Netflix wrote:Meet Dev (Aziz Ansari), 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.
I know there's a few people watching in the Netflix thread, but this really needs it's own thread because it's amazing and it deserves more exposure. It's fantastically written, and it seems pretty smartly shot for a sitcom, which is unusual (it's the first comedy show I've seen that's shot in cinema-style widescreen, which helps)
Also it's got Aziz' actual parents in playing his character's parents, which is utterly brilliant (and the parent-focused episode actually manages to be pretty emotive as well as hilarious).
Seriously, go watch the first episode on Netflix and get back to me.
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Started on this last night and ended up watching the first 7 episodes, really enjoying it. I think the first time I saw Aziz was in Scrubs season 8 and I've been a fan of him since then. The relationship between him and Rachel is nice, and there're some funny moments throughout. The chicken moment in the parents episode managed to tow the line between hilarious and heartbreaking extremely well.
Irene Demova wrote:Glad someone's finally made a sitcom where a highly successful writer and comedian pretends to be unemployed and directionless
It's nice to see such a refreshingly new idea finally given a chance
Isn't he employed in some way or another for most of the show? Adverts/voiceovers/film extras/etc
You might not think it's that unique a premise but it's easily one of the best written, and it draws a lot from personal experiences he's spoken about in his stand-up, so it's still semi-autobiographical. And it's "refreshing" in a multitude of other ways.
I gave up on season 2. Me and my Mrs both quite liked S1 but 2 didn't grab us at all. The stuff in Italy was just irritating and Aziz has this horrible arrogance these days that I can't really enjoy anymore. I'll stick to him in Parks and Recreation. I get the impression he thinks he's some genius writer.
As for the Louie comparison, I don't really see it. Both are very different with one being excellent.
How are they very different? Both semi-autobiographical shows about working/dating/growing-up/living in New York, both flit between being a comedy and not a comedy at all, both have experimental elements to them. Louie is on another planet in terms of quality, mind you. Not that I'm not a fan of Master of None. Saying you don't see the comparison is a bit odd.
I absolutely adored Master of None. Watched it though on my own, then again with my daughter. It's a masterpiece in television comedy. We've now went back and started watching Parks & Rec as it has so many people we love in it, yet we'd never seen it.