A new series hit Netflix back in Nov., but this one wasn’t met with huge watch parties or all night binges. When “Master of None” was released, there was a quiet, small, audience that sat down and watched, and told their friends. That word of mouth four months later has led here. One of the best shows on Netflix has been right under your nose since Christmas.
“Master of None” is the brainchild of Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari, the latter of whom also stars. Both men are probably best known for their work together on the series “Parks and Rec” where Yang worked as a writer and director on several episodes, and Ansari starred as entrepreneur Tom Haverford. Together, both men co-wrote seven of the first season’s 10 episodes.
Ansari’s patented form of high energy and offbeat humor from “Parks and Rec” returns. “Master of None” follows Ansari as Dev Shah, an actor who has finally worked his way up from commercials to his first film role in the awful movie, “The Sickening.” Episodes follow Shah’s everyday life and the weirdness that comes with living in New York, the struggles of being an actor who hasn’t yet made a name for himself, and the difficulties of trying to maintain a healthy relationship.
It’s easy to compare “Master of None” to “Louie,” and in a lot of ways they are similar. They are both shows by comedians that follow a vague and hilarious portrait of their own lives. “Master of None” is different because it follows a man in his 30’s. He doesn’t have kids, he doesn’t know what he wants to do, and he’s just starting to question himself. In case you didn’t realize, this show is perfect for college students, especially seniors.
Overall, “Master of None” offers Netflix something it doesn’t have, a show that’s currently relevant. This is one show that almost everyone with a Netflix account can find something to relate to. Right now, “Master of None” is a classic that will only get finer, and more popular, with age.