After auditioning for a movie called The Sickening, Dev and his friend Brian discuss how their entire lives are the way they are because their immigrant parents sacrificed everything to move to America.They thank them by taking them to dinner, and discover the harshness of the lives they went through.Dev's friend Denise invites him to a work party, where he meets her publication's food critic, Nina (Claire Danes).
The series was created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, and stars Ansari in the lead role of Dev Shah, a 30-year-old actor, mostly following his romantic, professional, and cultural experiences.
The first season was set in New York City, and consisted of ten episodes. Jon Benjamin as Benjamin, an acting colleague on the film The Sickening; Leonard Ouzts as Lawrence, the producer of Clash of the Cupcakes in the second season; and Ansari's real-life parents Shoukath and Fatima, who play Dev's parents.
Dev hopes that this will all help bring him and his parents closer together.
Dev gets two tickets to a secret show and starts asking girls out.
Rachel texts Dev that she and her boyfriend have broken up, and to make their first date memorable, he asks her if she would like to fly to Nashville for a day with him.