Master of None (2015–2017)
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Dev and Brian try to show their appreciation for their immigrant parents at a joint family dinner.


Aziz Ansari


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aziz Ansari ... Dev
Kelvin Yu ... Brian
Shoukath Ansari ... Ramesh
Fatima Ansari ... Nisha
Clem Cheung ... Peter
Cady Huffman ... Christina
Todd Barry ... Todd
Mahadeo Shivraj ... Dr. Ramusami
Alan Wong ... Assistant Casting Director
Tarun Vaidhyanathan Tarun Vaidhyanathan ... Child Ramesh
Nandha Sivakumar Nandha Sivakumar ... Indian Bully
Rohan Kymal Rohan Kymal ... Young Ramesh
Kapaleeswaran Venkatachalam Kapaleeswaran Venkatachalam ... Ramesh's Father
Tom Galantich ... Racist Doctor
Shunori Ramanathan ... Young Fatima


Dev and Brian try to show their appreciation for their immigrant parents at a joint family dinner.

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The watches worn by Ramesh and Nisha, played by actor Aziz Ansari's real parents, are each a Rolex Day-Date With Onyx Dial which were gifts from Aziz. See more »


Dev: Ma, what about your first day in America? That must have been pretty exciting.
Nisha: No, I just got dropped off from the airport, and your father went to work. I didn't know nobody, and I barely knew your father. We had an arranged marriage. And I knew him only for a week or so.
Dev: What about that first day, though? Did you go out and explore the city?
Nisha: No, I sat on the couch and cried.
Dev: Well, that's really sad.
Nisha: [in Tamil] You asked!
Dev: Well, is there anything else you remember?
Nisha: Yeah, I was scared to answer the ...
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Stories From the Motherland
18 December 2018 | by smithpaulusmcSee all my reviews

Nearly everyone who has grown up and left the home has felt that their parents' are clingy. Upon leaving the nest, the last thing a child wants is to be beckoned back home for what they view as a trivial matter. Dev (Aziz Ansari) and Brian (Kelvin Yu) face this situation in the sophomore episode of Ansari's Netflix original series, Master Of None (2015). Dev's father wants help with his iPad while Brian's father wishes Brian would go buy rice for him. The protagonists defer to their desire to catch a movie, overlooking their fathers' requests. The short tale hits close to home, detailing the emotions parents feel as the people they sacrificed everything for seem to not care.

The episode is a decent attempt to unpackage a complex social interaction. It finds strength in its flashbacks as each parent recalls their own childhood and the struggles they endured to provide a future for their offspring. But poor pacing and shots that last just a bit too long distract from the episode's potential. As he should be, Aziz Ansari is the show's star. His natural boyish charm and humor attract the audience. There are specks of overacting, such as the coffee shop audition, which cause the audience some discomfort. It is not that Ansari is too bold, it just feels as though he does not buy into his own jokes. Kelvin Yu serves as an adequate bouncing board for the show's direction. Sadly, his line delivery feels fabricated and memorized. He lacks a natural tone. As for Ansari's actual parents, their appearance and vocals do not fit what we expect from actors. But that is their greatest quality as it reminds the audience to not take everything so seriously.

Based on a single viewing, this episode does not capture the total essence of the series. Its taste bares some bitter notes among a happily sweet bite. I am intrigued and want to take another sample in order to determine if Master Of None is worth ordering.

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English | Tamil

Release Date:

6 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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