Finality is roughly outlined in Season 4 of Dice Media’s Little Thing. Netflix India has positioned this season as the final chapter. In the lives of Kavya (Mithila Palkar) and Dhruv (Dhruv Selig). But even if it doesn’t, there are enough elements to clarify that this will be the last.
The first episode shots are usually filled with slow-motion shots:
And even songs they’re aiming for in Kerala. (Agreed, Masala Coffees “Kaanthaa” is a Malayalam song, all the more logical here, but do we need it?). This sonic detour, no matter how much the manufacturer wants to feel like a hindrance. In the narrow streets of the Alleppey Backwaters. It could end up in the toilet more quickly or pressing the button 4x.
Some of the lines in the characters’ mouths. They all feel like botox injections on someone who doesn’t need any fix. They removed the organic style that the show had associated and valued since the pilot.
The strokes of a memorable love affair are unpredictable. And the little things never shirk their predictability. Because they always have that unshakable simplicity and unwavering faith that fascinates us. But when the two falter, like this season, the grooves show in the armour.
Having tested the long-distance waters between Bengaluru and Mumbai last season. One might assume that it would be easier to equalize the differences. Straight from the long-distance relationship between the countries, Dhruv and Kavya seem to be continuing where they left off. Yes, minor disagreements and some accusations play. But after rational discussion and agreement that they were “not less in love, but more indifferent”. They moved to greener pastures (literally from Aleppo to Munnar).
This season wasn’t quite chaotic. Not even a single complex argument.
Except for the decibels, the conflicts here look like checkboxes. Perhaps Druv and Kavya moved into this phase of life when they had learned to “compromise”, “adapt”, and “maintain”. But why did the producers take the same approach after three devastating seasons for me to fail?
Can draw a parallel with the chronic back problem Kavya has diagnosed this season. While he was trying to convince himself, along with Drew and the doctors, that surgery would be a quick fix, the doctors (and producers, in turn) told him he needed to slow down. His ambitious series, which got quite a bit of light in season 2, has been moved here.
One hopes not to associate the recommended bed rest with the need to “settle down in the relationship.”
The back, in contrast to their relationship, will return to its old look. Will the marriage continue? This is a debate in which the creators and Dhruv’s characters insist. That they are not interested and even want the audience not to worry.
Mantras such as “Go with the Flow,” “Calm,” and “Focus on the Little Things in Life” are written throughout the script. Though they are not written. Burning issues, such as Drew’s fight with his father.
His ego struggle with his best friend and financial problems at work. They are swept under the carpet after a brief flirt. I, of all people, support the idea of living as an unfinished business. But this should not come at the expense of convenience.
Just because we know this is a show we don’t want you to think about too much. Which doesn’t mean we have enough thoughts to munch on. Just because it’s a show that wants us to feel more than we thought it would. It doesn’t mean we don’t think about its faults. And just because we knew this was a show that was going to say goodbye, we let it go. I wish there were more sensitive lenses for this purpose, not just dry eye lenses.