Aziz Ansari Plays Struggling Actor in New Netflix Comedy

Aziz Ansari has strayed away from his normal stand-up platform in new Netflix original series “Master of None.” The series has received a lot of attention since its Nov. 6 premiere.

Most know Ansari from his regular appearances on the hit show “Parks and Recreation,” which finished its final season in February. Since then, he’s found new popularity on Netflix via stand-up comedy specials and movies such as “30 minutes or Less” and “Buried Alive.”

Netflix has experienced a bit of a downtime between the seasons of its bigger shows, such as “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards.” It couldn’t be a more perfect time as we inch nearer to the holidays: Everyone is cuddling up with his favorite shows and staying indoors.

Now everyone can have yet another must-watch show. The show is about Dev (Aziz Ansari), who is an actor in his 30s living in New York City. He knows little of what he wants, but knows a lot about who he is as a person.

The storyline follows him and his two close friends as they seek the possibilities of what the city has to offer. They explore ideals together, tackling stereotypes, relationships, new job opportunities and major life-altering decisions.

As he looks for work in various auditions and random commercials, he meets new people and tests himself with new experiences. In part of the show, he develops a seemingly perfect relationship that others would die for, but arrives at a crossroad within it that forces him to make tough decisions.

This show offers realism through comedy, which is extremely fun and easy for an audience to connect with. Many of the depicted scenarios and conflicts are things that most people deal with and talk about in the same casual atmosphere that the show puts off.

I found the show to be extremely enjoyable and, most of all, fresh and different from what I’ve seen of Ansari so far. Anyone looking to see what Netflix has to offer these days won’t have to search too long. I’m sure this show can meet just about anyone’s taste.

This article originally appeared in the Nov. 18, 2015 print edition of The Echo. 

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