I'm too old to work for Netflix. I imagine the average age there is... half mine. :rolleyes::D
     
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    O/T but age is probably a small factor of whether or not someone will have the appetite to work there. From a WSJ article (unfortunately behind a paywall) it’s a company that brags about having the best people and makes no apologies for being very aggressive in weeding out people who are less than excellent. So yes being young is probably helpful in keeping up that pace for a while, but I’m sure there are plenty of young people who do not want to work in that kind of cutthroat environment and many more, ummmm, mature people who thrive in it.

    At Netflix, Radical Transparency and Blunt Firings Unsettle the Ranks
     
  15. Pokemon_Dad

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    That's a good joke for some of the companies here, but not necessarily for Netflix. I don't know the average age but the median age seems higher. I know a retired senior computer scientist/architect who has been recruited to work there, and on my visits I've noticed others of a certain age as well. I also know fresh new graduates working there, and mid-level middle aged managers. It's quite a range. Only problem is, you'd have to move here and spend many times more on housing and other living expenses. Nevermind.
     
  16. wprager

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    That joke was a nod to the pilot, want it?
     
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  17. Steveknj

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    Pretty much like most other companies.
     
  18. Pokemon_Dad

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    But not like companies here being sued for age discrimination. <<Cough, Google, cough cough>>
     
  19. nirisahn

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    I love this show.
     
  20. sushikitten

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    Just started this. We tried Riverdale and couldn't get past 20 minutes. This is more our speed.
     
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