Corporate Video Production: Master of None (Season 2, 2017)

Corporate Video Production: What Film Are We Watching?

This week at Crash Symphony Productions, in order to inform our approach to corporate video production, we’re watching the second season of Master of None, the Netflix Original series written by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang.

The second season of Master of None is just as good as the first season. Aziz Ansari delivers a well-crafted season that honours his trademark combination of pathos, wit and heart. This season evokes the romance of classic foreign films, there are Woody Allen undertones, La Aventura is directly referenced multiple times, it takes place between Italy and New York, and his co-star and love interest Francesca, played by Alessandra Mastronardi, herself recalls the look of a French New Wave starlet, like Anna Karina or Chantal Goya.

The second season has enjoyed a very positive critical reception, online and in more traditional forms of evaluation. After watching Season 2 I couldn’t wait for a third season, but regarding that Ansari has said Vulture “I don’t know if we’re going to do a season three. I wouldn’t be surprised if I needed a looonng [sic] break before I could come back to it […] I’ve got to become a different guy before I write a third season, is my personal thought, I’ve got to get married or have a kid or something. I don’t have anything else to say about being a young guy being single in New York eating food around town all the time.”

There’s enough variety in these episodes to capture everyone. And like Season One, there are some truly unexpected episodes that end up being riveting explorations of contemporary New York life. There is one episode that follows a different person or group of people throughout New York in one day. It starts with a concierge, goes through a deaf couple, and ends up focusing on a taxi driver. It’s bound to be an underrated treasure.