- Netflix’s new series “The Kominsky Method” was nominated for three Golden Globes on Thursday, including best comedy series.
- The show has been a bit under the radar until now.
- Critics gave it a 78% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but it has a much-better 96% audience score.
Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method,” starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, hasn’t had much buzz since its release, but it just got a big boost from the Golden Globes.
The new series, which debuted last month on the streaming giant, snagged three nominations on Thursday, including best comedy series, best actor in a comedy (Douglas), and best supporting actor (Arkin). The show is one of the the most under-the-radar ones nominated this year.
In the comedy category, it will go up against last year’s winner, Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; HBO’s “Barry”; NBC’s “The Good Place”; and Showtime’s “Kidding,” starring Jim Carrey.
Netflix describes the series like this: “Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older.”
Critics were lukewarm about the show when it premiered, giving it a 78% Rotten Tomatoes critic score. Those who did like it praised the acting of Douglas and Arkin, two giants in the industry.
“Seeing these two Oscar-winning actors play off each other is like an acting workshop in itself,” Jana Monji wrote for RogerEbert.com.
Viewers who have seen it have been more enthusiastic than critics, and the show currently has a 96% audience score from over 100 user ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
But at the Golden Globes, it will be hard to beat the defending champ “Maisel” and “Barry,” which took home acting Emmys for Bill Hader and Henry Winkler earlier this year.