Master of None star and creator aziz ansari has made the perfect show about the minutiae of awkwardness.
cohort who are struggling to be authentic but on-trend, empathic but cool; are navigating a world where they have to ask permission to kiss but expect to hook up; are trying to figure out who they are while processing billions of bytes of information; and who fear awkwardness above all else.
Ansari is also first-generation American, which adds a new dilemma, proudly brown versus colour-blind. He sums up an entire world view in, say, the search for the perfect taco (“What am I supposed to do now?” he sputters to the taco truck driver, whose wares are sold out. “Buy the second-best tacos, like an idiot?”). It’s the perfect 21stcentury show.