Master of None

Master of None

Season One

DVD - 2017
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Dev is a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and personal, Dev's story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (2 hr., 30 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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DPLbrian
May 12, 2018

Though perhaps a bit too generous of a comparison, Master of None is somewhat of a more modern Seinfeld. We follow a comedian, Aziz Ansari, on his humorous life in NYC. It does rely a bit more heavily on romance than its predecessor, but doesn't forget that it is primarily a comedy. The other major difference is the main focus on Aziz Ansari, rather than sharing the spotlight like Seinfeld did with George, Elaine, and Kramer.

If you're a fan of Seinfeld, Modern sitcoms targeted to Millennials, or of Aziz Ansari himself, definitely give this a shot.

PimaLib_NormS Feb 07, 2018

Ah, it figures. I was in the middle of Al Franken’s book when the news broke about his bad behavior. This time, I finally get around to watching Season 1 of “Master of None” and guess what happens? Yep, Aziz Ansari gets put in the spotlight for being some sort of creep, or for having a bad date, or . . . something. And, once again, I’m presented with a dilemma: Is it okay to enjoy and praise the work of someone who apparently does not know how to behave appropriately? If Aziz Ansari is a bad guy, I do not want to be praising him. But the fact is, I did enjoy “Master of None”. I thought it was funny, at times poignant, and, dare I say, occasionally thought provoking. Ansari’s character, Dev, is the focus of the show, but the supporting cast brings a quite lot to the table, as well. I believe there is a lot to like about “Master of None”; I just could not ignore the recent headlines. When Dev was in a dating situation, I wondered if what I was watching was perhaps a sanitized version of Aziz Ansari’s alleged slimy real life. I’ll never know for sure, however, what I do know is that Season 1 of “Master of None” is good TV.

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duanetucker
Jan 16, 2018

In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king. If there were minus stars, this pathetic excuse for comedy would rate at least five.

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Robertmclaren
Sep 06, 2017

For this "comedy" you will need a strong stimulant. It is completely unfunny, superfluous millennial nonsense masquerading as comedy. Such equine feces the likes I have never seen. And I've been too alot of stables. The other comments are ignorant and apparently come from some very boring people. Ta ta!!!

JCLStefanieE Jul 15, 2017

The boundary-breaking comedy set in New York and written and starring Aziz Ansari is worth your time. The characters introduced are funny and endearing, the soundtrack adds depth to the episodes, and Aziz Ansari is brilliant as writer and player.

VaughanPLAlyssia Jun 14, 2017

Technically a comedy but also a razor-sharp commentary on current social issues. The acting and dialogue are super stilted, which would be a problem if the show wasn’t so smart and on point. The episodes feel more like think pieces than a traditional sitcom, but in a way that’s still entertaining and hilarious. It also offers a fresh perspective on modern life, from a viewpoint we don’t normally see. As a child of immigrants myself, there were SO many moments that I recognized from my own life that I didn’t even realize I never see in media. Even the small, less serious scenes resonated with how accurately they represent my and my peers’ lives. The scene where Dev and Arnold try to decide what to eat, then research every taco place in the city and end up getting there too late? I’ve literally done that. Such a well done, low-key show.

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SarahDormat
May 18, 2017

Contrary to what most sitcoms set in NYC will show you, New York is not an island full of 8 million, white, rich people. Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang have written a show that humorously tackles huge topics such as religion, relationships, sexual assault, mid-life crises, and aging parents... and mostly from the perspective of a minority living in a wonderful but overwhelming city. I cannot recommend this one enough!

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TSCPL_Anna
May 07, 2017

I didn't expect it to take me 20 minutes to recover from finishing a comedy, but it did.
Master of None is genius. It's funny like you'd expect a comedy to be with the added twist of addressing a heck of a lot of current societal issues: a woman's bad night at the bar vs. a man's bad night at the bar, dating now versus dating back in the 40s (fans of Aziz's nonfiction piece Modern Romance will appreciate the episode "Old People"), why can't there be more than one Indian guy in a popular tv show, and soooo much more.
If you want more than just a cliche, dumb comedy, this piece if for you. If you love Aziz's standup, this piece is for you. If you like when shows get edgy and personal with politics and other social issues, this piece is for you.

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