The Kominsky Method (Season 1) Review

With the camera rolling for half an hour, The Kominsky Method is a show filled with laughter, fun and life’s curveballs— very entertaining, absolutely spectacular, very blunt and different — a must see! Here’s the details:

It’s just the beginning for Sandy Kominsky and his good friend and agent, Norman Newlander, both dealing with the slow old-age difficulties and life’s struggles right from the start. Set in Los Angeles, this stunning city filled with beauty and value for the two friends is just the perfect place for spending their later years and growing old together. Sandy is an acting coach who now runs his own acting school, trying to make a living by teaching young actors (a job that seems to be coming to an end) along with some help from his daughter, Mindy.

Norman depends on his best buddy Sandy more than ever when he loses someone very special to him while also dealing with his daughter’s problems that he just can’t seem to be bothered with since he’s got enough of his own. Sandy, on the other hand, is experiencing some “testy” troubles, which doesn’t stop him from giving the dating thing a go as he wants to give romance a try with one of his students.

Add it onto your list, it’s worth your time! The only thing is, they do talk a lot about health problems and prostate issues. Although that might not be in your area code, there’s something there that’s enjoyable to watch. It shows you what it’s like to get older in a fun way and hey, if you’re in a similar demographic and can relate, I bet it’s even better!

Everyone should have a buddy to talk to about life stuff and be able to joke about it and if you’ve got that person, your life is settled and they’re a keeper.

I loved it and I want more! This show is the best! It is so beautiful to see the nature of life in a TV show with amazing acting! This is my show I like to watch when I’m feeling down because it always makes me laugh out loud and puts me in a better mood. Great acting, great hearts and great drama that can never be replaced.

Thank you, Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas! You’re both a joy to watch and make great teammates.

Grade: A

The Twilight Zone (2019) – Season 1

Created by: Rod Serling

Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller 

Based on the original series (1959-1964) 

Original release date: April 1, 2019

9/10 – I didn’t know what to expect, but it’s sooo damn good! 

I want to start off by saying I think it’s fantastic that they kept the intro modern but yet still classy like the original. The original Twilight Zone series is a black and white classic that will never be forgotten. Any fan knows they were great! It’s the way the show starts with the intro, the show makes you think and the plots are just perfect. I have watched quite a few of the original series episodes and when I see the black and white style I still enjoy them to this day. 

Here it is 2019 and the new reboot of the Twilight Zone still has it going on!

Actors are on point = Check

It’s entertaining = Check

Tickles your brain (just the right amount) = Check 

And this is why I love it! 

It’s been 60 years since the original series began and here we are in the Twilight Zone, all over again. Every episode I’ve watched so far is unique, it’s up to date with our freaky modern universe and it’s really awesome. So, what is the Twilight Zone all about?  Every episode is a new story with different characters and fresh actors in the new era. Many of the episodes draw inspiration from storylines in the original series. 

Just like the intro says:

“This is the dimension of imagination. 

It is an area which we call . . . the Twilight Zone.”

I escaped into the 2019 reboot of the Twilight Zone and I can’t wait for more! Check it out and make sure you put your phone away so you can pay attention to what’s going on! 

Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse

Genre: Comedy Series

Company: Mattel

Years: 2012 – 2015 

Kids’ Animation 

My review rating: 8/10

It was very early in the morning, I couldn’t sleep and I thought I would browse through Netflix to see what’s new and interesting, in search for something different than I normally look for. This is how I stumbled across Barbie’s TV show. I chose to check it out because I had lots of Barbie material as a kid. I loved Barbie in my younger days. I got my sister’s old Barbie hand-me-downs, and I loved collecting my own toys and accessories. I would even leave some in the box to collect dust and hope to be worth money some day. Barbie and I go way back, so I thought it would be cool to see what’s changed and different in Barbie’s world. 

This animated series is all about Barbie’s world in her dream house. Barbie lives with her siblings and pets. Her friends often come over to chill out. One of her friends is always trying to make her life miserable so she can be the centre of attention.  Barbie covers almost everything in this TV series. She’s still in love with Ken after all these years, living the beach life, going to parties and hanging out with her family. Barbie still lives in a perfect world. She is an easy-going, joyful girl, with a positive attitude who has done it all and is apparently good at everything. It kinda reminds me of a cartoon version of The Real Housewives. 

It’s funny, sassy, full of interesting drama, fun and surprisingly enjoyable to watch! I see more good than bad when it comes to this show and here’s why.  In fact I feel like there are quite a few things to appreciate in this show. There are things to think about, lessons to learn from, and this show can be looked at as educational. 

Positive – I really like how Barbie’s family sticks together, solving problems as a team and finding solutions together. Nothing ever gets in the way of Barbie’s goals – she is always going for it. This show is empowering to young girls. Barbie has always been like that, she has had a variety of jobs over all these years! That is a real great attitude. Girls are computer programmers, have an interest in building things, making robots and playing sports. How wicked is that!? There is a lot of technology in this show and in today’s society we can all relate to technology because it’s all around us, everywhere. 

Negative  – I don’t like how Closet is so bossy and weirdly particular. And at times, Barbie can be a bit much, but we can all be sometimes. There are also body image issues. That is a big concern for me and I hope one day Mattel will make figures with different body shapes instead of just one type. Barbie and her friends all have the same body type, and it shouldn’t be that way. I noticed in the episodes I watched that there are no characters with a different body type and that’s not fair. The same goes for Ken and Ryan, it’s not the right message for girls or boys. It is important for children to feel good about themselves as they are growing up and seeing unrealistic body types is not healthy.

Of course there is commercialism, but we are surrounded by commercials everyday.  Some people really hate it and believe it encourages kids to beg their parents to buy them the products, but it is a parent’s responsibility to lay the rules out right. I honestly think it’s cool to see the products in the show before purchasing. That’s the way it’s always been – Barbie always wants more, what do you expect?

This show depicts a successful Barbie who has been around for awhile. 

Who cares what age you are? If you like it, don’t be ashamed to be a Barbie fan! 

She’s just a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world – life in plastic, it’s fantastic (literally).