MASTER OF NONE

  1. Dev and Rachel
    Their 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.
  2. Positive Vs. Negative
    Like 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!
  3. Dev's Parents
    !!!!!!
  4. Cinematic Touches
    The 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!
  5. Harris Wittels
    The 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).
  6. The Industry
    The show tackles diversity in show business in such a smart way, and it doesn't get preachy or sentimental about it.
  7. Gender
    The 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.