Master of None is my new favorite comedy on Netflix. I read in the Times that they compared the show to Louie but funnier, and I have to agree. Aziz Ansari is killing it. He was always one of my favorite characters on Parks and Rec but now he’s the focal point.
He’s dealing with current issues that 20 to 30-year-old people are dealing with in an interesting way. It’s HBO quality work, and Netflix is killing it. I think this show is another huge win for Netflix and I think it’s the bigger deal then Aziz Ansar breaking out on his first main stream starring role.
Netflix is paving the way for the future of entertainment and the production of content. They can do all the things HBO does but they aren’t tied to HBO’s quality standard. If somethings great, awesome, increase subscribers and add it to the catalog. If it sucks, ok lets move on. HBO especially since they are still tied to the time slot programming schedule which is about to be extinct. HBO unleashes usually three new seasons every 12 – 16 weeks. I’m sure Netflix is on a similar pace but it feels much faster. There lineup is already getting robust.
From a group that started out with House of Cards and Orange is the new black has exploded over the past year to include Bloodlines (one of my favorite seasons of this year), Kimmie Schmidt, Jane the Virgin, Peaky Blinders, Bojack Horseman, and Narcos. I know some of these shows aren’t all produced by Netflix. Some are produced by the BBC, like Peaky Blinders, or the main channel in Norway, Lilyhammer, but Amazon owns the rights to distribute them in the USA.
Netflix is also dominating in many places other than America where HBO will want to catch up.
On top of their great adult programming what they’ve managed to hook is into is there always available, easily accessible kids library. This is probably the main thing that keeps us coming back to Netflix. It might be to the point that we can’t live without it. That’s the reason HBO secured Sesame Street. They are trying to develop the kids programming because people like me with children who get there kids hooked on a show are way less likely to cancel if there child wants it.
This is an interesting topic and it’s something i want to continue to write about but I don’t have the time to complete it now.
Till next time.