Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; "Earnest 'Earn' Marks," an ambitious college drop-out and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.
Brian Tyree Henry,
Dev is a 30 year-old actor, living in New York City. His life goes by in a humorous, yet meaningful sequence of events. Everything he does is usually related to hanging out with his three friends, finding a relationship, or getting ahead in his career.
Many jokes in the series were written by the late Harris Wittels, such as the "turtle in the briefcase" text and the Eminem debate. See more »
Aziz Ansari's character's name is Dev Shah and yet he is shown speaking Tamil in the childhood shots. It is not entirely out of the realm of the possible for a 'Shah' to live in Tamil Nadu but it is a stretch that they would talk Tamil at home and address their grandfather as 'Thatha'. People with the surname Shah are usually from Gujarat and speak Gujarati. See more »
Long term relationships are tough. You can't just expect a big, roaring fire right away, right? You know, you can't put the big logs in first. You start with the small stuff. Kindling, all right? Then you add that, *then* you put in the big logs and *then* you have a roaring fire. And that's a good relationship. But be careful, sometimes kindling is hard to find, you know? Good wood. So, don't take it for granted.
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Master of None is the story of 30-something Dev, played by Aziz. It's a bit like 'Louie' for a generation that is not yet convinced that the world is a shitty and sad place. A generation that is being told it can do an be anything but has no idea what or who that is. It's a show that tries to leave out most of the usual banalities and predictable entanglements but to tell stories that feel real, unscripted almost.
To tell stories of relationships that fail or never even got a chance to do so. It's a show that tackles some of the big issues of the American society without taking itself to seriously, without pointing fingers.
If John Oliver would make a TV Series it would probably look like Master of None. It makes you think without being demanding and it makes you laugh without trying to hard to be hilarious.
It's definitely my favorite comedy show right now. It hits the right tone. It's not as shrill as Netflix's Kimmy Schmidt and not as predictable as most of the other comedy shows.
Good job, Netflix. Good job, Aziz. Looking forward to SE2.
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