Given the heavy relationship content in his last standup special and the success of Modern Romance, it would seem that Aziz Ansari is positioning himself as a romantic sage of sorts. But the trailer for his upcoming Netflix series, Master of None, depicts him as just another awkward fool (named Dev) who’s clumsily navigating love, buying Plan B and talking to non-racist grandmas.
So this is what we’re used to seeing from Aziz, but as a quirky, topical series that has the quiet mood of an indie rom-com mixed with his usual race-driven humor. It looks good and will probably be worth watching (it premieres on November 6) just for his takes on our absurd relationship rules and social media habits. Plus, you have nothing better to do.
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