Final post! Views have slowed down rapidly, but the nice thing with a streaming series is, I can just have these posts available and wait for more people to finish the series and then come check in. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)
Here’s some things I want in the second season:
Happier weddings! Most of them were downers this year, I don’t want them to be shallow and without some kind of social statement, but the weddings in the second and third and final episode were triumphal, happy couples who loved each other no matter what craziness surrounded them.
Either cut Jim and Kalki lose, or integrate them better. If we start off the second season with Kalki off the show and Jim as a guest star who shows up sometimes to cause issues as an angry investor, that would be fine. Or if Kalki ends up hired at Made in Heaven and Jim is trying to take over the company, that is fine too. Just don’t have them off doing their own thing away from the wedding planning parts.
More Vijay Raaz! I love his character as a character, the Old Delhi type who has the money but doesn’t care about flaunting it, and I also love his character as a statement. All these people with the big weddings are so focused on the surface, let’s include Vijay Raaz as someone who has the power and money but doesn’t care about the surface. Plus, he is just fun to watch.
Arjun to have a real relationship. Now that he has resolved his guilt over betraying his first love, I want him to open up and start something real with someone. Have him meet someone at a wedding, flirt, date. fall in love, not just a secret relationship locked in his apartment.
Related to the above, I want to leave behind the gay storyline as it was in this season. The law has changed now, that’s the reality, so the court case and the threat of the police is gone. But society hasn’t changed. Put Arjun in a real relationship and let us see how they are treated when they try to go out to dinner together, or dance together. Let us see how his family falls apart now that it is out in the open that his father and brother are supportive and his mother isn’t.
On the other hand, I want Sobhita to NOT be in a relationship. She has been defined by her marriage and her relationship with Jim for too long, it is both unhealthy for the character as a person to rush into anything, and also just plain boring in terms of narrative. Yes, for a woman in India it is always about marriage and family, but let the conflict come from her choice to NOT have a family instead of from throwing her into a different one. Let her fight with her mother, let her deal with a messy divorce, let her deal with finding her place in the world as a single career woman, don’t force her into another romance. Leave that for 2 or 3 seasons down the line.
Jazz/Shivani to get a promotion and respect. We saw her grow in her job over the course of the first series, I want that to still be her storyline, her family problems and romance can be there too, but keep her as a talented loyal ambitious employee and reward her. I want to see that storyline continue. And if there is more sweet hot garage sex, that’s okay too.
Kabir/Shashank’s documentary to come out. It was teased in this season, and his voice overs seem to be a part of it, I want it to release. Let that be the big scandal of the season, that every client has their dirty laundry aired out in his documentary. He blurs the faces, but everyone knows what the stories are. And that would also let Kabir confront the way he doesn’t see people as people but as stories, maybe his documentary is sympathetic to a bride who walks out on a dowry request, but is he thinking about how she would feel seeing her story made public?
How about you? What do you want?