MASTER OF NONE:
UNINTENTIONAL IMPLICIT MESSAGING AS
NEGATION OF ITS SOCIAL AGENDA
Serena Daya
8.1 Aziz Ansari as Dev Shah in Master of None, “Indians on TV”
We need to talk about Master of None a show about Dev
(Aziz Ansari), an average, first generation Indian-American, guy
trying to make a living as an actor in New York. The first season
of the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy
with several writers lauding the series for its authentic
representation of Asian-Americans on screen (Lee; D’Addario).
Master of None (2015- ) is structured around an intentional portrayal
of the upswings and hardships expected for any 30-year-old actor.
Episodes show Dev trying to make everything work his career,
family relationships, friendships, and romantic relationships
while also pursuing his passions and facing his fears. The name of
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