Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Take Three: Master of None

Master of None: Season 1, Episode 3 “Hot Ticket” (B)

There are parts of this show that I’m still not too fond of, and I think that some characters may be much better than the overall ensemble and premise. Without his parents to figure into the mix, Dev was fully wrapped up in who he was going to bring to a secret show. My initial feelings about Arnold definitely hold true, and Denise and Brian are much better by comparison but not all that much. The casting of H. Jon Benjamin, recently seen on “Wet Hot American Summer” before his transformation into a talking can, as his costar Benjamin in his new movie role, is fun, and he definitely delivers a certain drollness that makes Dev’s obsessive nature stand out all the more. I like the clips from “The Sickening,” which is a truly ridiculous movie. After much back and forth, bringing Alice to the show seemed like a great idea until she went a little crazy doing impressions and then stole a jacket, resulting in a fight that she fully encouraged by trying to deny that it wasn’t hers. The whole episode perked up in a big way when Dev ran into Rachel, who immediately was infinitely cooler and more down to earth than Alice. I really am a big fan of Noel Wells, and I love that Rachel’s first point of conversation was the twins she gave birth to as a result of their actions in the pilot episode. Dev’s reaction to the news that she is trying to work things out with her boyfriend was great, and something tells me she made enough of an impression for him not to give up hope.

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