After four long years, Aziz Ansari’s acclaimed comedy-romance series Master of None has returned for a season 3. The series focuses on navigating love, friendship, and professional life in your late twenties/early thirties.
This sharp slice of life show is also best known for its cultural observations and how it blends together deep sincerity and witty humor. It’s easy to devour the new season with only five episodes, making the series a quick binge. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few movies and shows to satisfy your Master of None cravings while we wait for news of a season 4.
Love on Netflix
Love follows Mickey and Gus – two flawed, single people in their thirties living in LA and working through their romantic and professional lives. Like Master of None, Love explores the reality of a budding relationship and how it evolves over time. It doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of dating and how even a relationship with the best intentions doesn’t always succeed.
BoJack Horseman on Netflix
While a bit different style-wise, BoJack Horseman still follows the story of flawed individuals who are seeking out happiness. We see different stages and styles of relationships through several of the main characters. The series also explores the darker side of show business and tackles mature topics in a cleverly written way.
Additionally, BoJack has its handful of experimental episodes like Master of None‘s”New York I Love You” and “The Thief,” where the creators can spotlight their creative talents.
Crashing on Netflix
Crashing follows a group of twenty-somethings who live together as property managers of an abandoned hospital. Their job is to keep the building safe under strict rules in exchange for affordable rent. The group of six struggle with their own personal baggage and flaws as they desperately seek out personal connections. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s writing is sharp as ever, turning a simple premise into a strong emotional ride. Crashing is only six episodes long, but that makes it perfect for a cozy Friday night binge.
Lovesick on Netflix
Lovesick is a British sitcom about a group of friends sharing a house while the main character, Dylan (Johnny Flynn), learns of his STD and now has to tell every woman he’s been with so that they can get tested. The show relies heavily on flashbacks to portray Dylan’s past romantic encounters and all of the life changes his friends have experienced over the years. At its core, it’s a series about reaching your late twenties and watching your friend group slowly diverge and follow new paths.
Easy on Netflix
This comedy-drama anthology series set in Chicago follows several characters and storylines, each with a focus on modern love and relationships. Every episode is meant to stand alone and doesn’t require the viewer to watch previous episodes in order to follow the story, although the writers do revisit a few narratives in later seasons. This is the perfect series if you’re interested in seeing a wide range of relationships through a diverse cast.
The Incredible Jessica James on Netflix
Master of None alum, Noël Wells, makes an appearance in this indie romantic comedy set in New York. The film stars Jessica Williams who is an aspiring playwright recovering from a painful breakup. She meets a man named Boone and the two bond of their recent heartbreaks. Similar to Master of None, the presence of New York is strong and a character in itself with Williams as a charming and powerful lead.Next: Netflix is adding 23 new movies and shows this week