35 best new Netflix movies and shows to watch in October 2019

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) - Breaking Bad _ Season 5, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC
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The Kominsky Method season 2, Netflix
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13. The Kominsky Method

Season: 2

Created By: Chuck Lorre

Starring: Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker, Nancy Travis

Release Date: Friday, Oct. 25

With the addition of more and more content and major stars on Netflix, the streaming giant’s shows are becoming frontunners at the big award shows. Some of the streamer’s original shows have even won the top honors, and they aren’t showing signs of slowing down one bit. Last year, CBS sitcom veteran Chuck Lorre debuted The Kominsky Method, his latest offering at Netflix following Disjointed, and it quickly snagged two award wins. Its latest season is one of the month’s best new releases.

Michael Douglas stars in The Kominsky Method as the titular Sandy Kominsky, a one-time movie star who repurposed his fame into becoming Hollywood’s top acting coach. Fellow Academy Award winner Alan Arkin stars as Norman Newlander, Sandy’s friend and agent, and together the pair navigate their path through an industry that favors youth more anything else. In season 2, Sandy bonds with his daughter Mindy’s (Sarah Baker) older boyfriend (Paul Reiser), while Norman reconnects with a former flame (Jane Seymour).

The Kominsky Method received critical acclaim upon release, holding an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The series followed up its acclaim with two Golden Globe wins — Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Michael Douglas — and three Emmy Award nominations. The series features guest stars like Jay Leno, Patti LaBelle, Corbin Bernsen, Elliott Gould and others. There’s still time to catch up on the first season’s eight episodes and become acquainted with The Kominsky Method before season 2’s episodes make their premiere at the end of the month.