Aziz Ansari is one of the biggest comedians in the world. I’ve never been a big fan of his stand-up, but I enjoyed him on Parks & Rec. I heard great things about his new show, Master of None, from friends and critics alike. I gave it a shot and fell in love fairly quickly. From the first scene, and few lines of dialogue, I knew this show was for me. The characters are smart, hilarious and real. All of the individuals populating this world feel fleshed out and human. Dev, our main character, played by Aziz, is much more developed than his character on Parks & Rec. All of the friends that surround him are diverse and weird. The stories are simple and extremely relatable. Buying Plan B, dealing with annoying parents, relationships, growing up and uncertainty. The second episode ‘Parents’ is an immediate highlight and any first generation young person will relate to the story. What makes it better is that Aziz actually uses his real parents for the show (his dad is actually hilarious). I loved ‘Mornings,’ the show’s ninth episode. It runs through the peaks and valleys of a typical relationship almost perfectly.
The show is funny, thoughtful and ridiculous at times. One of the best things I’ve seen all year and I’m already waiting eagerly for a season two.