A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Showcases lavish weddings but also highlights how modern Indian couples are choosing to redefine traditional wedding customs and events in a positive way. Indian American stereotypes are referenced by a parent living in the United States.
Positive Role Models
Some of the brides and grooms come from wealthy families or are financially successful in their own right. Some cast members are Indian American, or Indian Australian, and come from different castes and religious backgrounds. One couple is gay.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
While love and flirting is discussed, and kissing is sometimes shown, conversations aren't very sexual. However, sexuality and sexual orientation is discussed in one episode.
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Products & Purchases
Indian designers and locations are featured. Indian, British, and American popular music make up series soundtrack. Monster.com is referenced.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer and cocktail drinking is visible at homes, bars, restaurants, weddings. People are shown smoking hookah pipes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Big Day is an Indian documentary series featuring modern brides and grooms planning and participating in their wedding celebrations. There's a substantial amount of drinking visible (champagne cocktails, beer), and hookah smoking is shown. Indian designers and locations are also featured. Some conversations are about flirting and falling in love, but there's no sexual content.
Is It Any Good?
Part wedding reality documentary, part travel show, this series offers audiences an opportunity to learn more about the planning and execution of Indian weddings. Each of the three installments offers glimpses of opulent venues, Bollywood-like performances, and endless feasts, all meticulously planned by the couples with the help of professionals. The Condé Nast India-produced series also showcases impressive video footage of different regions of India, while the cast helps explain what makes them unique or special.
If you're looking for a lot of family drama or last-minute nuptial-themed emergencies, you won't find it here. At the core of The Big Day is a conversation about modern India, and how a generation of Indian professionals is reinterpreting -- or even excluding -- the cultural and religious traditions they were once expected to follow without question. While some parents express a few concerns here and there, these brides and grooms are overwhelmingly supported and respected by the people around them, making their weddings even more spectacular.
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