MASTER OF NONE:
UNINTENTIONAL IMPLICIT MESSAGING AS
NEGATION OF ITS SOCIAL AGENDA
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