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How contemporary social themes are handled in new Netflix show Master of None

The new Netflix original series ‘Master of None’, brainchild of Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, covers important social themes in some of its episodes, for example racism against Indian actors and yellowface, sexism in the media and in daily life, how the elderly are treated, and being the child of immigrant parents in the U.S. What effects does the show’s handling of these topics have, is the balance right between comedy and commentary, and where do these themes go by the end of the show?

  • What is the core point you're driving at? Are you looking at the effects the show will have on the audience, or the effects the ideas will have if they spread into larger society? – MichelleAjodah 6 years ago
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