I have come to learn that I am obsessed with simple, classic pieces of work. I appreciate well timed humour – awkward or not. Master of None is a perfect example of this.
Creators Aziz Ansari and Alan Young clearly possess the ability to capture the essence of many of life’s expected journeys. They expose the reality of certain circumstances that people tend to idealize. Whether it be the freedom and loneliness associated with singlehood, the joys and responsibilities of parenthood, or the allure and distress of life as an actor, this show depicts both the good and the bad.
Aziz takes on the lead role of Dev, an actor who is best known for his work in a Go-Gurt commercial. His character is introduced well in the first episode of the series. He cleverly illustrates the reality of parenthood, capturing everything from the outright beautiful to the absolutely disgusting. Being an aunt or uncle seems pretty attractive at this point.
Besides its top-notch soundtrack, the most striking characteristic of this show is its sincerity. If you’re looking for an Instagram-filtered version of reality, you’re not going to find it here. On the other hand, if you’re seeking a show that exhibits genuine, entertaining, drab, and lovely aspects of life, Master of None is a worthy choice.