'Master of None' beautifully unravels identity

It chauvinistically validates male self-entitlement

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Raw identity. "Master of None" creators Aziz Ansar and Alan Yang demonstrate their skillful vision in creating a show that balances social commentary, self-deprecating humor and profound storytelling, believes Anis Shivani of Salon. It highlights the perspective of multi-ethnic and disabled people and their relationships to their environments. The show stands out because of the way it contrasts the standard middle class white viewpoint, which we are used to from television. Giving the viewer a revealing window into each character’s mindset, "Master of None" asks poignant questions about race and identity in the subtlest and most relatable of ways.

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Fake feminism. Dev Shah, the character portrayed by Aziz Ansari in “Master of None,” frustratingly glorifies the modern trend of "nice guys," who feign chivalry and social awareness, masking a childish masculine self-entitlement, argues EJ Dickson of Bustle. This comes to the fore particularly when he makes seemingly platonic and beginning gestures to an engaged woman, only to chastise her when she rejects his following advances. The show rewards and validates this behavior, concluding that such self-entitlement is justified. The idea that the "friend zone" is just an obstacle to be overcome, the show ignores women’s decisions in favor of glorifying male conquest.

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