Aziz Ansari Is Awesome In Netflix's Master Of None + Check Out The NYT Article

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

So I've only watched about 1/2 the season so far - but I can tell that it's awesome.

Literally everything I want in a comedy that features Asian Americans and POC.


Watch it or forever miss out on one of the best comedies - ever.

Here's a little more from Aziz Ansari from the NYT:

Even though I’ve sold out Madison Square Garden as a standup comedian and have appeared in several films and a TV series, when my phone rings, the roles I’m offered are often defined by ethnicity and often require accents.

Sure, things are moving in the right direction with “Empire” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” But, as far as I know, black people and Asian people were around before the last TV season. And whatever progress toward diversity we are making, the percentage of minorities playing lead roles is still painfully low. (The numbers for women are depressing as well.) In 2013, according to a recent report produced by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at U.C.L.A., only 16.7 percent of lead film roles went to minorities. Broadcast TV was worse, with only 6.5 percent of lead roles going to nonwhites in the 2012-13 season. In cable, minorities did better, getting 19.3 percent of the roles.

Read the article in full and again - watch it or forever be labeled with a big L on your forehead.