Fans of Master of None, created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang for Netflix, could be anyone from hardcore foodies to travel buffs to niche comedy nerds to children of immigrants looking for new connections.
On Friday, the second season of the much-anticipated show premiered with 10 new episodes. The style of the series is unique from the get-go: the first episode is presented in black-and-white, another has an 8-minute scene without any sound and yet another takes place in a series of flashbacks.
The overall storyline of the show follows Ansari’s character, Dev, as he struggles with forming lasting relationships.
Master of None is billed as a comedy, but many of the jokes come from observations rather than standard punchlines. The show was shot in Italy and in New York, as Dev ended the first season with a breakup and a major life decision to travel and learn how to make pasta, his actual true love.
When he returns to the U.S., he has the opportunity to host Clash of the Cupcakes on a Food Network-esque channel, which eventually turns into other hosting opportunities.
Season two touches on religious expectations of families, being honest about your sexuality with your family and the untold stories of ordinary people.
Comments online have been overwhelmingly positive and appreciative of the work, with many people claiming that it’s even better than the first season.
Here’s a sampling of Twitter reactions: