The Hit List: May Edition

1/ Master of None 2

Comedian Aziz Ansari’s wonderful Netflix show, Master of None is back for a second season and all 10 episodes are available to stream now. Anyone who follows Aziz on Instagram will already know of his hilarious obsession with pasta. And those should be unsurprised but pleasantly amused that the start of the season sees his character, Dev and best mate, gentle giant Arnold, played by Eric Wareheim in Italy learning how to make the aforementioned pasta, eating pasta and finding their way abroad (possibly with more pasta).

Master on None fans, expect the same sweet, quirky, loveable, uncomfortable themes you fell in love with in season one but with much, much more of it in season two. I’m already hooked.

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2/ Unicorns: Mythical Creature or Social Media Fodder?

Was Starbuck’s recent creation, the playfully named Unicorn Frappuccino, a feat of culinary expertise or just the product of some genius in their marketing department? Some critics had dubbed the colour changing beverage as a pure social media ploy because surely who wants to drink that, but wow it sure looks freaking cool!

And with such a photogenic product came the selfies and product placement peppering our Instagram and Pinterest feeds. Even if this drink wasn’t available in your country, you were sure to know about it. Hello, free advertising.

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3/ Mindhorn

You can say the kooky cult British comedy, The Mighty Boosh is like Marmite. You either love it or hate it. But really, I think, you either get it or you don’t get the very-far-out-there style of humour comic visionaries, Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding deliver, the writers of the show.

After three seasons, The Mighty Boosh had left our TVs, however new to cinemas this month, with the film Mindhorn written by Julian Barratt and fellow Boosh castmate, Simon Farnaby, we’re hoping for a glimpse of Boosh-style comedy once again.

Julian Barratt plays Bruce P. Mindhorn, a fictional detective who has a bionic eye that could “see the truth”. Cue to present times and he’s now middle aged, overweight and living a not-so-glamorous life in North London. When a serial killer is on the loose who will only speak to Mindhorn, whom he believes to be real, he has to reprise his role to help save the day. Silly stuff but the concept works and is a must-see for May.

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4/ Danny Wallace

No one ever looks forward to their morning commute to work but Thursday is my new favourite day to travel on the tube because it’s Shortlist day. Shortlist, the free weekly culture mag that gets handed out in front of the Tube, targeted to male readers yes, but I prefer the tone of voice and is a comical relief to Wednesday’s sober Stylist magazine.

I pick up a copy on my way into the station and quickly thumb through its pages until I land on my weekly written crush, Danny Wallace’s column on…well, he doesn’t really have a weekly theme except for his quirky writing style which I delight in. With his pauses, his awkward inner dialogue and the way he magnifies the most uninspired, mundane things of every day life, his articles provide ten minutes of pure joy to my commute and to my day.

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5/ No Ka’oi

Meet the utterly cool and modern luxury sportswear brand that fuses fashion and function. Fashercise at its finest, this brand’s strong in delivering eye-catching block colour combinations, stripes and graphic patterns. If you haven’t gone to the gym in a while, now you have no excuse.

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Images source: 1/ Netflix.com, 2/ Pinterest, 3/ Google images, 4/ Google images, 5/ No Ka’oi

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