Netflix has a streaming program called Stream It Or Skip It: Indian Matchmaking Season 2, where Sima Taparia joins Indian singles

Netflix has a streaming program called Stream It Or Skip It: Indian Matchmaking Season 2, where Sima ...

After the success of the first season of Indian Matchmaking (which even managed to spawn an upcoming spinoff for the Jewish community), the series is returning with a second season of matchmaking young Indian and Indian-American singles. Does the show pick up where it left off and offer more to the conversations it began in the first season?


Cityscapes of India is a showcase of the splendor, color, and joy of an Indian wedding. Sima Aunty is present at one of her clients weddings.

Following Sima Taparia, a successful matchmaker in India, the Gist follows various Simas clients as they navigate through the matchmaking process, from sharing their preferences and criteria to meeting families and going on dates.

What Shows Will It Remind You Of? At its core, the show is similar to any dating show that involves a third party in choosing and selecting the dates for participants, like the old Bravo series The Millionaire Matchmaker.

Season 1 of Indian Matchmaking was a revolution. Following Sima Taparia, a Mumbai-based matchmaker, the series followed young singles in America and in India as they sought love through old school methods. It sparked conversations about organized marriage and dating with criteria, and provided a jumping off point for discussing caste and bias within the South Asian community.

It's extremely disappointing that Season 2 does not focus on the programming that Season 1 started. There is no effort to expand the clientele to include people from different backgrounds, instead of using similar storylines to the first season. Shital, in her late teens, is a woman, who is now married with Indian aunties, and hopes to pursue love later in life. But she is the only new client who finds her story interesting to follow.

Season 1 was a powerful, fun, and insightful look at arranged marriages in contemporary times.

Sex and Skin: None.

Nadia's mixer moves to an after-party, and in a confession, she admits that she met him with a guy named Vishal.

Arshneel, a Cleveland cardiologist, is kind and fun, and feels comfortable in the face of the teddy bear Vyasar from season one.

Sima Aunty describes her arranged marriage as a focus on the most pilot-y line.

SKIP IT is a call. The second season loses its focus and fails to rectify the shortcomings from the first season.

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