After a highly successful Season 1, Master of None will return May 12. Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang have pieced together a 30-minute comedy that engages viewers throughout every episode. So, after Dev, played by Ansari, goes off to Italy for pasta school, where can the audience expect to pick back up?
The A.V. Club released a review of the new season and assigned a B+ as an overall grade. The first season was so successful because of a few aspects. Ansari’s humor is fresh and raw, not hiding the awkwardness of life in the city from the viewer. Instead, we get conversations that feel real and not forced, which makes it easy for his humor to excel. The cast is golden. We are introduced to a close-knit group of friends who we can relate to, and the actual actors and actresses are finely tuned to the characters they are playing.
The single-camera comedy stars Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Kelvin Yu, and Alessandra Mastronardi.
Ansari told the New York Times he and Yang wanted to “make every episode crazy,” referring to the first season and the range of topics that were developed. While we are going to have to wait and experience the new episodes for ourselves, we can expect a few familiar concepts; the visual aesthetic, the cultural influence, and a romance. This romance is the only issue The A.V. Club found with the season. It is somewhat predictable -- a romance in Italy that every episode is progressing toward. This romance is apparently a bit easy to peg and lackluster, but, again, we will have to judge this for ourselves. Ansari did produce so much good content that he asked Netflix to make the penultimate episode a two-parter.
Viewers will join the discussion when the 10 episode season premiers on Friday, May 12.