If you haven’t already seen this show, the entire first season is on Netflix right now and you can finish it in a day…you have no excuse.
Now on to Master of None,
Written and created by Aziz Ansari, Master of None is a comedic portrayal of Ansari’s life as he plays the struggling actor Dev Shah.
Ansari has written an incredible portrayal of modern life in America, not only for a Millennial like myself,
But also the struggles of being a person of color in our society,
But honestly, who am I to talk about the struggles of being a minority in this country? I’m a straight, white guy…pretty much all I can do is apologize…
But white guilt aside, I love Masters of None. Aziz Ansari is hilarious while remaining very honest about his perception of the world around him.
Many only know Ansari from his time on Parks and Recreation or his multiple stand-up specials on Netflix and HBO, and are rebuffed by his loud, narcissistic persona he has created.
If you are one of these people, I highly recommend you put aside and preconceptions you have of Ansari and give Master of None a try.
While there are fun, goofy parts of the show that highlight the humor that has helped Ansari create a career, it also deals with much larger, controversial issues that a happier show like Parks and Rec would never broach.
Donald Glover compared it to his show Atlanta, adding that, “I’m not an optimistic guy. I feel like you watch Master of None and it’s a very optimistic look at millennialism, [but] I’m pessimistic about it. I feel like we kind of fucked up.”(source)
And while Glover is right, this show is undoubtedly more optimistic than Atlanta,
That does not take away from the honest portrayal of like for a Millennial trying to get their life together.