First thing’s first, I am not one of those die hard Aziz Ansari fans. I enjoyed Tom Haverford on Parks and Rec Treat YoSelf ! I honestly do not care for his stand up at all, it is too much energy with jumping around the stage and making mediocre jokes all around. However, I am a huge fan of Dev Shah, Aziz’ character in Master of None which in my personal opinion is THE BEST SHOW ON NETFLIX. Yes, I said it. I planted my foot and I made the bold statement to surpass all the amazing Marvel shows and even Love, by giving the title of Best Netflix Show to Master of None. You can argue with me all you want, but it does not matter what you say, Master of None is one of my favorite series of all time and here is why.
Master of None has a basic premise, we as the viewer follow the everyday life of a semi-struggling Indian actor, Dev, who tries to find work, manage relationships and his love life, while also maintaining his own level of mental stability. There are very few immense, grandios, moments. It is just Dev trying to find his way in life living in New York and briefly Modena, Italy. Beyond his own life, the show explores the dynamic of friendships, coworker relations, and family struggles, and I can’t think of any other show that can portray these topics with as much heartwarming seriousness AND laugh out loud hilarity. There are so many beautiful underlying messages to each episode that truly take deep thought and reflection to fully comprehend, yet with a show as funny as Master of None, you typically wouldn’t expect to be contemplating the sub layered meanings behind everything that goes on in each episode, hours and days after watching.
I don’t plan on going into any spoiler territory here with plot reveals, but both seasons represent the everyday struggle of a guy just trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life. Very rarely do I feel personally connected to a series, but Master of None, truly hits home, especially being a mid 20 something struggling to find where I fit in this world, what I want to do with my life, where I want to be in life and who I want to share it with. I honestly think if you are in you 20s or just at a point in life where you really aren’t sure of what to come, this show will speak bounds to you. Beyond my own life connections I made with this brilliant show, the incredible acting, settings, dialogues, and jokes are worth a watch in their own right. On top of all of that, each scene is beautifully shot, with some episodes being absolute pieces of art. I could not recommend this show more and I anxiously await for the third season.
Master of None Season 2:
5 Heart Churning WoodChippers out of 5
(You’ll understand when you watch)