It’s been a dog’s age since we had a nice little TV chat, so let’s have one.
Just this morning I finished our pal Aziz’s Netflix series Master of None. Overall I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was a nice mix of lighthearted and heartfelt realistic emotions. And while I appreciate the episode about sexism, it was a bit heavy-handed, as if the writers had just read a bunch of blog think pieces and copy-pasted bits of them for the dialogue. I very much enjoyed the episodes about old people, especially when Dev and Brian went to dinner with their parents.
The episodes with Dev and Rachel were pretty great, they felt real and raw, which I liked, but also found very stressful. You know, I also just finished The Goldfinch, and was talking about the ending with a friend, and how it waxed philosophical in a way that I didn’t feel was earned. And the last episode of Master of None did a little waxing philosophical, but it was very impactful (is that a word?) and had been built up to nicely. The series made me laugh and think with a minimal of eye-rolling. Good stuff. What did you guys think?
I’m also slowly watching How To Get Away With Murder on Netflix, which does not make me think at all. What are you guys watching? Any good recommendations?