Master of None: Old People
November 15, 2015 11:28 AM - Season 1, Episode 8 - Subscribe

An unexpected death inspires Dev and Rachel to visit Rachel's grandmother, while Arnold contends with a strange inheritance
posted by The Gooch (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Loved this one SO much.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 11:56 AM on November 15, 2015


This show is exceeding all of my expectations.

I'm wondering if Aziz is using any of the material he gathered from that research project he was doing recently: the little bits about the grandparents' younger days feel quite real. If so, he's becoming kind of a comedic Studs Turkel. And we can use any kind of Studs Turkel we can get.

Or maybe the show's just really well written. I recently lost my elderly mom to dementia -- she used to have a stuffed Clifford the Big Red Dog that she adored. So I dissolved into tears shortly after the final credits rolled.

Paro is for real, BTW.
posted by Sheydem-tants at 2:51 PM on November 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


Looking back at all the episodes, this one and episode two (Parents), really stand out to me as my favorite episodes. They are both just the right mixture of humor and poignancy for me.
posted by noneuclidean at 5:55 PM on November 15, 2015


The stuff with Paro really touched me.

The stuff with Grandma ditching Dev also rang true to me. The part that did not necessarily ring true was Rachel immediately jumping to where Grandma went - they just spent the episode establishing that Rachel hadn't been around Grandma much recently and yeah, I get that there's family history involved but since Rachel hasn't been around much her immediately knowing where Grandma went just kind of bothered me a little. That could just be me reading my own family stuff into it, though.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 8:12 PM on November 15, 2015


(Around her much...ugh, missed edit window on that one.)

I really liked how willing Dev was to spend time with Grandma. Really fed into the getting to know different generations arc of the season. I love that there is a show that's not a cooking show that allows characters to be legitimately excited about putting tasty foods in their faces.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 8:24 PM on November 15, 2015


I also want a Paro!

Grandma Carol was awesome. I bet a lot of us wish we had awesome grandmas like that.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:47 PM on November 15, 2015


I'm wondering if Aziz is using any of the material he gathered from that research project he was doing recently: the little bits about the grandparents' younger days feel quite real. If so, he's becoming kind of a comedic Studs Turkel. And we can use any kind of Studs Turkel we can get.

He wrote a book, Modern Romance.
posted by sweetkid at 7:50 AM on November 16, 2015


Okay, but you know what pisses me off?

Their apartments are so goddamn nice.

Arnold's flat is dope! Those old-looking books all tangled higgledy-piggledly, matching chairs, a slim TV? B-plot set dressers went to town.

Or can all jobbing actors (Dev's pad is amazing too - I don't know what Arnold does) in their early 30s afford places like this in NYC?
posted by Chichibio at 3:20 PM on November 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


Paro is $5000.
posted by larrybob at 11:01 AM on April 4


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