Netflix Year in Review: 17 best Netflix Originals of 2017

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Writers Aziz Ansari (L) and Lena Waithe accept the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for ‘Master of None’ onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Writers Aziz Ansari (L) and Lena Waithe accept the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for ‘Master of None’ onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /

16. Master of None

Master of None is the award-winning series from Parks and Rec alums Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. It really proves that Ansari is far more than vain metrosexual Tom Haverford; he’s a comedic force to be reckoned with.

For this sweet and goofy comedy, Ansari works as both writer and actor. His character, Dev, who is loosely inspired by Ansari himself, is a 30-something actor struggling to figure out life and love. He watches as his friends take big steps in their lives, while he often feels stagnant himself. Still, he presses on and consequently provides us with powerful insights into different cultures and different stages of life.

The second season was released early this year and does not falter. It carries the momentum of the first season well and seemingly improves upon the original material. It features fascinating profiles of interesting characters, one of which – that of Dev’s friend Denise – won Ansari and his co-writer and co-star Lena Waithe a historic Emmy.

This show is a critical darling for a reason. It very practically balances whimsy with seriousness. We believe every moment of Dev’s life.  Master of None season two currently sits at a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, matching the score of the first installment. It actually improved with audiences between seasons, climbing from 89% of people scoring the show positively to 90%.

If you haven’t yet seen this beautiful show, not to worry! While Ansari’s modern comedy classic has not yet been renewed for a third season, the audience and awards response promises another successful installment.