Thank You Aziz Ansari for ‘Master of None’

Recently I was talking to a friend about Aziz Ansari‘s Netflix show ‘Master of None’ and how refreshing it is to watch “someone” else address the whole lack of minority representation in TV/movies.

For those of you not in the know ‘Master of None’ is about a 32-year old Indian-American actor (Dev) who is attempting to make his way in life in New York City.

In episode 4 ‘Indians on TV’ Aziz touches on how Indians are depicted in movies/tv. Aziz first struggles with the stereotypes and only being up for roles where the Indian is a taxi cab driver, with an over the top accent. Then he and his buddy (fellow Indian-American) try out for a buddy show and are denied when the network doesn’t believe they can put on a show with 2 Indians.

As my friend pointed out, for years now it’s always Black people talking about the stereotypical roles of minorities in film/tv.

  • Always have to be the thug?
  • Always portrayed speaking in slang?
  • Black women as sassy black friend

Now we hear the Indian perspective

  • Why do Indians always have to be cab drivers, convenient store owners, and scientist?
  • Why are Indians never depicted as love interest, especially men?
  • Why are white actors hired to play Indians instead of just hiring Indian actors?

Overall checkout ‘Master of None’ good cast and good writing….


As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

The Mitt Romney Documentary


“Mitt”, the documentary released on Netflix was supposed to be a look at Mitt Romney behind the scenes of the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. While you get an interesting look into Mitt leading the into debates against President Obama, there is not a whole lot the documentary offers you into who Mitt Romney really is.

There was a couple of interesting moments between Mitt and his inner circle (family) before and after debates. You get a glimpse inside the Romney camp after the 1st debate, where their confidence was sky-high. The 2nd debate it falls apart for Team Romney, the confusion about concerning Benghazi and whether or not the president called it an act of terror the next day in the Rose Garden; seemed to shake Romney up after the debate.

Other than that no other interesting parts as you have a brief moment of Mitt discussing taxes and the burden on small business, but that’s it. No real insight into the 47% blunder or any other major moments on the campaign trail.

I will say that the Mitt Romney in this documentary is the Mitt that should have been seen on the campaign trail. The Mitt in the documentary was a lot more real than the Mitt campaigning.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!