by L.A. Abbott
The generation of millennials are very familiar with being jacks and jills of all trades. Hell, some might even say that this era of 20 to 30 something-year-olds were born into the notion of causally multitasking. Especially when it extends to the basics of life. The Netflix original series, Master of None, lightly touches on this multifaceted lifestyle inherited by the young adults of today. Comedic star, Aziz Ansari, headlines the series as our protagonist while juggling career, friendships, love life and being a good son. Ansari teamed up with his Parks and Recreation alum, Alan Yang, to co-write experiences of being first generation Americans navigating through the adult playground of New York City. Playing the role of Dev, Ansari surrounds himself with an eclectic click of friends to help guide his decision making on his romantic life. Fittingly, all of his co-starring friends are accomplished writers in real life. Eric Wareheim ( Tim and Eric’s Awesome show, Great Show ), Lena Waithe (Bones) and Kelvin Yu ( Bob’s Burgers) all manage to steer Dev in different directions that all end in hilarity.
Although there is a strong story arch, each episode can be viewed as a standalone piece of work. Different facets of life like dating, job interviews, marriage, and parenting are all addressed neatly in self-contained stories. This may give a little tip of the hat to the title by allowing viewers to watch an episode without the need of understanding a strict back story. With that said, Master of None still manages to give the viewers closure with Dev and his roller coaster ride of relationships.