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Master of None Online

Master of None  Online
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Master of None
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TV Series / Comedy
Cast :
Aziz Ansari,Eric Wareheim,Lena Waithe
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The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York.

Master of None Online

Dev is a 30 year-old actor, living in New York City. His life goes by in a humorous, yet meaningful sequence of events. Everything he does is usually related to hanging out with his three friends, finding a relationship, or getting ahead in his career.
Series cast summary:
Aziz Ansari Aziz Ansari - Dev 20 episodes, 2015-2017
Eric Wareheim Eric Wareheim - Arnold 14 episodes, 2015-2017
Lena Waithe Lena Waithe - Denise 10 episodes, 2015-2017

Aziz Ansari searched for two Indian actors to play his parents, but was unable to find anyone suitable for the roles, and eventually cast his real life parents, who are not actors.

Like his character, Aziz also interned for Nickelodeon in his early 20s.

Many jokes in the series were written by the late Harris Wittels, such as the "turtle in the briefcase" text and the Eminem debate.

Ansari's brother, Aniz, was a staff writer on the series.

One of the few television series presented in the "CinemaScope" 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Aziz Ansari stated several aspect ratios were tested when developing the series, and he found the widescreen ratio to be the most dynamic.

The title of the series refers to the common figure of speech, "jack of all trades, master of none," which refers to a person who dabbles in many skills rather than focusing on expertise in one.

The show was almost titled "A Little Lost" after the song by Arthur Russel. The song plays in episode 9 and is said to be Dev's theme song.

Of the first five words in the series, four of them are "fuck."

Sylvia Plath wrote the great poem from season 1, episode 10.

In addition to being part of a common saying, the show's title also alludes to the song "Master of None" by Beach House, featured in episode 3 of the first season.

When Dev mentions the name Darwish while talking about selling tractors it is most likely a reference to Aziz's actual cousin Darwish that he has based some of his stand up routines on

Many of the topics mentioned in the series are a regular in Ansari's stand-up shows.

Aziz Ansari, H. Jon Benjamin, and Todd Barry have worked together on Bob's Burgers and Human Giant. H. Jon Benjamin also did a guest spot on Parks and Recreation where Ansari was a series regular.

In episode 5, "The Other Man," Colin Simon's domino display was arranged by the 'Domino Wizard' Bob Speca, who pioneered domino toppling.

Incidentally, his parent's stories in the show are based on real life. It was said that his in his mother's first day in the USA, she said that she had only known his father for a week and when he was at work (as a doctor), she just sat on the couch and cried that night.

User reviews



Usually I would never go out and actually make the bold move of writing my opinion, let alone writing a review, but for this one I had to seeing how so many people are shrugging the show off for being "bland comedy".

Frankly the show is much more than just a comedy, its more of an emotional roller-coaster. It takes different real life situation and problems and introduces them to the viewers in the a more comical way. That is what good comedians do, they are able to integrate real life with a comical twist and Aziz Ansari has not failed to do so.

There are a few down points here and there, like the seemingly half hearted acting of his parents, but give them credit since they are his ACTUAL parents with no acting background.

Long Story Short, This isn't a sit com, this isn't a Modern Family like unreal comedy, its real life situations and stories told through a comedians prospective.
Silly Dog

Silly Dog

The realness of this show is what hit me the most. It's labeled as comedy and that's certainly the first hook. Aziz Ansari is a good comedian, and I recommend his stand-up.

But it's as much the comedy as the sad moments in this show (and the excellent music sprinkled throughout) that make it special.

It's a show that feels so real and unscripted at times that I find myself having flashbacks and experiencing raw feelings as they are being evoked from some hidden depths of my own memory, of things that have happened.

I am convinced great comedians have this ability of brutal honesty that goes beyond the funny, it touches the true core of what being a human is, and how culture and society intermingle to form a person.

Aziz and the writers of this show have shown to possess this quality.


Master of None is a Netflix original TV-series that at first glance looks nothing more than your mediocre story with a single guy trying to find his love of his life. After watching through the first season one can absolutely say that it is more than that, it is funny, romantic, and sad. And goes deeper than most romance themed movies and shows.

Master Of None focuses on Dev (Played by Aziz Anzari), an Indian- American who is in his 30's and is still single. In his journey of finding the perfect girl he continuously turn down girls, always trying to find someone better, all this without knowing that the perfect girl is none existing, but only attainable in the right mindset. Every episode spread his journey out, from dating, social life and work life. While the story might not in itself sound original, the message is bigger than what the eye can see. It is not about his journey, but what he discovers while uncovering it. The story is entertaining, but the message is not really noticed before your good in the season. What I feel is important to address is that every episode is special, one episode will make you laugh, while another might give you the chills when it gets heated. However most of the episodes are somewhat more mixed, giving you a "I really want to laugh, but it might be a little inappropriate" Feel.

Dev is definitely a great protagonist. He is the good guy, always fighting to make the perfect choices, but the cast is bigger. I will definitely say that the cast is spot on, every character feel believable, even the parents to Dev (Who is Aziz actual parents). They do however have some less believable moments, but never anything noteworthy. Rachel (played by Noel Well) is definitely one of my favorite character, she is easily likable, which is important after how much time she uses with Dev. The chemistry between Dev and Rachel feels believable, and exciting, making those Cuddly scenes more entertaining and believable than in other shows and movies.

As said earlier, episodes are different and some of them more emotional filled compared to other who will make you laugh more. It is a nice twist compared to other shows who feels the same every time. It is more believable with episodes that are different in themes. Just like life, Sometimes it is fun, sometimes it's not. You can therefore relate a lot to the show.

Overall, Master of None is a stretched out romantic journey that really doesn't tell something new, but something better. The content is cared for, and feels relate able. The Cinematography is great, and sometimes it is just done perfectly. Master Of None is gonna make you laugh at most, but still make you question both yourself, and our society for the better.


If you enjoyed Parks and Rec, the Office, and 500 Days of Summer, watch this show.

At first I thought this show was going to be just another Netflix things I watched one or two episodes of and then moved on. Then I got hooked. I finished the whole season in just a few days. I liked how short the episodes were. It felt like they cut the fluff and gave the audience the concentrated good stuff.

I almost turned it off after the first episode or two since I wasn't sure if the casting was just bad actors, or if it was on purpose. I'm still unsure, but the season certainly got better as it went along. Props to the production team and film crew who made creative shots and edit.

Great backstories mixed with a brutal dose of comedy makes for a super entertaining show which seems more like real life than fantasy. I felt like so many clever things were done and I could relate so much with Dev, the main character, in his quest for enjoying life yet overcoming first world problems.

All in all, Aziz Ansari is brilliant, engaging, and hilarious.

He deserves high praise for letting the world have glimpse into what a fun yet very real life he lives. Can't wait for more.


I was happy to see Aziz Ansari's new comedy series Master of None was recently released on Netflix. Being a fan of jamming as much of a new show into my life as I can, I immediately tore into the ten episode season. After trying to feel the show out in the first episode, I easily slipped into the next few, catching myself laughing while also being engaged with the show's unique perspectives.

I've been a fan of Aziz for a long time, especially his stand-up and Parks and Recreation. Utilizing his stand-up platform, Aziz has been cultivating and relaying his thoughts and observations of life from the vantage point of the son of Indian immigrants who chose to raise a family in the southern United States. That's not his only vantage point however, as he also sees himself rightfully as any other young American, submersed in today's culture. Something he doesn't take for granted, utilizing it instead of shying away from it, with the results often being amazing, heartfelt comedy. All of which has an incredibly genuine feeling to it, as if Aziz never fully gave up ties to his childhood, instead continuing to let that side of him flourish.

A pop-culture glutton, Aziz often quips about how easily a text message can change the course of your day, how dating and relationships make absolutely no sense, and how we should treat each other better. Master of None is the evolution of these observations, originally perfected on stage, and now presented to us applied to real life situations. The best part about this evolution is the fact that he's not afraid to criticize them, and the show highlights this by offering up multiple view points from a diverse set of characters, often his friends.

Master of None hints at something great, at times still unsure of itself in the best way possible. Continuing to shift perspectives until a universal truth is uncovered connecting us all to the insanity that is our lives in our modern age. Technology, dating, racism, sexuality, consumerism, parenting, and marriage are all examined in less than four episodes, although no real conclusions are made. The show not focusing on lessons, but rather understanding and perspective.

If you're a fan of Louie, I have absolutely no doubt that you'll be interested to give Master of None a real shot. There's something here for almost everyone, if you don't think so, you may be just another voice this project is trying to showcase, all of us.

Personally, the only thing I thought the show was missing was Kanye West.


If you've seen Aziz's latest comedy special this show will not surprise you. In his latest special Aziz was both funny and clever while at other times vulnerable and thoughtful. I would say his humanity, warmth, and huge talent for being funny come out in this show in spades. And as it should since I'm guessing it's only a slightly different version than real events he's gone through on his own. There have been many comparisons to Louie and I would agree that the style of the show is similar but what makes it different is the completely different perspectives that Aziz and Louie have. Even in his stand up there's this boyish charm and innocence that Aziz has and that comes out in this show. Many of the funniest moments are Aziz being boyish and charming. He's not convince all is evil, he still sees the the best in things but is sometimes nagged by pessimism and doubt whereas Louie tends to think everything is crap and is pleasantly surprised when there is humanity left in people. All and all this show is well worth watching if you want something that is mostly funny but also has some poignant and touching moments. I agree that the last 3 or so episodes take a less funny and more drama tone but I don't think that's a bad thing. I felt like this show almost felt like an Aziz diary. He wanted to portray the things he has obviously thought about and bring to light certain social issues that have given him pause. Lastly the supporting cast is awesome. It's nice to see Eric Wareheim actually be funny as the Tim and Eric Awesome Show is pretty awful in my opinion. You got to see him be much more of a human here and be really funny while at times poignant as well. The rest of the supporting cast was great too. Although Claire Danes being in a couple episodes felt a bit odd. Regardless a show worth watching and perfectly worth binging on!


Master of none feels fresh, classy and down to earth but without the bore

The fact that there is an entire episode shown in b/w while paying a contemporary homage to a classic Italian movie, is making me savor every last minute of this elegant yet cozy joint.

Oh and the episode about New York got me real excited as Iv'e simply never seen anything like that before.

I feel pretty confident in saying that if you enjoyed the first season you will really like the second as well

  • Rikke Lorena


Master of None is the story of 30-something Dev, played by Aziz. It's a bit like 'Louie' for a generation that is not yet convinced that the world is a shitty and sad place. A generation that is being told it can do an be anything but has no idea what or who that is. It's a show that tries to leave out most of the usual banalities and predictable entanglements but to tell stories that feel real, unscripted almost.

To tell stories of relationships that fail or never even got a chance to do so. It's a show that tackles some of the big issues of the American society without taking itself to seriously, without pointing fingers.

If John Oliver would make a TV Series it would probably look like Master of None. It makes you think without being demanding and it makes you laugh without trying to hard to be hilarious.

It's definitely my favorite comedy show right now. It hits the right tone. It's not as shrill as Netflix's Kimmy Schmidt and not as predictable as most of the other comedy shows.

Good job, Netflix. Good job, Aziz. Looking forward to SE2.


While a huge fan of Aziz, the first episode left me unsure of what to think of the show. I perceived from the trailers and marketing that it was a hilarious comedy, which it is, but at the same time explores deep subject matter, while never getting too serious. I absolutely loved this series and watched it within almost 48 hours. Every single character is absolutely hilarious and perfect for this show. The blend of comedy and drama that makes you question your own thoughts and path in life is definitely inspiring and left me with a pain in my side from the laughter. This show will stick with me for a long time and I will revisit many more times.


I have never written a review on IMDb, but after watching the last season, I feel like I have to let the world know how I felt throughout the series. This Series takes of starting with a rather casual slice of life of someone called Dev. A guy in his thirties acting in TV commercials for a living. He was born and raised in America. Thats all you need to know.

I don't want to go in depth and just want to tell you how i feel. There are mainly two big themes in this series, culture and love, which are also intertwined in many episodes. Many culturally themed episodes are just funny, very charming and feel very real. I sympathized and understood how a scene must have felt.

Love doesn't feel as intense in the first season as in the second season. Where in the first season "love" was displayed lightheartedly, in the second one it takes you on a emotional and very intense ride. Near the end the tension I felt was so unbearable, I couldn't stop until I knew what would happen.

For me this series took off slowly, but engaging. Now, after the second season I know this is something I will remember for the rest of my life, because it made me feel something very powerful.


Season one was quite alright and definitely above average but season two is what really made me give it the full ten stars. Master of None does not seize the easy way out which lies ahead when it comes to comic relief, cliché plot twists or predictable character development. No, it truly touched me with its ability to pay intense attention to detail. The fact that we get to follow Dev on an entire taxi trip with no further plot developments contributes to the extremely high level of intimacy that this series offers. We get to follow the characters at a very real level instead of the usual "love story on the top shallow level"-type of stuff that comedy shows usually offer. The semi-open ending just adds to the awe. Do they get each other? As far as we know, yes. Now they have to figure out what is next.

I am truly amazed, and season two of Master of None is one of the best seasons of any show I've seen.


The first season started of really awkward and after first episode, I thought about stop watching. I still gave it a try and it kept on impressing me. The second season is one of the most creative pieces I have seen for a long time. The smooth conversational style and the imaginative expressions relating to daily lives makes it easy to watch. Had a lot of fun watching the first two seasons. Hope to see next season.


I like Aziz Ansari and enjoyed his stand up specials. This show, however, is just terrible. The jokes are forced so hard and the acting is dreadful. I get the niche of dopey comedy shows where the point is less about production value and acting and it's about the comedians more "hanging out" and getting into funny situations. There are hilarious ideas for jokes in this show but they are almost never executed well. Many just make me cringe. It appears many others love it, and that's great, but I just cannot get past the poor acting and contrived situations and poor execution. As a side note, it's very cute how he got his actual parents to do this but his mom is just SO BAD!! His dad has some natural ability and knows how to deliver a joke but it's odd to me that Aziz is one of the worst actors on this show...just didn't expect that. Anyway maybe they can get that figured out in later seasons or perhaps that's the charm of the show and it's just over my head. Either way, cannot imagine I'll be watching it.


Master of None is a Master of Race-Baiting and a Slave of Political Correctness, not funny in the least. Focusing so heavily on race does not a funny show make.

Aziz has a lot going for him - the face and body of an adorable puppy dog and the voice of a somehow even smaller and less threatening puppy dog. But with great adorableness comes great responsibility - responsibility that he wielded well in Parks and Rec, wherein his hilarity shined, yet sadly, this show shares none of the P&R chuckles.

Similarly, it's a real let down to see Eric from the classic Tim and Eric duo being anything but funny. Why aren't you trying to sell me child clowns anymore? Those were the days.


I do not know anything about Aziz Ansari. I watched this show on the recommendation of my co-writer. I was looking forward to seeing a contemporary TV comedy. I suppose it was contemporary, but comedy is the last word that comes to mind. Garbage, however, does.

I absolutely cannot understand how the NYT could call this POS "the year's best comedy straight out of the gate." "Best comedy?" On what basis? All the women talk like they're men. "Dude," "man," "sh*t" -- okay, maybe some women do talk like that, but, I could sense these actresses thinking to themselves, "Ooookay... they want me to say these lines, so I'll say them."

I don't get what is supposed to be funny. A man I(Aziz) is having sex with some woman. His condom breaks. He's worried that his "pre-come" will impregnate her. They go on this endless blabber/Google fest until they end up at a drugstore so she can buy the pill so they can have sex. Which they never do again in the show. So... this is funny?

Next it seems that Aziz and his writers are obsessed with female sex organs and the idea that babies come through said organs. Why is this funny or entertaining? If I was listening to a bunch of stupid-ass 6-year-olds making "dirty" jokes behind the school cafeteria, I might be able to understand the "level of intelligence" displayed in this laughless waste of time. But I was not. I was listening to supposed "adults."

We are asked to accept that Aziz's stupid friend is going to shanghai a "bounce house" at a kid's birthday party because, at 35 years old, he doesn't have anything else to do but terrorize the kids inside of it?

We are asked to watch two child actors talk about completely inappropriate things and do completely inappropriate things... and we're supposed to think this is funny? A boy is supposed to have "rubbed" his "wiener" on 30 packages of "frozen waffles" because "it feels good"? I don't get it. This is a child. Does Aziz think we'll be rolling in the aisles?

I found the entire pilot episode to be so vulgar and stupid and pathetic that I could not fathom in what realm of the imagination someone thought this was worth producing. It made me nauseous.

I laughed once when Aziz made the stupid assumption that some white woman that he had a short-lived fling had married a white man, when she instead married a black man. The set up for it was funny, although racist, and she delivered her punch line well. Other than that, my mouth was open in amazement at the apparent inability of Aziz to understand that, yes, babies come through vaginas in order to come in to the world; yes, people get married and have children; yes, being a mature adult means not being able to do whatever the hell you want to 24 hours a day without repercussions.

The idea that his friends have gotten married and had children seems to be beyond the scope of Aziz's understanding. Why? Is he a moron? Oh... is that the joke? That he's a stupid freak that can't understand what it means to be a human? Oh, I get it now. That's why it's supposed to be "funny." Oh. Well, I wish someone would have let me in on the joke before I wasted time watching this pile of doo.

And Aziz? When the young girl drew a picture of you and her brother and herself at a park, and she colored you darker than herself and her brother, that's because you ARE darker. It wasn't "racist." Two white kids and an Indian man at a park. That's what she drew. How did you get "racist" out of that?

I think every person who approved this sh*t should be immediately fired, but the main person who should be dismissed instantly is the "critic" at the NYT who couldn't decide what the "best" episode was, because it was "hard to pick just one."

Well, I can pick "just one" -- the pilot -- and I can tell you that it was sh*t with a capital "S." And since almost every other word out of Aziz's mouth was "f*ck," I'm sure he won't mind me using low-class cuss words to show how "clever" I am -- just like he does.


So I thought I'd enjoy this show. I expected it to be a little less poisoned by the typical American fake scenery, casting and unrealistic all-over experience that is in almost every movie or series these days. I guess they kinda accomplished that here - people and actors are not all supermodels, the writing doesn't seem to be too much about somebody doing something super irrational and then realizing it in the end - what every comedy seems to be about these days. Well, in MoN still the answers that are given seem very much extreme and are very in your face. But that is not the worst part - it's the acting - aziz is OK, I guess - his parents always wait half a seconds too long for their turn and then say their text with a kinda fitting face - but they often overpronounce and -act. In general it doesn't seem like I am watching real people talk - it seems very obvious, that everybody is waiting his turn to talk and then says his part. Too often in a very unbelievable manner - they never fall into each others words, or just say something casually - it's always like they were auditioning for a role. I guess everybody these days is used too the unrealism in movies and television. I am not - and in MoN it is just too obvious too me, that a LOT of characters (in the second episode basically everybody except Aziz Ansari) have a hard time acting. And I guess together with the effort to make this series very relatable it just miserably fails in my eyes. I had to stop watching after episode 2 - so sorry, if it gets wayyyyyyy better after that - I am just not in for it. fail. Can't believe this is getting such good reviews - generally i am really frightened by the standards people have these days - are 80% of people using their phone while they watch anything and thus not really noticing the s*** that is going on on the "main" screen??? WTF.


From all the rave reviews, I was expecting something brilliant and amazingly funny, like Kimmie Schmidt. But after watching the first episode, my girlfriend and I agreed that it was a kind of cute show that neither of else particularly wanted to watch more of.

The thing is, it's not all that funny. There were a few great moments involving the kids, like one shouting out ethnic descriptions of everyone she sees, but most of the episode was more, "ah, I see where they're going with that low-key comment" than "LOL!"

Perhaps you just need to be a millennial? Or perhaps a fan in general of slow-burn, low-key comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm? I don't know, but I can't for the life of me figure out why this series is being showered with love.

To be fair, I also can't see why there is a minority of reviews here that express utter loathing for the show. Some find it painfully unfunny, while I thought it was mildly amusing. Some seemed to object to its politics. There are no politics in the first episode, but I would probably agree with those, as one of the negative reviews complains it's an SJW show and the people who use that phrase are reactionaries who are invariably wrong about everything. It almost makes me want to check out another episode to see what they're complaining about, but I won't.


I had trouble getting through even the first episode. There were some somewhat funny moments, but they felt too ... forced. They try way too hard and they may as well have a person in the show holding up cue cards for the viewer saying "THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY!!!" There are way too situations that are way too unnatural and unrealistic.

I know the knee-jerk response is that "It's a comedy," but that does not cut it as an answer. I like Louie, even though that's not purely a comedy... Louie is the opposite if "forced." The comedy in Louie just flows. In "Master of None," it's jammed in your face on a silver platter.

This show is so terrible that I feel embarrassed for the actors.


You can pretty much sign me up for anything Aziz Ansari has ever been in. I remember when my friend first showed me his first stand up act. I nearly wept with laughter when he told stories about his goofy cousins. I watched all of NBC's Parks and Recreation (2007) basically for his character. I say these things only because I want to convey that, normally, I would be the last person on Earth to criticize Aziz's work; however, I found his new Netflix original series Master of None (2015) to be incredibly disappointing.

My first beef with the show is something I noticed from the outset. I kept saying to my friends (a group of friends and I watched the pilot together) "Why wasn't that joke funny?" The punch lines were good. It was clearly well written, but it didn't come close to making me laugh. The actors, other than Aziz had trouble delivering their lines in a normal tone with the right amount of pause or lack of pause. There is no easy-way-out laugh track to sweep up the failed moments, just awkward silence in a room full of confused fans. Most of the actors face this difficulty throughout the show. They especially have trouble building a fun dynamic in-between any characters. The show also just has a fair amount of duds. I remember in the last episode "Finale", Aziz's character Dev pretends to get the sickening as they walk in to the movie "The Sickening". The fake laugh the racially ambiguous entourage delivers is weak as all hell.

Part of my other issue with the comedy in the show, is that a majority of it is borrowed from his standups. The search for the taco truck, the struggle with the concept of marriage, the story of his parents coming to New York for the first time, and many other plots are less funny reruns of standup gags, mainly from Aziz's 3rd special, Buried Alive (2013).

Now that I've gotten the "it just didn't feel right" / "it wasn't as funny as I thought it was going to be" card off my chest I feel like I can progress to my critical views on the serious content Aziz tries to weave into the story. First, let's take a look at the character Denise. Denise is a gay black woman with a different sense of style and speech than the group. She is immediately presented to the audience as gay. She is defined as gay. Because the show makes her the token gay character, they play into the idea of heteronormativity. The straight couple's relationships are the normal ones, and the gay woman's relationships are the ones that stray from the regular path. The show chooses to focus on the straight relationships in a normal way, showing kissing, sex scenes, and fights. Gay relationships are never explicitly seen even though a main character is gay. The show therefore makes an evident difference between the two types of relationships, but still normalizing the heterosexual ones and stigmatizing and isolating the gay relationships. This plays into the idea Ott and Mack present in their book Queer Theory, of deviance. The gay character's relationships are presented as deviant and completely different than the straight couples. We see this especially in the episode where Aziz and Denise talk about the bedroom and how Denise has a particular skill that Aziz cannot possibly do. Effectively the show is just as negative as it is positive, while it should be applauded for setting out to have a range of character's of different races and sexualities, it fails to represent them in a positive manner.

The portrayal of the racial characters also irks me. The characters are often defined by their race. Their reactions to different situations, their presentation in public, and their interactions with other characters all play back to their race. While it is not harmful to celebrate diversity and acknowledge differences, the show sacrifices providing deep color and background for these characters at the price of making their race the central part of each character. Oddly enough the show also kind of plays into some negative racial stereotypes in attempts to break race barriers (episode with the extremely disappointed Asian father).

In this day and age, it's not enough to have characters that are a range of races, religions, and sexualities. You need to normalize these differences if you intend to make an actual cultural difference. This show serves as an address that these other types of people exist, rather than an address that these people are the same as a straight, white male.


I suffered through five episodes before deciding I'd rather spend my time watching grass grow than another episode of this. Note, I did blow air through my nose repeatedly a few times and even almost lol'd once. I personally would enjoy the series if it was like be forced fed liberal broccoli. The incessant, gratuitous liberal overtones became unbearable after a few episodes. Oh, that and the lack of being funny. That with some of the awkward, under-performing miscasts added to my increasing boredom per episode. I did not even pay to watch these and still felt like I was owed money for suffering through it. It was like eating seven-layer dip of liberal with stale Cheetos. I'd rather watch Pluto Nash.


When they started trashing Bobby Jindal, and supporting the "outing" of racists to destroy careers, I was done.

Sounds just like a show backed by the Social Justice Warriors that are destroying the country.

Destroy anyone that disagrees with you. Stifle free speech.

Trash conservatives, even though Bobby Jindal is a great guy and doing wonders for our state of Louisiana.

The way that political correctness is stuck into shows, without thought of coherence, is ridiculous and obvious.

Who is writing the scripts in Hollywood these days? 12-year-olds? That is exactly what it read and sounds like. "Hey, let's stick something in there to do with racism!" "Okay" "Let's make him a white business man!" "Okay, yeah they are evil!" "Then, let's stick in a conservative running for president, and Indian one, because hey we are Indian too! But, let's make sure to trash him because he's not 12 years old too, and doesn't think like us!" "Okay!"

An intolerant, whiny show is the end result. Too bad, the guy Dev is a decent actor. He sold his soul to propaganda-wood.

The show had hope, then quickly went down hill.

False rating.


The series is incredibly bland. I do not understand the appeal of this show. Its just not funny. at all. The acting is stiff, the parents are the worst like they've just remembered a line and are trying to get it out. Its just rubbish... avoid it..


The first episode was one of the funniest shows I have ever seen.

Unfortunately the show went way downhill from there.

Definitely worth watching, but the laughs get less and less per episode.

I had high hopes for it, because it is intelligent and doesn't rely on laugh tracks, but by the last episode I had enough.

The first episode was one awkward or embarrassing moment after the next, but in a realistic setting you can believe and pretty soon the comedy has a snowball effect.

The second episode was more of a serious moral lesson in how to show love and respect to your parents in today's world. Not as funny, but the moral attachment made up for it.

After that the show got too preachy and far less funny and character development is virtually nonexistent. His best friend shows up in the first 2 episodes then vanishes until the end, with no explanation.


Well it's not the hilarious comedy that I expected, but one of those laid-back slice-of-life things. The sentimental mood of it reminds me of movies like "Jesse and Celeste" or "Boyhood"; you know, the kind where it's all about *Life* and there's no exact plot, just events happening and people talking. The story just floats along from one situation to another. Conflicts are just bridges to cross: they come up and resolve without fanfare. It's watchable and entertaining at times, but it's not something I would want to see more than once.

Aziz Ansari's character has the flavor of his stand-up self but much more toned down, which is good: Aziz's hyperactive comedian persona is hilarious, but Dev Shah is the kind of guy you would much rather have around as a friend and probably the more tolerable lead for a show. Other than that, none of the characters seem to have their own sense of personality, and that's the biggest problem I have with the show. Everyone talks in the exact same tone with the same blithe voice having the same inane conversations and there's not much that sets them apart. Dev's group of friends don't get much screen time or development and the interactions between them end up being bland most of the time (especially with his girlfriend...good god the Nashville episode bored me to death).

Some episodes center around his race, but it doesn't actually tell us anything insightful or new about race or the Indian-American experience. There's just this quite typical tumblr-y kind of racial awareness, like "oh look, actors getting typecast because of race". OK, it's fine to build awareness of that issue, but there should also be some effort to actually explore it and pull an interesting story out of it (which I shouldn't expect, maybe, since this show is allergic to keeping a plot). There's a similar thing with the feminism episode: the situation comes out of left field, doesn't relate much to the story or characters. All it does is allow the show to 'talk' about social justice, pop-feminism style, without exploring the issue any more than a facebook post would.

Aziz Ansari is pretty clueless and condescending about India, as American-born Indians can be, and that shows through sometimes in the writing (also in the hammy set design for his father's India flashback). The name Shah is not a Tamil name (which is the first thing that any Indian would point out, so I'm assuming they didn't ask any Indians for reference). Shah might make sense if the character is supposed to be Tamil *Muslim*, but then there's the inconsistency that Dev is obviously a Hindu name. It's like writing a white Christian character named Malik: possible, but weird.

Visually and overall, you get a sense that the show is geared to appeal to millennials. The look of it is soft and polished. There are lots of out-of-focus backgrounds and night scenes filled with city lights and bokeh. It puts me in mind of a music video, especially when there is an actual montage going on. The characters have arty jobs and glamorous social lives and live in unrealistically nice apartments, but this is done in a more understated way than usual, to make it relatable (and in keeping with millennial tastes, which run eclectic). The show has this attitude that it's keeping things real and showing the real side of life, but despite that there's just something that feels engineered and fake about it.


I was hopeful and anticipated watching a rare comedy series by an Asian/ Indian person and was treated with disgust.

There was absolutely no comedy in the comedy and the actors especially the female lead/ love interest was totally awful in pretending to even be fake. Anyone even a monkey could take up her role and make it more palatable.

I forced myself to watch a few minutes more hoping it would change - the result was like counselling a dysfunctional family -> somehow you had that sinking deep feeling that it wouldn't work out from the start.

Netflix should have given under TV series a chance and not pull down their brand name which such terrible, un-watchable show.