I’m telling you now – be a Boy Scout, be prepared. Be prepared because, as my video review above says, you better stock up on snacks for when Master Of None binge-debuts on Netflix on November 6. Simply put, this Aziz Ansari co-created comedy is a tour de force look at romance, race, family, digital life and trying to make it as an actor in New York City.
The 10-episode first season, all of which will be on the streaming service next week, also gives a new(ish) meaning to the term “Netflix and chill.” Like the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski’s Sense8 (which is also on Netflix and I really liked), Master Of None needs a few episodes to really reveal its depth and true delights. From his time on Parks And Recreation, his stand-up and big screen appearances, there was never any doubt about Ansari’s talent, but now as front man he bravely goes for it and leaves few creative opportunities to waste.
Co-created with Parks & Rec producer Alan Yang, the semi-autobiographical Master Of None features Ansari as ambitious 30-year-old actor Dev. The show, which Ansari wrote and also directed, has a very strong supporting cast in Ravi Patel, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim, Kevin Yu, Lena Waithe, H. Jon Benjamin as well as Ansari’s own parents playing Dev’s parents. It also has guest stars such as Homeland‘s Claire Danes and The Americans’ Noah Emmerich that only add more spice to a rich mix.
Master Of None is a great way to spend the weekend after Halloween – you will certainly discover a treat. So, no trick, take a look at my video review above and tell us what you think.