This series certainly has potential. Its quick-witted comedy and no-bullsh*t writing give the show a chance.
This review of Netflix’s Eternally Confused and Eager for Love season 1 does not contain spoilers.
As someone who has struggled with the concept of dating since my young adult years, this Indian series has all the relatable joy. Being introverted and anxious about your love life can be quite a dismantling experience, especially when there’s pressure. The number of times I have arranged a date, only to regret planning it when the day comes, is the kind of social anxiety I despise.
Eternally Confused and Eager for Love follows the character Ray who has a voice in his head that’s meant to be a wizard. The wizard had transformed in his mind since an early age when he got a wizard key chain. Essentially, the wizard talking in his head is the show’s way to highlight Ray’s mind and how he thinks. He’s not crazy. He just has an abundance of overthinking and socially anxious quirks.
Of course, the Netflix series presents the pressures of adulthood and relationships. Ray is a virgin, and that comes with a lot of self-doubt and criticism from the wizard in his head. The story is not kind to the character’s mind and continually exposes his shortcomings.
Eternally Confused and Eager for Love is genuinely funny, and if you have experienced dating shenanigans in your lifetime, then the comedy will really resonate. Ray represents the overthinkers, the introverts, and the hopeless romantics. He’s the type of goofy character you feel sorry for but see the potential of where he could be. He’s an easy character to follow, and the writers got him right.
As for longevity, the series doesn’t end conclusively for Ray. This series certainly has potential. Its quick-witted comedy and no-bullshit writing give the show a chance. Eternally Confused and Eager for Love is another Netflix dark horse, so my only hope is that enough people watch it.
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