Master of None Season 2 is what fans want. Since the show appeared a week ago, Netflix viewers already hunger for Master of None Season 2. Genius comedian Anzis Ansari and writer Alan Yang have put together a real gem of a series.
Master of None arrived on Netflix November 6. Since all 10 episodes were released on the same day, they were quickly binge watched by viewers in the week that followed, or perhaps all on the same day they came out.
Buzz for a Season 2 has already begun, but Netflix hasn’t responded. Judging from the demand and the big comedic names already involved in Master of None, a Season 2 is likely not far off.
The series stars Ansari, and he exposes and walks over every racial stereotype in existence. However, he doesn’t just step on them and smash them into the ground. This isn’t a one-dimensional take on race relations. He deals with the assumptions made about race and gender relations from both sides of the coin, while not necessarily painting himself as a victim or a hero.
— Jamshed Ali (@jimi1010ali) November 4, 2015
Leading into all of the Master of None fanfare, Aziz Ansari published Modern Romance: An Investigation a few months back. The book gave his highly comedic reflections on looking for love in the 2010s. Master of None somewhat represents the themes of the book, and it definitely epitomizes the type of comedy Aziz is known for. Alan Yang, the co-creator of Master of None, worked with Ansari on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. After that series ended, Ansari sought further projects. He looked for Yang, and they decided to create a show that was somewhat biographical. The show is so true to life that Ansari’s own immigrant parents star alongside him. Yang is portrayed by another actor in the series.
The show’s positive reviews come from its authenticity. Yang and Ansari don’t want to make a preachy show. They want to make a show about relationships and millennial dating, but they know they also have to include all the racial complexities that they have come across in their experiences as minorities in America.
Yang told The Hollywood Reporter the direction he was aiming for.
“When you’re a person of color, you never feel like you’re breaking down a door. You’re sort of inhaling and exhaling and digesting your food and living your life, and it’s up to other people to go, ‘This is revolutionary.’ And when you get into acting as a 10-year-old Aziz or a 10-year-old Kelvin Yu, you don’t necessarily see a bunch of posters of people who look like you. So this is really cool to be able to stand here and say, ‘We’re going to do this.’ “
The appeal of this show as compared to other recent shows led by Asians is the open way it deals with the questions that are probably on everybody’s racially tense mind. Nothing is really whitewashed, but at the same time, it still manages to be relatable and really funny.
People who grew up in cities with large immigrant populations with friends of diverse races will cling to this show. At the same time, people who didn’t will get an authentic glimpse into what they missed will discover that Yang and Ansari make it accessible.
— cjfarley (@cjfarley) November 13, 2015
As Vulture details, the show is a long way from Ansari’s mild, second generation immigrant beginnings in a small South Carolina town. He did his college studies in New York City and found eventual success on the alternative comedy scene. It is not just an evolution of Aziz Ansari, but a celebration of the chances being taken in the Netflix era of TV watching.
Netflix would be foolish not to renew this series, or not to produce more shows like this. If Netflix greenlights Master of None Season 2, we know that having the immigrant experience is just the cool thing to do nowadays.
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