You have probably seen the Tweets, Facebook posts, and articles raving about Netflix’s original series Master Of None starring Aziz Ansari. Metacritic gave it a 91/100 and IMDB gave it a 8.7/10 so it’s definitely worth your time based on that alone. But what’s really grabbing our attention isn’t the jokes (although they are hilarious) but the social commentary and what it means to be an immigrant or child of an immigrant in this country.
Almost everyone living in America today is the son or daughter of an immigrant, and those stories deserve to be told, heard, and shared all over. The “Parents” episode of Master Of None really hits home and discusses the nuances of what it’s like to be first-generation kids. Buzzfeed ran an article earlier this week where they asked 11 first-generation kids how they felt about the episode. It’s 100 percent worth your time to read it, check out the article here. These social dialogues are really important, so here’s to hoping more shows are willing to dive into these social topics in the future as well.