‘Indian Matchmaking’ presents painful truths about skin color and love in Indian culture but does nothing to challenge them – CNN
On Netflix’s “Indian Matchmaking,” marriage consultant Sima Taparia travels the world to meet with hopeful clients and help them find the perfect match for an arranged marriage.
The format of the show is simple. Hopeful brides- and grooms-to-be meet with Taparia — often with their overbearing parents in tow — for an initial consultation. Criteria are laid out, potential suiters are presented on paper, dates are arranged, and then it’s up to the couple to decide if it’sa match.