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 »
Man, why'd you drag me to a work party?
'Cause you're my buddy. You're my friend. I want you to meet my coworkers.
Oh, that's nice.
Yeah, plus there's this girl here I'm trying to get with and if I showed up by myself, that'd seem kind of lame.
Uh-huh, I get that.
And I asked a bunch of other people to come, they said no.
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The realness of this show is what hit me the most. It's labeled as comedy and that's certainly the first hook. Aziz Ansari is a good comedian, and I recommend his stand-up.
But it's as much the comedy as the sad moments in this show (and the excellent music sprinkled throughout) that make it special.
It's a show that feels so real and unscripted at times that I find myself having flashbacks and experiencing raw feelings as they are being evoked from some hidden depths of my own memory, of things that have happened.
I am convinced great comedians have this ability of brutal honesty that goes beyond the funny, it touches the true core of what being a human is, and how culture and society intermingle to form a person.
Aziz and the writers of this show have shown to possess this quality.
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