Master of None - Season 2

Anyone started watching yet? My wife and I caught the first episode last night and I really enjoyed it. Great homage to The Bicycle Thieves. I'm so glad this show is back! I don't plan on binging it though as this is the type of show I like to string out over a few weeks.

I can't wait to see where they take it this year concept-wise.
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  • Shum Utah
    I've seen three episodes so far, and I'm really enjoying it. I could watch a whole season of Dev and Arnold hanging out and eating food. Their size difference alone never stops being hilarious. Great show! Really excited to keep watching.
    DaveyMacTravispavlovsbell
  • Had it on in the background at work last night. Think it did manage to be better than S1. But same issue as last season, I find the bad/amateur acting to be really distracting. But worth a watch otherwise.
    akritenbrinkTravis
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Yeah I wasn't a huge fan of season 1.
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    Angie Kritenbrink
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  • I liked both seasons a lot, finished season 2 last night I won't go into spoilers but I was annoyed and then I was pleased
  • UnderwoodUnderwood Philadelphia, PA
    Loved this season, watched it all in one sitting on Saturday. Especially those last three episodes. I feel like I fell in love with a certain someone right along with Dev.  
    Travis
    "The mouse lady had kind eyes"
  • The acting kind of put me off early in the first season, but for whatever reason it sort of became part of the charm for me. And I really love the interplay between Dev and Arnold. 

    I can't wait to see them back together this season. Still only seen the first episode, though.
    Travis
  • We're 5 in and I'm really enjoying it. Man, I just love how food centric it is, and the show just oozes with charm. I won't get into it, but I love the celebrity chef guy. I guess it's hard with Netflix shows because everyone is somewhere different and you don't want to get into specifics, but I'm having a whole lot of fun with it. 

    I don't agree, but in line with what some people are saying my wife mentioned the acting too and I do get it (maybe I just find the whole thing so charming that it doesn't matter to me. That happens to me a lot) and she summed it up as "you can just see the acting in front of the performance and it really takes you out of it." She also wondered if it was edited better if that may be the fix of it, and I can totally see that being a problem particularly in a show where it is meant to feel really organic. Either way I can see how that would be really distracting.
    phoenyx1023pavlovsbellDaveyMac

    I really want a Grizzly Bear sidekick, but Daniel Rossen won't return my phone calls.

  • @Travis Totally get the charm factor too. His parents, for instance, are adorable and it doesn't bother me quite as much with them. (Side note: I lol'd thru that entire 'take your son to work day' scene).

    I think the Thanksgiving episode might top the season for me. But overall, a lot of this season was pretty artfully done. Some pleasant surprises mixed in there.
    Travis
  • Oh man, his dad is so great! That dude just pops off the screen and it just feels good to see him do his thing. His mom is very charming as well. The episode around his aunt, uncle, and cousin being in town was a great one. 

    I don't think we've made it to Thanksgiving yet, but I'm looking forward to it. 
    pavlovsbell

    I really want a Grizzly Bear sidekick, but Daniel Rossen won't return my phone calls.

  • pavlovsbellpavlovsbell Brooklyn, NY
    edited May 15
    I've seen only the first two episodes (ended up watching all of Dear White People instead this weekend). I enjoyed the riffs on Bicycle Thieves and La Notte, and I'm looking forward to more Italian film homages in future episodes.

    The acting was painful to watch in the first season (not his parents, though, I love them), but I gave it a pass because I'm so eager for nonwhite male stories, and the show gave off a vibe similar to early-career indie films where the budget is low and the actors are... not superskilled. It was charming and fresh. I've read that the second season is more self-assured, so we'll see.
    Travisphoenyx1023DaveyMac
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  • Really enjoying it so far, but the acting is really just awful. 
  • edited May 15

     I think the Thanksgiving episode might top the season for me. 

    Early on in season 2 I was kind of meh about the whole thing. I thought the Thanksgiving episode was really, really great. I don't know if that episode just won me over or what, but I really enjoyed the last few episodes that came after that.
    phoenyx1023
  • aberry89aberry89 California
    Binged the whole thing in one day. I work from home XD

    So great, better than the first, which was extraordinary in my opinion. The bottle episodes are always my favorite. Loved Denise's episode and the one about religion. 

    I can't say I really enjoyed the character of Francesca. Something about her personality grated on me, and what she did - although human, was pretty shitty. I dunno, maybe it was the actress, not the charachter, that I didnt like. 
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  • Shum Utah
    Just finished season 2 today and really liked it. I thought Francesca was pretty charming, but I definitely preferred Rachel. I just loved their chemistry and sense of humor.

    I loved the Denise episode, and also thought the New York, I Love You episode featuring random people throughout the city was very clever and well done.

    Great show! Can't wait for season 3.
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Enjoyed the first season just fine, but they really stepped it up for the second. Really like that every episode has it's own thing going on, but still fits in with the overall story and themes. Doesn't hurt that the soundtrack is awesome.
    DaveyMac
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  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Only downside is this season makes me want to knock out pasta and wine like madman.
    I just want to be famous enough that a porn parody gets made about me.
  • hisdudeness915hisdudeness915 Atlanta, Ga
    I'm not finished with the season yet but I just had to make a post about that Thanksgiving episode. Damn, what a great episode of television that was. Probably top 3 of any Netflix show for me. Plus, Angela Bassett
    UnderwoodTravis
  • MrXMrX CO
    Thanksgiving = amazing, might be my favorite of the series. Angela Bassett playing the mom at 4-5 different points in time was just so impressive.

    The dating ep. was really good just for the writing/editing. The way they cut between the different dates throughout the episode was cool. I also liked Wrestlemania/Ramen girl.

    Religion ep. was a continuation of using is parents to great effect. As someone who was raised in a somewhat religious house (Jewish) and is now an atheist, I've also experience the "mom disappointment" in a very similar way. And the bacon cold open was great.

    NY I Love You was fun too! But now I have that goddamn song stuck in my head.
    hisdudeness915phoenyx1023TravisChinaskiNoel
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Hm maybe I will have to check it out, if everyone is saying it was better than season 1. I didn't hate season 1, just felt Meh about it, except the parts with Claire Danes, which I thought were awesome, and the parts with his dad, which I thought were charming.
    Travis
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    Angie Kritenbrink
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  • That was an incredible season of television. I got Before Sunset vibes from the ending but in a slightly twisted way. So many great episodes.
    DaveyMacTravis
  • I just saw the Thanksgiving episode. Fantastic stuff. That small gesture that Denise's mother gives at that end towards her daughter was incredibly moving to me. Can't wait to see the final few.
    hisdudeness915Travis
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited June 5
    We finally put this one to bed a few days ago and I love it. I do think it was better than season one, as much as I thoroughly enjoyed season 1. Thanksgiving totally lived up to the praise. The romance of it was so charming and difficult, as this show has really come to execute so well. Bobby Cannavale doing a great job of being Bobby Cannavale. I would totally watch Cupcake Wars, and probably hate myself for it a little. I loved it. Great, great season of tv.
    hisdudeness915Underwood

    I really want a Grizzly Bear sidekick, but Daniel Rossen won't return my phone calls.

  • OldGriswoldOldGriswold Brooklyn
    Allora!  I'm three episodes in.  I really wanted to like this season.  I enjoyed the first season a lot.

    So far, I'm underwhelmed.  Maybe it's because I'm so tired, but very little of it is resonating for me (though I did like the bit where he is dating).  Humour seems very forced if at all remotely funny, and the huge guy is a terrible actor.

    I don't know, man.
    Yeah? Well, y'know... that's just like uh... your opinion, man.
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    MrX said:

    Thanksgiving = amazing, might be my favorite of the series. Angela Bassett playing the mom at 4-5 different points in time was just so impressive.

    i completely agree. my favorite episode of the season.

    and holy shit, Angela Basset looks fantastic. i'm convinced her and Pharrell are vampires
    DaveyMacTravis
  • @Chinaski Right?! My wife was just telling me how old Pharrell was the other day (I think it was his birthday and they were talking about it on the Today Show) and it blew my mind. Bassett too. She looks practically the same as she did in the 90s. It's pretty crazy.

    I really want a Grizzly Bear sidekick, but Daniel Rossen won't return my phone calls.

  • Very good show with a few episodes that were absolutely excellent.  Very creative and funny
    TravisDaveyMac
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