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'Master of None' Review: Aziz Ansari's Netflix Show Is a Food-Stuffed Triumph
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When it plumbs basso profundity, it loses none of its honeyed tone. And there are plenty of examples throughout the five hours of the show in which food is used to enter into these uneasy corners. In episode two, Dev and his Taiwanese-American friend … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari: Master of None
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Aziz Ansari doesn't look like a star. Like me, he's a short, brown man. But, that's part of what makes his new Netflix series, Master of None, so pointed. MON is a ten-part series in the vein of Louie, which stars Ansari a fictionalized version of … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari writes touching post about his parents following Master of None
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Dev and his Korean-American friend Brian (Kelvin Yu: "The Adversaries"), for example, ponder their immigrant parents' origins while the show cuts twice to two separate, sad but lovely vignettes that detail their respective parents' journeys to America … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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In 'Master of None,' Aziz Ansari strikes balance between absurdity, reality
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Dev and his Korean-American friend Brian (Kelvin Yu: “The Adversaries”), for example, ponder their immigrant parents' origins while the show cuts twice to two separate, sad but beautiful vignettes that detail their respective parents' journeys to America. Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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The best and worst of Aziz Ansari's “Master of None”
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“My dad used to bathe in a river, and now he drives a car that talks to him,” says Brian Cheng, a Taiwanese-Chinese-American played by Kelvin Yu, to Dev Shah, Aziz Ansari's character in “Master of None.” “So crazy to think that every immigrant story is … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari's Master of None Is a Small Step for TV, a Giant Leap for Asian …
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In its very first scene, Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series, Master of None, presents something never before seen on TV: an Asian-American male romantic lead at the center of his own series. Granted, that scene is hardly sexy: A broken condom puts the … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari Explores Hollywood's Diversity Problem In Powerful Essay
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He even says it was hard to find someone to play Dev's Chinese-American friend Brian. And he's said elsewhere that part of the reason he cast his real-life parents (who'd never acted before) as Dev's parents on the show is that "there's not a ton of … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari shines on all creative fronts in the witty 'Master of None'
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“Parents” focuses on Dev and his friend Brian (newcomer Taiwanese-American actor Kelvin Yu) and their generational gap between their hard-working, immigrant parents. “Hot Ticket” presents Dev's date gone wrong as an examination of the unexpected … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari's Master of None Is a Small Step for TV, a Giant Leap for Asian …
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In a conversation familiar to many children of Asian immigrants, the Taiwanese-American Brian complains, "I have never, ever heard my dad say the word 'proud.' It's [always] like, 'That's it? So that's all you've done?' Like, if I went to the moon, he … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari's Netflix Series 'Master Of None' Is Thoughtful, Funny, And Really …
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One episode deals with the issues Indian actors face in the casting process. Another, the second, titled “Parents,” is a really wonderful take on the typical immigrant story, in which Dev and a Taiwanese-American friend try to relate to the parents … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari's 'Master of None': A Small Step for Auteur TV, a Giant Leap for …
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In a conversation familiar to many children of Asian immigrants, the Taiwanese-American Brian complains, "I have never, ever heard my dad say the word 'proud.' It's [always] like, 'That's it? So that's all you've done?' Like, if I went to the moon, he … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari Slams Unwritten Minority Casting Rules In New Netflix Series
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But it does so spectacularly — Dev's best friends are the Taiwanese-American Brian (Kelvin Yu), a gay black woman named Denise (Lena Waithe) and, yes, a white guy called Arnold (Eric Wareheim). (White people exist, they're just not everyone.) Brian's … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari announces himself as a powerful comedic voice in Master Of None
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Dev's squad includes Taiwanese-American Brian, black lesbian Denice (Lena Waithe), and white, perpetually single Arnold (Eric Wareheim), whose conversations revolve predominantly around the many ups and downs of Dev's love life. His dalliances with a … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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A-pop! Sizzling! — Emmy nominations, scoop on new castings, and Aziz Ansari's …
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“I don't feel pressure, but I do feel very proud to have the privilege and opportunity to tell these stories,” said Yang when asked if he felt pressure to write about the Asian American experience. “It's something that's very meaningful to Aziz and me. Tags: Aziz Ansari, Emmy Nomination, Master of None, Netflix

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