Season 2 of Master of None, Aziz Ansari’s Emmy-winning comedy - about the trials and tribulations of struggling New York actor Dev - eschews the typical trajectory and happily goes off on its own tangent.
This time the show — which sees Dev nursing his broken heart (he and his record label publicist girlfriend went their separate ways in the Season 1 finale) and seriously considering a new career as a chef — takes a different spin around his dysfunctional universe, sharpening the focus on his disillusionment, both personally and professionally.
Thoughtful, quirky and insightful, Dev’s predicaments are grounded in real life and often veer between being very funny (the ‘First Date’ ep looks at the thrills and pitfalls of hooking up in the Tinder age) and very sad (‘The Dinner Party’ ep features a three-minute long reaction shot of a dejected guy riding home alone).
It’s a tried-and-tested, but not staid formula that makes the series so relatable, at least for those in a certain age bracket.
Watch It On: Netflix