Apparently, 2019 is the year of The Kominsky Method (???)
"Netflix, Netflix, Netflix. Netflix, Netflix, Netflix." That was an actual part of producer extraordinaire Chuck Lorre's acceptance speech after The Kominsky Method picked up a Golden Globe for Best Television Series -- Musical or Comedy, and he has a point. The sheer ubiquity of Netflix has gathered enough inertia to perform a kind of alchemy, turning mundane shows into award-winners. Lorre is better known as the creator of such lowest-common-denominator network hits as Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, and is not exactly a staple at awards shows. Something strange happened at the Golden Globes, though, and it has become clear that 2019 is the year of The Kominsky Method, a comedy about an aging actor, his aging friends, and all their problems with aging. There are pee jokes, obviously, and tax jokes, and death jokes. "Jokes" being used loosely here. Michael Douglas picked up a Globe for his performance as Sandy Kominsky, and given the small number of voters among the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, we can only assume Netflix used some of its spare billions to "convince" the HFPA to make Kominsky the 2019 Golden Globe Awards' biggest surprise.