I wrote about season one of Master of None after its debut; in its first season,this show had already established itself as one of television’s best, most exciting, new shows. In its second season, Master of None continues to be one of the most thoughtful and insightful shows on TV. Between its larger story about the life of lead character Dev (Aziz Ansari) is an attention to characters on the periphery, to stories that we haven’t seen much of in our popular culture. The intellectual curiosity on display here allows the show to create vivid portraits of characters both big and small.
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I’ve had the opportunity to watch a lot of stuff this November and I wanted to give a quick roundup on it all, particularly since it’s been quite good for the most part. So, here are my quick takes, in no particular order: Continue reading “Roundup: What I’ve Been Watching in November 2015” →
In what seems like a dream matchup of content, creator, and service, Aziz Ansari will be toplining a comedy series for Netflix according to Deadline. Aziz Ansari has been a rising star for years and was frequently one of the best parts about the recently ended Parks and Recreation. So, it’s very exciting to hear that Ansari will once again be working with the same writers on this new show.
This is also seems like a fantastic fit because of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the other big live-action sitcom series that Netflix premiered earlier this year. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was created for NBC, the same network that Parks and Rec was on, and created by Tina Fey, who of course is good friends with Amy Poehler. I guess what I’m trying to say is, the people involved in these two shows are very much in the same circles, and the two shows could make for very prime companion shows (granted that that concept is relatively meaningless on a platform like Netflix), and if this Ansari show is anything close to the quality of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I’m excited.