MASTER OF NONE
- •Dev and RachelTheir arc is a feature film. I don't know if that's what was intended, but it adds up to a really poetic 85-105 min movie about a relationship. Nashville and Mornings are perfect episodes. Not to mention their outcome in the finale.
- •Positive Vs. NegativeLike Parks & Rec, the characters are flawed, but inherently good people. I like spending time with them. A lot of shows have characters that are not likable but "interesting" and I'm tired of it. This is more of a trend in cinema, but it's bleeding into television. Master of None has me excited for their evolution in Season 2 and onward. I hope we get an episode dedicated to Lena Waithe's character!
- •Dev's Parents!!!!!!
- •Cinematic TouchesThe show in general takes a cinematic approach. Like Louie and Mad Men, the misc-en-scene, music, etc. is just as important as the story. @RachelP reference Woody Allen in her list, and she's right. There are vibes of Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah & Her Sisters all over this show!
- •Harris WittelsThe fact that he's credited as a producer and a "story by" credit for an episode made it more emotionally impactful. The fact that he is still affecting art in such a way is amazing, and if you've followed the guy's comedy, you can see his fingerprints on certain jokes (Aziz reference the turtle briefcase line in particular, which is hysterical).
- •The IndustryThe show tackles diversity in show business in such a smart way, and it doesn't get preachy or sentimental about it.
- •GenderThe Guys Walking Home Vs. Girls Walking Home sequence could have been a viral sketch hit on its own, but expounds on it in a brilliant episode. The end result of Dev's feminist shift is handled in a great way that asks a lot of good questions.