Watching the slick editing and camerawork that makes this episode come together is a lot of fun, but this installment isn’t just trying to look clever.The perilously edited experience is meant to convey the exhaustion of app dating, and Dev’s evening does indeed feel exhausting by the time it’s over. Each new face plays more and more like an attack.“First Date” certainly takes a page from “Mornings” and “Parents,” two stylized episodes from the show’s first season that helped test the waters for this sort of experiment.
Dev departed on 13 February 2015, after Harkishin asked for an extended break from the show, Dev returned on 1 June 2015.Continuing right where the last season left off, deals with a multitude of different topics that make up for its lengthy hiatus—including race, religion, and an absolutely incredible episode about sexuality.But the connective tissue between all of the themes of the show is finding love—regardless of the good, the bad, and the ugly.When she returns to The Rovers Return with bandaged wrists, Dev exposes her lies by ripping off the bandages, revealing no cuts.Some time later, Dev almost marries barmaid Geena Gregory (Jennifer James), but her mother is unhappy and pays Karen Mc Donald (Suranne Jones) to set him up so Geena will dump him.and many more, which all effectively portray realistic, flawed glimpses of modern love.
Aziz Ansari is a comedian who’s devoted a good deal of the later stages of his career to dissecting and having fun with modern love.
Amy Goskirk (Jayne Ashbourne), a former girlfriend, follows Dev to Weatherfield, claiming he had promised to marry her.
He denies this, claiming she is mentally unstable so she claims to be pregnant and that she attempted suicide.
Ansari’s Netflix series, feels like the perfect synthesis of many of his ideas on the subject.
The series has presented some conventional relationship stories over its run, but it’s also turned out ambitious, stylistic experiments that have helped the show find its voice and push it into a higher art form.
The overarching storyline of the season, what people will most likely be talking about for quite some time, is the unrequited love story between Dev and his Italian love interest Francesca.