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I have a strange reaction to this show. I remember watching it and thinking it was really good, but for the life of me, I can't recall a single plot point or scene or joke or anything. I can't remember a single thing about it. The trailer looks good though, looks like a fun show.
posted by mgriffioen at 12:20 PM on April 5, 2017 [7 favorites]


YAY. I enjoyed the first season a great deal.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 12:27 PM on April 5, 2017 [1 favorite]


Oh, come on, remember the one where they go to...
...

...! Oh, sweat! Where do they go? I remember they say, "Are you down... to clown... in _-town?" But I don't remember which fun, culture-drenched southern city it is. Dang, mgriffioen, you may be right. I remember laughing helplessly, but... at what did I laugh?

Oh, wait! Guy doing burpees! Guy doing burpees gets pose-with-rake job.

Anyway:
"Plus I fuck with Funyuns."
^reason enough.
posted by Don Pepino at 12:46 PM on April 5, 2017 [2 favorites]


Thanks to a free binge week from my cable provider, I just watched all the first season episodes. Loved it.
posted by larrybob at 12:55 PM on April 5, 2017


Aziz needs to get John-Ralphio on that show ASAP.
posted by Cranialtorque at 1:02 PM on April 5, 2017 [4 favorites]


My husband and I routinely say "The [noun]ening! It's happening!" to each other as a result of this show.
posted by skycrashesdown at 1:04 PM on April 5, 2017 [10 favorites]


Thanks to a free binge week from my cable provider, I just watched all the first season episodes. Loved it.

Binge week? Cable provider? Isn't the show on Netflix, where every week is binge week?

I dug this show a lot when I caught up with it last year. I feel like I've been on sort of the same journey as Aziz's character, in terms of figuring out how to be a functioning adult while also minimizing my level of jerkitude. There's so many sitcoms that are premised around awful people being either obliviously or consciously awful while never really learning anything, that I really responded to the overall earnestness of this show.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:27 PM on April 5, 2017 [1 favorite]


I felt the last couple eps really dragged. Some netflix series wear out their welcome in the finals episodes: Love, Kimmy Schmidt, Luke Cage...

Still Ill watch it. RIP Harris.
posted by kittensofthenight at 1:36 PM on April 5, 2017 [1 favorite]


I have a strange reaction to this show. I remember watching it and thinking it was really good, but for the life of me, I can't recall a single plot point or scene or joke or anything.

You don't remember the "Indians on TV" episode? Or the "Parents" episode?
posted by NoMich at 1:51 PM on April 5, 2017 [13 favorites]


I liked the first season pretty well. The show reminds me of the Woody Allen style where various characters have offbeat adventures in the city, commenting on modern life, but nothing very dramatic really ever happens, and funny but melancholy.
The credits definitely remind me of Woody Allen.
posted by Liquidwolf at 1:58 PM on April 5, 2017 [2 favorites]


It's a modern Seinfeld but optimistic and fun, in contrast with the vicious ugly modern Seinfeld of It's Always Sunny.
posted by Sangermaine at 3:31 PM on April 5, 2017 [4 favorites]


I enjoyed the first few episodes of the show but while it had some great starting episodes - the ones NoMich highlighted - it really did run out of steam.

While everybody's waiting for the second season, my comedian-in-New-York-having-misadventures timeslot is pretty well filled these days by Pete Holmes' Crashing, which is terrific and frequently depressing and which I am enjoying the hell out of.
posted by ZaphodB at 3:32 PM on April 5, 2017


I was JUST saying to my wife this week, "I guess there's no Season 2 for Master of None. Sad." Woo-hoo!
posted by latkes at 4:08 PM on April 5, 2017 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed the first few episodes of the show but while it had some great starting episodes - the ones NoMich highlighted - it really did run out of steam.

Funny, I felt the opposite. The first few episodes felt a little stiff to me, then on episode 4 or 5 or something everything clicked for me. The second to last episode was very unusual for what I guess is a sitcom?
posted by latkes at 4:10 PM on April 5, 2017 [1 favorite]


The first episode of MoN is the weakest, IMO, but for some reason I can't bring myself to rewatch the season 1 finale. Watching their relationship finish disintegrating was pretty hard.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:16 PM on April 5, 2017 [10 favorites]


Binge week? Cable provider? Isn't the show on Netflix, where every week is binge week?

I don't have Netflix but I have a cable provider who settled a legal tussle with Netflix so they make it available, usually for money, but this week for free.
posted by larrybob at 5:46 PM on April 5, 2017 [2 favorites]


I love Aziz 's parents, so I hope there is a lot of them in season 2.
posted by 4ster at 6:06 PM on April 5, 2017 [4 favorites]


While everybody's waiting for the second season, my comedian-in-New-York-having-misadventures timeslot is pretty well filled these days by Pete Holmes' Crashing, which is terrific and frequently depressing and which I am enjoying the hell out of.

That show had me at, "do you think vampires are afraid of lower case T's?"
posted by NoMich at 6:09 PM on April 5, 2017 [2 favorites]


It's a modern Seinfeld but optimistic and fun, in contrast with the vicious ugly modern Seinfeld of It's Always Sunny.

This is why the latter is so much better than the former.
posted by edeezy at 6:32 PM on April 5, 2017


i think this is a pretty good show. it's like a slightly less sad (but also less profound) version of the late, great show Louie. at least, it's much better than the other successors to that mantle, like marc maron's show. (i lump those together because they are all kinda focused on one sometimes loveable but often prickly or antisocial anti-hero man who navel-gazes a lot.)
posted by wibari at 12:00 AM on April 6, 2017


Binge week? Cable provider? Isn't the show on Netflix, where every week is binge week?

I don't have Netflix but I have a cable provider who settled a legal tussle with Netflix so they make it available, usually for money, but this week for free.


Wow, I had no idea that was even a thing. I haven't had cable since I moved out of my parents' place 15 years ago, so it blows my mind that Netflix is leasing their content to a cable provider's on-demand service instead of using the exclusivity of that content to encourage people to just cut the darn cord already. I subscribe to a couple of other streaming services, but if I needed to I could cut everything down to just Netflix and still never run out of stuff to watch.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:29 AM on April 6, 2017


I liked the first season at first, but then I remembered that I fucking hate rich people in my age bracket and that I wish I could kill and eat one of them.
posted by still bill at 6:31 AM on April 6, 2017 [4 favorites]


Nash-town!
posted by Don Pepino at 9:01 AM on April 6, 2017


That show had me at, "do you think vampires are afraid of lower case T's?"
posted by NoMich at 9:09 PM on April 5
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For me, it was "What do you think the employee discount is at the dollar store? Do you think it's just, 'take it'?"
posted by ZaphodB at 9:10 AM on April 6, 2017 [1 favorite]


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