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Aziz Ansari's Master of None Looks Promising

I've been a fan of Aziz Ansari since I was a senior in high school and I feel like I followed him throughout most of his career. So after keeping up with his stand-up, his work with Human Giant, and his role on the popular show Parks & Recreation; I was excited to learn that he was getting his own show on Netflix.
In Master of None, Aziz plays a character that's a lot like himself; an actor navigating love and life in New York City. I'm hoping you watched the trailer before you read that sentence because I know exactly how boring that sounds. Sure, the concept sounds boring but with Ansari at the helm, we get to experience this stereotypical narrative structure under a different and intriguing lens.
Issues of race and gender pepper the trailer and as an audience we can already see that Ansari's experience as a person of color is the foundation of the way the show navigates the cliche storyline of "finding love in the big city".
Sure, Aziz Ansari's perspective comes from a strictly Indian-American place but that doesn't mean that his outlook can't be compared to what a lot of people of color experience daily. Even though the show hasn't been released on Netflix yet, I have a feeling that he covers this side of his show expertly.
I wouldn't describe this show as only being about race and with the way the jokes or the conversations play out during the trailer, it's kind of obvious that it's more of a subplot than the main narrative. And that -- in a way -- mirrors the way a lot of Americans look at race in society today.
Most of the time, those who find themselves in a position of privilege don't "see" what people of color "see" everyday. The way we (people of color) navigate American society is very different than the way others do. And usually (and unfortunately) we try our best to move past it knowing that the majority of people won't understand how we're feeling or what we're going through/have gone through.
That being said, I hope that Ansari's show will examine some of these issues in a way that'll open up a couple of eyes to people who are "blissfully ignorant" to the experiences of people who aren't like them.
Master of None will be released in full on November 6th, 2015 through Netflix's Instant Streaming service.
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I love Aziz, and as someone who has been called "a jack of all trades" and a master of none, I appreciate the title. Not sure if that's going to have any impact on the show, but I'll be watching anyway
@TessStevens I feel the same way. I'll be watching but I prefer the title Jackass of All Trades... I stole that one from Henry Rollins though hahaha
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