Here is what viewers had to say about the new Netflix show ‘Indian Matchmaking’.
The new Netflix show, Indian Matchmaking has grabbed the attention of millennials as the show is about match-making services for Indians and Indian-Americans in the US. While many people were interested in seeing how the show actually was after the promo launch, they weren’t as happy after watching the show.
The show is about an elite matchmaker Seema Taparia, who helps single millennials find their true love. The viewers aren’t happy about how the show glorifies the biases and stereotypes of an arranged marriage setting and how ‘fair-skinned’ is still a criterion for an ideal bride.
While many people were unhappy about how the show progressed, many said it is pointless to object as the show brings out the ‘ugly truth’ of the society. Check out the reaction of the people below.
was super excited for indian matchmaking on netflix but truly hate the emphasis on being “fair” as a good quality to have
— tara (@magnetiism) July 16, 2020
So we not gonna address the constant and blatant colourism in #IndianMatchmaking? Okay, cool. Carry on.
— Bianca Sidhu (@bsidhu) July 16, 2020
28 minutes into Indian Matchmaking and I am mortified. Full body mortification. Seven-lives worth of mortification. Arranged marriages are embarrassing/shameful to watch in real life, what was the point behind taking it to the reel…
— The Grim Reader (@SparkAuror) July 16, 2020
The reason arranged marriage is predominantly a “Desi” thing is because it is rooted in caste. Its not about finding love, it’s about keeping the bloodline “pure” or some other such nonsense. This institution needs to die, not be given a Netflix special. #IndianMatchmaking
— Uday (@UdaySRana) July 17, 2020
— lavanya (@purbIeplace) July 18, 2020
— caffeinetoyourdecaf (@caffeine2urDcaf) July 16, 2020
I don’t know if #Netflix realizes that it exposed the truth behind arranged marriages in #IndianMatchmaking . I’m shook.. but kinda realizing that it’s so true.. and real. #goodproduction pic.twitter.com/RDXcfxU9PA
— Sharon Angel (@sharonangeltwit) July 18, 2020
Frankly, this more of an eye-opener! We feel that we are in 21st century and are over all the -isms, but then we are not! We have a long way to go before we say that we truly are in 21st century! @NetflixIndia shows exactly how far we are from “21st century”!
— Yohan Martin (@YohanMartin2) July 17, 2020
Watched #IndianMatchmaking to confirm what I thought I knew about sexism, casteism, and classism in Indian/Indian American marriage markets. Sadly, confirmations confirmed. Go on now, tell me about how you want someone not too dark. Caste doesn’t matter but must fit our culture.
— Bhumi (@bhumipurohit) July 17, 2020
#IndianMatchmaking on @netflix makes very clear how regressive Indian communities can be. Where sexism, casteism, and classism are a prevalent part of the process of finding a life partner. Sad but very true!
— Maunika Gowardhan (@cookinacurry) July 17, 2020
What do you think of the show?