Aziz An­sari speaks to his gen­er­a­tion

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - METRO LIFE -

MaS­ter oF NoNe, Sea­SoN 1, epiSode 5 (Net­FliX) Dev (se­ries cre­ator and star Aziz An­sari) and a mar­ried woman (Claire Danes) are caught in fla­grante by her hus­band Mark.

“I’m go­ing to leave, and this time I’m leav­ing for good!” Mark rages to her.

Then he wheels on Dev, who is clad only in un­der­shorts: “Why are you still here?” “I thought it might be awk­ward if we were in the el­e­va­tor to­gether,” Dev replies. “Would you like to go first, or should I go first?” Mark stares at him in dis­be­lief, then snaps, “Get the f— out of my house!”

I love this — Dev is nearly naked, in the mid­dle of an emo­tional mael­strom he helped cause, yet his main con­cern is pars­ing the minu­tia of awk­ward­ness. All 10 episodes con­tain mo­ments like that, be­cause An­sari has a gift for cap­tur­ing the rhythms and con­cerns of mil­len­ni­als, that 20-some­thing


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