A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Romance is a theme, but so is arranged marriage, friendship, family, professional competition, and other subject matter. Subtle racist comments about skin lightening are also made.
Positive Role Models
Dimple is intelligent, career-oriented, strong, and independent, but she can be rude and behave like a know-it-all at times. Rishi is well-intentioned and a romantic at heart. Dimple's mother loves her daughter, but she's manipulative. Some students are obnoxious, narcissistic, or bullies.
Violence & Scariness
There's some yelling, insult hurling, and arguing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
It contains some strong innuendo, including crude sexual language ("d--k" and "c--t") and references to online porn and masturbation.
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There's some strong language like "bitch," "ass," "d--k" and curses like "s--t" and "f--k." Rude gestures are also visible.
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Products & Purchases
There are references made to dating sites like Tinder, Bumble, and OK Cupid. Mercedes-Benz cars are visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cigarette and pot smoking is visible. There are colorful scenes of people getting high.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mismatched is a Indian dramatic comedy that features lots of edgy content. Marriage (including arranged marriages) is a theme, as is family, friendship, and career competition. There's lots of strong curse words, like "bitch," "ass," "d--k," "s--t", and "f--k." Crude gestures are also visible, and there are references to online porn and masturbation. Cigarette smoking is frequently visible, and drinking and pot smoking is occasionally shown. There are lots of references to dating apps like Bumble, Tinder, and OK Cupid.
Is It Any Good?
This dramatic comedy series offers some edgy, chuckle-worthy moments along with sweet and humorous family dynamics and romantic drama. Dimple and Rishi behave like the teenagers they are, along with most of the members of their summer class. While Dimple rejects her mother's relentless pressure to find a suitable marriage prospect, Rishi is pressuring himself to find the stable and loving relationship that his womanizing father never seemed to have. On the surface, it looks like an unlikely pairing, but it is both teens' desire to reject their parents' influence and build a different life for themselves that unknowingly pulls them together.
It's a fun, culturally relevant storyline, but there are nuances that non-Indian (or non-Indian-American) audiences will not immediately pick up on. However, the show's universal themes allow international audiences to appreciate how Dimple and Rishi's relationship evolves throughout the show. But Mismatched is also about a generation of young Indian men and women who find themselves negotiating the social expectations to follow long-standing traditions, while at the same time embracing a very modern world. If you find coming-of-age stories entertaining, this one will fit the bill.
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