Eternally Confused and Eager to Love: Should You Watch This Relatable Indian English Drama Based On a Mumbaikar Struggling to Find Love?

Published 03/22/2022, 11:00 AM EDT

Confusion is the luxury that only the very, very young can possibly afford; And our beloved Ray is not that young anymore. Wait, wait, don’t let the confusion haunt you. We are obviously talking about the very cute protagonist of the brand new series: Eternally Confused and Eager for Love. Like many other franchises, Netflix India, too, has given us some of the best movies and shows. And this sitcom is one such contribution among many.


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Finely woven into a typical Indian sitcom by Rahul Nair and brought to our screens by Akhtar siblings, the drama tells the story of Ray. Everything, from a job to a wealthy household, is up to the mark in Ray’s life. The only thing that bothers this 20 something-year-old ‘kid’ is his desire to fall in love and his constant confusion.

Hence, if you are eager enough to know what’s actually going on in Ray’s life and if you are confused about whether you should join him in his weird yet joyful adventure, you have come to the right place. We will let off all your stupefactions, while all you have to do is keep reading.


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So what’s going on in Ray’s life?

To be short and not so sweet, Ray is going through a mid-life crisis. Not those that involve money or a source of income (seemingly, he has plenty of it). But of something that money can’t buy. Ray is constantly confused and unable to have a proper conversation with girls and is sexually frustrated. Perhaps this is dooming over his life, perhaps the idea of staying virgin forever has disturbed his core.

Apart from him, we also meet his wiz. His companion and his favorite toy. The pair will remind you of Venom and Eddie. The two are inseparable. Accurately voiced by Jim Sarbh, wiz. is Ray’s inner voice. Someone to retrospect with. Someone who would guide him through arduous tasks, such as a date. We also meet Riya, Ray’s only girl best friend from school. Ray’s parents portray the Indianness that pertains throughout.

With all these characters and a funny representation of something, probably a high school sitcom would rather showcase; the confusion to stream it or skip it still remains. We have solved that too, just for you. Here are the reviews and fan reactions that will help you make your decision.

Eternally Confused and Eager for Love: Reviews and Fan Reactions.

While the Indian sitcom has bagged decent reviews, fans tend to relate to the character of Ray a lot.

“Like a toned down Big Mouth targetted at your SoBo besties, Netflix’s Eternally Confused and Eager for Love is raunchy in all the right spots, but with a beating heart at its centre. The eight-episode sitcom isn’t without its problems—there is an undeniable sense of ‘and why should I care?’ happening here—but it’s a breeze to watch, has a true MVP voice performance by Jim Sarbh, and just enough pathos for even the most cynical of us to relate,” writes The Indian Express.

Admiring the language and the humor the series has, GQ India says, “the stakes are just low enough to make it an ideal post-work watch. It is a show that is winking at you fifty percent at the time, making a point the other fifty; and somehow manages that ratio with zero chafing.”

Further, people have admired Sarbh’s performance a lot over their social media handles.

Indian fans have also found the series extremely relatable. I mean, who would not! Being confused in our mid-twenties, it will surely feel that the show is attacking you. And don’t worry about it, we are all on the same page.

Notably, the series got an IMDb rating of 6.7/10, and a rating of 3.6/5 by NDTV Gadgets 360.


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Here’s what we got to say:

The eight-episode sitcom will make you laugh and cry at the same time. With Sarbh’s excellent voice-over and a flawed male protagonist. With a funny take on an Indian way of parenting, realistic friendships, relatable confusions, and a light drama to watch, we would surely recommend you to celebrate this allegory for anxiety and life as a whole. Might as well remind you of Raj from Big Bang Theory, who could never converse with women, unless drunk, of course.


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If you have already binged all the eight episodes, do tell us in the comment section about your take on the series. And if you haven’t, watch it here and come back to us later on as we are always there to listen to your part of the story.




Prithvi Shah

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Prithvi Shah is a writer at Netflix Junkie. Currently pursuing her Bachelor's in English Literature at St Xavier's University, Prithvi, who is a brown belt in Karate, adores Cobra Kai; her other favourite shows include The Witcher, Emily in Paris and Gilmore Girls. Home Alone and Harry Potter have been her go to movies since childhood.