Aziz Ansari speaks to his generation
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