Sunday, November 05, 2017
Jack of All Trades
I'm just assuming masturbating is off the table. Not ON the table.
Anyway - have you seen Master of None yet? It's on Netflix. Season 1 is great. Extremely well done.
Season 2 isn't quite up to the same snuff, though it has it's moments - and when it's good, it's great.
Episode 1 of Season 2 is an homage to the Bicycle Thief. The next one, has the best friend of Dev (the main character, played by Aziz Ansari), Arnold. Arnold should be in more episodes. He's big, goofy and insightful.
But the best episode - of the series (so far) - is the Thanksgiving episode. "Denise" isn't in many shows during the second season, but this one she co-wrote with Ansari (and they won an Emmy for it). The premise is simple, and then not. It takes place over several years, but always on Thanksgiving day.
Angela Bassett plays Denise's mother and is excellent. I won't spoil the storyline, but it's touching, complicated and hilarious at the same time.
The episode is stand-alone. You needn't have seen any other of the shows to watch this - you won't lose a thing and it's totally worth it.
Song by: Bruce Springsteen