• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2015
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 0 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Nov 6, 2015
    100
    A polished jewel of the genre starring an actor-comedian who has seized this opportunity and soared with it.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Nov 6, 2015
    100
    Like "Louie" before it, Master of None is unpredictable in where it's headed next. It uses the natural rhythms of life--of conversation--to move forward with the topics Ansari and Yang want to discuss.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Nov 6, 2015
    100
    As you would expect, very (very) funny.
  4. 100
    Quippy, topical but also thoughtful, Master of None is perfectly binge-worthy and thus the ideal Netflix show. If you start watching, be sure to set aside time for all 10 episodes.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Nov 5, 2015
    100
    The best new TV comedy this fall isn't actually on TV.... Master of None is very much in the style of "Louis," except it is funnier. Really. It's far less about drama and more about comedy. This is a show for adults, about adults.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Nov 5, 2015
    100
    Master of None, the year’s best comedy straight out of the gate, is a lot of things.
  7. 100
    It's innovative, shockingly clever, sophisticated, sexy, and beautifully executed. In other words, it's the opposite of virtually every sitcom in prime time.
  8. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Nov 3, 2015
    100
    By the end of the season, Master of None is so confident in its tone and execution that it almost feels like a show in its fourth or fifth year.... Yes, this year of Peak TV continues. And this is one of its best shows.
  9. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Nov 3, 2015
    100
    This is a great show, which you might expect given the number of "Parks" veterans involved (including Mike Schur in a godfather capacity as one of the executive producers), but which still feels surprising given the show's clever structure and eagerness to embrace other perspectives.
  10. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 26, 2015
    100
    It doesn’t really make sense to list the stand-outs because there that would imply the existence of lesser episodes, and there are none. Still several installments epitomize the care with which Ansari and Yang have crafted multidimensional characters and situation.
  11. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Nov 23, 2015
    91
    There are times when the dialogue is rough and doesn’t flow quite right, but not enough to overshadow the humor. Ansari has a gem of a show here.
  12. Reviewed by: Molly Eichel
    Nov 3, 2015
    91
    Ansari and Yang come out of the gate strong, showcasing who they are and how they view the world with a clarity and assuredness that few others have been able to master.
  13. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Oct 29, 2015
    91
    It’s a powerful expression of his [Aziz Ansari's] perspective and range--and one of 2015’s best shows.
  14. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Nov 19, 2015
    90
    Master of None, one of the most assured shows in recent memory, knows exactly what it’s doing.
  15. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Nov 6, 2015
    90
    Master of None avoids comedy conventions, eschewing a regular cast in favor of recurring characters and guest stars who pop up in episodes devoted to different themes. The show plays a bit like “Louie” in that way, but Master of None is funnier, less dramatic and tonally closer to Woody Allen’s lighter fare.
  16. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Nov 6, 2015
    90
    The stories gain richness when Dev moves outside his comfort zone.... There is no level on which Master Of None does not bring pleasure.
  17. Reviewed by: Mark Peikert
    Nov 5, 2015
    90
    Master of None is more articulate than any other show at putting under a microscope that generation’s neuroses, desires, and ambivalence. The series also happens to be sexy, hilarious, and very moving, a tribute to Ansari’s observational powers and ability to pinpoint the zeitgeist.
  18. Reviewed by: David Sims
    Nov 5, 2015
    90
    While Louie is often aggressively dreamlike, Master of None feels like a perfect distillation of Ansari’s best comedy. It picks apart the social conventions of his generation, ponders the insidiousness of racism and sexism in entertainment, and obsesses over his inability to form romantic connections--a smart comedy of manners that has more in common with Seinfeld than its contemporaries.
  19. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Nov 4, 2015
    90
    It is a vibrant, original pleasure.
  20. 90
    If Master of None isn't perfect, it's awfully damn close. Along with recent shows like Catastrophe, Transparent, and Broad City, Master feels like the point of contemporary half-hour narrative television.
  21. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Nov 4, 2015
    90
    Catastrophe, You’re the Worst, and The Mindy Project have proved that long-term relationships can be funny, sexy, enduring, and volatile all once. Master of None joins their ranks: the sweetest, realest, and most poignant of the bunch.
  22. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Nov 2, 2015
    90
    Dev may be drifting a bit, but Master of None sets exceptionally ambitious goals for itself--and for the most part, it nails them.
  23. Reviewed by: Sam Woolf
    Oct 30, 2015
    90
    The writing, cast, and characters are all so enjoyable that Netflix ordering another season would seem a no-brainer.
  24. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Nov 16, 2015
    80
    Wide-ranging and genuinely funny.
  25. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Nov 6, 2015
    80
    Master of None is about grappling with a specific kind of privilege, and figuring out how to live with it; in that sense, it is the definitive millennial comedy.
  26. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Nov 5, 2015
    80
    [Master of None] is smart, sweet and funny in ways both familiar and fresh.
  27. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Nov 5, 2015
    80
    The overall effect of Master of None is one of fullness and fun.
  28. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Nov 5, 2015
    80
    Master of None is a warmer, sweeter show than "Louie" often is, and it's less cynical than a raft of other comedies on TV and elsewhere.
  29. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Oct 22, 2015
    80
    There's a corollary here to Louis CK and his FX series Louie, though Ansari and Master of None are not yet on that level.... What he's proving, with each episode of Master of None, is that he was the right choice for a fresh vision of a TV show.
  30. Reviewed by: Josh Bell
    Nov 5, 2015
    70
    Like Louie, Master of None sometimes seems a bit scattered, and not everything Ansari tries works.
  31. Reviewed by: Zach Hollwedel
    Nov 4, 2015
    70
    It sounds a tried and true setup, but Master of None immediately breaks the mold, infusing the struggling actor formula with a touching helping of both heart and humor.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 539 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 539
  1. Nov 7, 2015
    10
    Great show by Aziz Ansari. Nice to see him step into a lead role and kill it. The show is refreshing, and also relate-able. If you like AzizGreat show by Aziz Ansari. Nice to see him step into a lead role and kill it. The show is refreshing, and also relate-able. If you like Aziz in parks and rec or his stand up, you'll like him in this show even more. Full Review »
  2. Nov 20, 2015
    3
    I really wanted to like this show, but it's just not that funny. I've seen Aziz perform stand up in addition to his acting work, and it seemsI really wanted to like this show, but it's just not that funny. I've seen Aziz perform stand up in addition to his acting work, and it seems he gets cheesier every time I watch him. Some of Master of None's episodes had potential, but the show can't get past its own sentimentality. Not too mention all the heavy-handed-yet-obvious morality plays, like "text people back!" and "talk to your parents!" The dialogue is stilted and leaves little room for shades of gray, competing analyses, or, you know, the things that make TV shows fun to watch. Out of all the episodes I watched, I thought "Indian People on TV" was the best - somewhat funny and politically incisive. The others are the intellectual equivalent of talking to your high school-aged cousin about how dating is messed up sometimes. Full Review »
  3. Nov 11, 2015
    4
    Average at best and overrated. Neither exceedingly funny or original. Tries to emulate "Louie", and is nowhere near as funny or smart, and IfAverage at best and overrated. Neither exceedingly funny or original. Tries to emulate "Louie", and is nowhere near as funny or smart, and If you already find Aziz Ansari annoying it's all the more difficult to enjoy. Full Review »