Decoupled season 1 review – a laid-back and easy-to-follow comedy

December 17, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
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Summary

The comedy series has a lot to give, and while it feels like a surface-level story, there are plenty of chuckles to be enjoyed.

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Summary

The comedy series has a lot to give, and while it feels like a surface-level story, there are plenty of chuckles to be enjoyed.

This review of Netflix’s Decoupled season 1 does not contain spoilers.

One of my biggest fears later in life is being consumed by a divorce war. The kind where you and your distant partner have constant passive-aggressive conversations, leading to a delayed divorce. It’s a fear because it must be time-consuming and emotionally taxing, bending you to an existence where the only focus is on the person you no longer wish to spend the rest of your life with.

Decoupled has remedied this notion with comedy, encapsulated into an Indian Netflix series. Arya and Shruti bicker like they are in a marriage, yet their partnership is on the path to divorce. The comedy is in the hesitation; the couple talks incessantly about their separation, yet ironically have the conjoined humor to withhold testy conversations.

The chemistry between both cast members has to be applauded. To act “in love” is one thing, but to act like they used to be in love is another. They’ve somehow managed to articulate chemistry in separation, where a couple is so beyond the arguments phase, that they’ve succumbed to a calm, petty, civil war. If statements of divorce were removed from the conversations, it would be easy to see the pair as a typical, clashing couple who cannot agree on “who washes the dishes”. That’s the type of story the series has imagined.

Decoupled is fairly laid-back and easy to watch. Arya appears to be the brunt of most of the comedy. He has a mouth on him. Despite being a famous author, he struggles to read the room in public, and speaks his mind freely, completely disregarding feelings or the occasion. Arya thinks he’s funny, but he’s not, which is amusing in itself. Especially when his wife is eye-rolling at the side.

Considering little has been seen in terms of promotion, the comedy series has a lot to give, and while it feels like a surface-level story, there are plenty of chuckles to be enjoyed.

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