Aziz Ansari’s award winning Master of None will be returning for season two on Netflix come May 12th. The synopsis given by Netflix is “After traveling abroad, Dev returns to New York to take on challenges in his personal and family life, a new career opportunity, and a complex, developing relationship with someone very meaningful to him.” Season one left main character Dev figuring out his life on a flight to Italy to attend a culinary school. It seems season two picks up seemingly around there, with Dev and Arnold (Eric Wareheim) riding mopeds through rural Italy. The comedy is one of the most anticipated of the year.
Master of None is almost a coming of age story for a thirty year old first generation American. Something a lot of Americans can relate to. The Hollywood Reporter sums up how the show is a realistic representation of the everyday millennial American:
Dev is best friends with Taiwanese-American Brian (Kelvin Yu), who is also struggling with the cultural differences he feels with his father (whose one luxury in life seems to be drinking water); African-American Denise (Lena Waithe, Dear White People), a lesbian who guides and mocks Dev’s choices in women and Arnold (Eric Wareheim, Tim and Eric), who seems to ironically be Dev’s token white friend but also a spirit guide for very bad decisions made by single, stunted males.
Master of None covers it all. It shows millennials trying to make their parents understand them while not disappointing them at the same time. The show deals with what relationships are and what comes into play with those relationships. Race, sex, and communication in this day and age are what make the show.
But the show is also a first because the main character is Indian, and it’s not a Bollywood film. Mindy Kaling also has her own show with The Mindy Project, so it may seem things are changing in Hollywood. A new narrative is being explored.