Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred are trying to make their way up in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues ... See full summary »
Brian Tyree Henry,
Dev is a 30 year-old actor, living in New York City. His life goes by in a humorous, yet meaningful sequence of events. Everything he does is usually related to hanging out with his three friends, finding a relationship, or getting ahead in his career.
Ansari's brother, Aniz, was a staff writer on the series. See more »
Aziz Ansari's character's name is shown a Muslim in the show but his name is in the show is Dev Shah. 'Dev' is a Sanskrit word which is one of the terms for 'deity' in Hinduism. And people with the surname 'Shah' usually follow Jainism religion. See more »
You see The Social Network? Max Minghella plays an Indian guy. He's white. They browned him up.
No no, I read he's one-sixteenth Indian.
Who cares? If you go back far enough we're all one-sixteenth something. I'm probably one-sixteenth black. You think they're gonna let me play Blade?
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Usually I would never go out and actually make the bold move of writing my opinion, let alone writing a review, but for this one I had to seeing how so many people are shrugging the show off for being "bland comedy".
Frankly the show is much more than just a comedy, its more of an emotional roller-coaster. It takes different real life situation and problems and introduces them to the viewers in the a more comical way. That is what good comedians do, they are able to integrate real life with a comical twist and Aziz Ansari has not failed to do so.
There are a few down points here and there, like the seemingly half hearted acting of his parents, but give them credit since they are his ACTUAL parents with no acting background.
Long Story Short, This isn't a sit com, this isn't a Modern Family like unreal comedy, its real life situations and stories told through a comedians prospective.
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