The first season of this series was good but after waiting for a year and a half for the second season to come out, it kind of fell off my radar. This is probably the reason many people have a hard time following series and love binge watching. The second season, however, was excellent and more than made up for the wait.
This week’s recommendation is Master of None, which is loosely based on the life of Aziz Ansari. The main character Dev is a second-generation Indian, 30-year-old, struggling actor trying to make his way in New York. The series follows his professional and personal life while provides a refreshingly honest perspective of minorities’ struggle with their sexual, gender, national, and religious identities in America.
While Aziz Ansari is not my favorite comedian, his work on and off the screen, as well as co-creator Alan Yang’s input make the show feel very natural. So natural in fact that is almost feels like a documentary, thought definitely not filmed in the documentary style. The cinematography adds a lot to the show and helps guide the narrative of each episode in a style very reminiscent of film.
Check out a few of our favorite episode on Netflix now and enjoy watching the show. IMDB gives it an 8.3/10.
S1E2 “Parents”, S2E2 “Le Nozze”, S2E3 “Religion”, S2E8 “Thanksgiving”