Today, my recommendation for a series to watch on your television if you are old or planning to get that way.

            The Kominsky Method is an American comedy web television series that paints a surprisingly poignant – if a little paint-by-numbers – portrait of life and aging, elevated by two top-notch performances by acting legends according to Wikipedia.

          Sandy Kominsky, played by Michael Douglas, is an aging acting coach who, years earlier, had a brief moment of success as an actor. Alan Arkin plays his longtime agent and best friend.

          Both men are closing in on 80 years of age and experiencing classic life-changing adventures us older people face.

          Forgetting names comes first, then the word they want to use starts becoming elusive, followed by physical changes most of us in our 70's are starting to understand. It deals with the lighter side of challenges like having an aging romantic partner, losing a loved one and trying to figure out adult children. Simply going to the bathroom can provide challenges plus all those other things that are harder to accomplish as we grow older.

          If you are 70 or more you know of what they speak. If not, you soon will. In any case, these guys are hilarious.

          Recently, The American Film Institute honored the Kominsky Method its' three top awards - Best Series, Leading Actor and Supporting Actor.

          In a disclaimer of sorts if a touch of raw language or adult talk offends you the Kominsky Method might not be for you. It's not awful language, a few bad words are uttered.

          There are 8 shows in each season running just 23 minutes each, so it's perfect for several nights of binge-watching. You will have trouble turning this off.

          Netflix is a streaming service that costs about $10 a month that offers a wide variety of movies, TV shows, and original series. If you like TV it's a bargain!

          If you have a Smart TV all you do is sign up for Netflix. Otherwise, you'll need a device your Internet provider can help you with. Beware: once you get Netflix you will get hooked.

          And, the Kominsky Method is just the tip of the iceberg, but a really funny series, especially if you are in my age range.

          I’m Steve Sauder

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