Television has never been better than right now in the New Golden Age of Television. 2017 continued that age, or trend, in which television was as effective as, or even more so than, cinema. For some, peak television in 2017 is described best by the return of Twin Peaks, and for others it is best described by shows that are not as iconic as Lynch’s famous show — at least not yet. (more…)
The following is a review of the second season of Master of None. Available now on Netflix.
At the beginning of the second season of Master of None, Dev Shah (played by Aziz Ansari) has traveled to Italy to learn about a different culture but mostly to become a better pasta chef. He is still trying to get over his relationship with Rachel (played by Noël Wells), but whenever he meets someone new that he likes something always gets in the way. (more…)
In this month’s Testing Television, I’m focusing on the big categories of the 68th Primetime Emmys. Since this is an Emmy special I won’t be going over television news, but the spotlight television show is a true Emmy darling, and the first animated show I’m writing about in spotlight! (more…)
The following is a review of the first season of Netflix’s Master of None, created by Aziz Ansari & Alan Yang.
Whether you know Aziz Ansari from stand-up, from Scrubs as ‘Big’ Ed Dhandapani, or as Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation you should know that he is a really funny guy. Now, after having worked with Netflix on Buried Alive and Live at Madison Square Garden, he is premiering his first TV-show with him as the main character as a Netflix Original Show. Just like Scrubs or Parks and Recreation it is a fun sitcom, but it also works as a social satire – Netflix has struck gold. (more…)