Netflix is continuing to ramp up its original programing with another sitcom. This time from Parks and Rec alum Aziz Ansari. Master of None manages to both be different than I expected, but very familiar. Aziz is playing a more ‘real life’ charter, but one still based off his usual shtick. You could almost call Master of None a ‘dramedy’. It is like FX’s Louie, but less depressing.
Aziz plays Dev, a thirty something actor in New York City trying to figure out how to be a grownup. Like HBO’s Girls it comes at adult situations from a less than adult point of view. Also like Girls, Master of None earns its TV MA rating. Aziz uses all the freedom being on a streaming site gives him. For better or worse.
I don’t know if Master of None will be a hit like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was, but it certainly fills a niche for Netflix. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical that I would even enjoy watching a show about an R rated toned down Tom Haverford, but so far Aziz and crew have won me over. We will see how I feel about it when I finish the series, but so far I like what I have seen.