Parents' Guide to

Mismatched

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fun Indian romcom has lots of cursing, smoking, innuendo.

TV Netflix Comedy 2020
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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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