Why ‘Master of None’ Season 2 Could Become the Most Incredible Comedy on Netflix

Why ‘Master of None’ Season 2 Could Become the Most Incredible Comedy on Netflix
Aziz Ansari is finally bringing Season 2 of his hit show to Netflix. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“Master of None” Season 2 is returning to Netflix on May 12, according to a new trailer. The long-awaited second season comes after a highly lauded Season 1 won an Emmy and left viewers and critics thirsty for more. The 2015 hit semi-biographical comedy about an actor was a natural hit with its low key, common take on race relations.

The show is phenomenal in its inward-looking stance on racial views that prevail across cultures. Show creator, writer, and star, Aziz Ansari is an American of Indian heritage, while the show’s co-creator, Alan Yang, is an American of Taiwanese heritage. Both of their stories were explored in Season 1.

Besides being extremely funny, the show deals with the struggles of a minority in show business. In addition to the double standards Dev, played by Aziz, encounters, the show also takes a humorous look at the prejudice he also holds.

As for what Season 2 will show, Yang stated previously that it will include episodes dealing with funny cultural encounters set in Italy. Both Ansari and his real life parents appear on the show, while actors portraying Alan and his father appear on the show. Both Aziz and Alan were surprised at the positive response and awards the show has received.

Aziz plays a young man in his 30s trying to find himself. The show explores his dating life, career pursuits, family situations, and social strivings. It connects with the first- and second-generation immigrant experience of a lot of people in America in a way that is both funny and realistic.

The show somewhat serves as a vehicle to bring the immigrant experience in America to a broader audience. Its uniqueness lies in the way it delivers that experience, and its genius lies in the minds of the show’s writers. “Master of None” Season 2 is looking to expand on the telling of that experience by taking Americans from immigrant families to Italy, and exploring the cultural comedy possible in such a mash up.

The Atlantic commented on “Master of None”‘s superb scripting and Netflix appropriateness.

“So many Netflix shows, like ‘Orange Is the New Black’ or ‘BoJack Horseman,’ are novelistic, building to grand emotional finales throughout the course of a season, but ‘Master of None’ feels more appropriate to the streaming form. It’s an anthology show where any of its episodes could be immediately put on and enjoyed, but watching it quickly and in order (as many Netflix viewers are wont to do) reveals larger threads and recurring themes that deepen the whole experience.”

As long as “Master of None” Season 2 meets the high expectations set in its first season, Aziz Ansari is bound for a second round of being lauded as a TV genius.

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