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Review of "Little Things"

Britt Trachtenberg

Posted on July 10, 2021 15:12

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In this article, I review Netflix's "Little Things", and talk about how I enjoy the premise of focusing on the little things.

What started as a show produced by Dice Media that streamed on Facebook and YouTube has now become a successful Netflix show. Little Things is an Indian romantic-comedy/drama series about a couple in their twenties navigating contemporary life and relationships in modern-day Mumbai.

Throughout the show, characters Dhruv and Kavya focus on the little things in life: eating French toast before a stressful day at work, watching Inside Out on a lazy Sunday, or even just the happiness of waking up next to the person one loves in the morning. This idea of focusing on the little things is further shown by the shorter episodes in Season One. Season Three is only eight episodes long the longest episode is thirty-eight minutes long.


This show is interesting to watch because of the commentary it offers on the ordinary aspects of everyday life. I feel as though a lot of shows try to make everyday life more interesting than it really is and that Little Things really captured how uninteresting it can be. It is by capturing these uninteresting moments on camera that makes it interesting.

Writer and producer Dhruv Sehgal manages to find the humor in these little moments that makes watching this television show worth it. In Season One, Kavya is trying on saris while Dhruv is bored and falls asleep. She keeps pestering him to stay awake, but he can’t. I found this to be a hilarious portrayal of how seemingly dysfunctional relationships can still work. In Season Two, Kavya gets a promotion at work while Dhruv must make some difficult professional decisions of his own. The couple must then attend a party hosted by another couple. This ordeal is realistic, but yet Sehgal manages to make the episode entertaining to watch.


I admired how Sehgal was not afraid to touch on the less comical side of life in his writing. Though this show is a romantic comedy, it is also a drama in which Dhruv and Kavya are both faced with troubles that are beyond the scope of comedy.

In Season Two, Kavya begins to have feelings for a man she meets on a work trip and questions whether she would like to continue her relationship with Dhruv or if she would like to see what becomes of the relationship between her and this new man. In this show, other characters reflect on what they truly want as well. Dhruv and Kavya have a number of heart-to-hearts throughout this series. Though more intense, Dhruv and Kavya argue about what will become of their relationship after attending a friend’s wedding at the end of Season Two.


It is the honest portrayal of ordinary life that makes Little Things worth watching. I would recommend this show to any adult who wants to watch a realistic television show that teaches us to focus on the little things.

Britt Trachtenberg

Posted on July 10, 2021 15:12

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