Indian Matchmaking season 1 review – this is surprisingly great

July 15, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
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Netflix series Indian Matchmaking season 1


This Netflix series has definitely delivered above expectations, laying out matchmaking on an in-depth and carefully articulated level.

This review of Netflix series Indian Matchmaking season 1 contains no spoilers on any outcomes. The reality series will be out on Netflix on July 16, 2020.

In many narrative forms, whether it be books, film, or TV, matchmaking in Indian culture gets a lot of heat. They mostly focus on a woman or man pressured into seeking marriage via an arrangement, often platformed by their own families, regardless if they have an interest in their opposite. But like everything, there’s always a bad story to tell. What the stories do not tell us, are the young romantics and families that embrace the prospect of long term relationships sensibly and with best interests at heart. Welcome, Indian Matchmaking. 

Matchmaker and marriage consultant Sima Taparia heads the show — renowned for her expertise and success rate in gaining the singles’ preferences and their parent’s desires. She has a knack for it evidently, a trusted profession at ensuring that needs are met — and not just traditionally but superficially as well, honing in on the realistic aspect that couples have to find each other attractive. Indian Matchmaking brings forth the GOAT in an easy-to-watch format.

Expectations for the Netflix series will be low but only because many will expect such a traditional approach. With Sima Taparia leading the fray, audiences will feel like they are on the ride with her as she deals with a whole host of issues — there are many variables to matchmaking in this culture, and quite often a single ‘must-have’ can ruin an entire opportunity, wasting plenty of work. Indian Matchmaking sees the expert at work, pitching at young people today that require more than just a few incompatibilities — it’s the modern world after all.

In terms of the singles and their families, Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking season 1 does well to keep it diverse, not putting the culture into one box, instead showing a variety of families that work and live in different ways. Plenty of ideologies are brought to the board, but they feel justified and reasoned — the Netflix series does not attempt to dismantle a belief or an opinion. Instead, it makes it a process.

This Netflix series has definitely delivered above expectations, laying out matchmaking on an in-depth and carefully articulated level.

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