5 Reasons I Loved Master Of None
I’m sure most of us have, by now, heard of this wonderful new Netflix show by the talented Aziz Ansari called ‘Master of None’. As a young Indian who’s all too familiar with the stereotypes, I binged-watched the whole damn thing and I must say I fucking loved it. Apart from the obvious reason of why I could relate to it so much, here are 5 reasons why I think it could one of the best shows of 2016 (Netflix is killing it btw)
1. Racism exists but USA might be a bit misunderstood :
Sure, casual racism exists but it’s everywhere. Aziz’s character Dev faces quite a bit of racism in the show but makes it through more or less unscathed. However, the majority of the situations he encounters has more to do with him expecting to face racism but never actually facing it. And the show pretty much demonstrates that the people’s mindset towards minorities are actually changing for the better so bang-on in terms of a realistic show.
2. Not overdoing the ‘Asian parents’ schtick :
In episode 2, the parents of Dev (Indians) and his friend’s dad (another Asian) make an appearance. I was hoping desperately that they don’t actually overdo the part where the Asian parents lord over you and are brutally unimpressed with anything you do. In other words, y’know, the usual Strict Asian Parents gig.
As it turned out, that part was really well done without being too in-your-face and gimmicky. Kudos also to the actors who played the parents.
3. Auditions can be a real bitch :
I don’t think I need to get into the details of this one. Watch the show.
In other words, no cheap laughs. And no fucking gag reels. Just good ole’ fashioned humour. Aziz does a tremendous job of being a funny yet quick witted Indian dude in the States and plays the part perfectly. No ex
Ok, let’s get to the ending cuz this show isn’t only about racial stereotypes or plain comedy.
The final 2 episodes have quite a few serious and heart-breaking moments and the chemistry between Dev and Rachel is off the charts.
As Orson Wells once said, ‘If you want a happy ending, that depends of course on where you stop the story’.
9/10 for Master of None, folks.