Indian Matchmaking Photo : Courtesy of NetflixNetflix’s latest reality series Indian Matchmaking is making waves across the United States, hitting the top 10 most viewed shows in the country within a week of its release.
AdvertisementCasual non-Indian viewers watching Indian Matchmaking, however, may not even be aware of this conversation, given the context in which the show exists.
Within this broader context, Indian Matchmaking functions less as a conversation starter for Indian and Indian diaspora audiences than it does as an easily bingeable primer into the world of arranged marriage for casual non-Indian viewers curious about the process.
This nuance is flattened in Indian Matchmaking, to its detriment.
Ultimately and unfortunately, Indian Matchmaking presents a confined depiction of matchmaking culture and the attitudes surrounding arranged marriage.