What Does "Amarsi Un Po" Mean On 'Master Of None'? The Episode 9 Title Represents Dev & Francesca's Relationship
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR MASTER OF NONE SEASON 2 Watching Master Of None Season 2 provides a romantic Italian getaway from the comfort of viewers' own couches. Aziz Ansari's taste in music, food, and clothes may make viewers feel just a tad more sophisticated by watching his show. However, unlike Ansari, I'm muddling my way through the Italian language that Dev seemed to pick up instantly. So, what does “Amarsi Un Po” mean on Master of None?
According to a quick Google Translate search, the episode title means "Love each other a little." Uh stop being so romantic, Aziz. Just kidding, don't ever change. While the title has a translation that lives up to American viewers' expectations, the phrase is also the title of various Italian media.
"Amarsi Un Po" is a 1977 song composed by Lucio Battisti and Mogol, and performed by Lucio Battisti. "Amarsi Un Po" was the most sold single of the year in Italy. And, the classic has since been covered by several artists. When following the Wikipedia rabbit hole of "Amarsi Un Po," one also discovers that there is a 1984 Italian romantic comedy movie of the same name.
If you Googled this episode title, it's a safe bet you don't speak Italian. So, below is the song itself and a translation of the "Amarsi Un Po" song lyrics, translated by lyricstranslate.com
"Loving (each other) a bit is like drinking, it’s easier to breathe, it’s enough to look at each other and then come closer a bit and never ever be afraid, no no! Loving (each other) a bit is like blooming a bit it helps, you know, to not die without hiding manifesting yourself is possible to escape the loneliness. But, liking each other, no to partake in this is difficult almost like flying. How many obstacles and how much suffering and also discouragements and tears in order to become us, really us, united indivisible close but unattainable? But, liking each other, no to partake in this is difficult almost like flying. In order to become us, really us united indivisible close but unattainable... "
So the song seems to discuss the ease of passion and love and but the difficulty of maintaining love in the long term, to continue liking each other. It's a pretty good metaphor for Dev and Francesca's relationship, actually.
Master Of None is providing a romantic escape to viewers via Dev's Italian adventure in Season 2. And, unlike Ansari, fans didn't need to spend money on airfare or renew a passport, they just need a Netflix account.
"In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual.
The next day, I got a text from her saying that although 'it may have seemed okay,' upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said.
I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue."