In the Netflix original romantic comedy Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, our main character has numerous introspective conversations with his lucky keychain named Wiz. These conversations can help Ray make decisions about his romantic relationships, friendships, family, and other issues.
With his friend Varun, who is just plain sleazy but always stands by Ray no matter what, Ray works for a Japanese investment firm. His other best friend Riya shares a unique bond with him that endures until the conclusion, when events abruptly change. Ray is followed in the book Eternally Confused and Eager for Love as he decides to look for genuine love despite his parents’ insistence that he pursue marriage with his ideal match.
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Season 1: Plot Summary Ray And Wiz Decide What Love is for Ray.
It is said that the journey to finding love starts with loving oneself. It is always preferable to take it slowly and find yourself if your journey starts out confusing because you will eventually attract what you are. In Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, Ray’s many choices regarding his pursuit of women who might make good love partners are examined. Additionally, his parents support him in the hopes that he will be able to find at least one woman to share a happily ever after with.
Ray enjoys listening to the animated voice of Wiz, his lucky keychain, while he is standing on his pedestal. Even as a child, he drew a picture of it to serve as a visual cue that before taking the next step in his life, he must first clear up all of his questions with Wiz. These conversations may be helpful in Ray better comprehending his emotions. They never manage to give Ray a firm foundation to stand on when things go wrong. As a result, he eventually decides to act independently, which is when the story takes an unexpected turn and Ray moves forward with his life.
As the series opens, Ray is a thirty-something man who lacks confidence and is having trouble finding the perfect woman to date. He wants to find love, but he doesn’t know where to look. The first thing they do is step up and set up his date with Pari, the friend’s daughter. On the scheduled date, Ray shows up at the venue to shatter her heart by cancelling. They are both shocked by this, but Ray is even more repulsed than previously. He approaches Riya, his best friend, and inquires about her buddy’s interest in dating him since she recently ended a relationship. When they first meet, Ray tells a terrible joke, and the date ends poorly.
When the date doesn’t work out, Ray starts to question what he believes to be true about himself, and more specifically, whether his gut feeling about the other sex is accurate. After spilling wine all over his shirt at a bar and approaching a woman to ask if she wanted to sleep with him, Ray used a dating app. Every time a match accomplishes his goals, he has a little thrill. Varun’s suggestions for how the profile should function as a hook for his matches even help him get a few matches.
The dating scene will survive with or without Ray, but as he meets Riya’s friends at a bar, his inner circle expands. After a few drinks, everyone hits the dance floor, including Ray’s offer to Varun and Priyanka, who is engaged to Varun. Ray is suspicious of Naina’s approach as she tries to approach him. When Naina and Ray were charged with creating Komal’s drink, there was a slight overpour of vodka, which has made Komal, Riya’s other friend, more and more unstable.
When Riya sees that Ray isn’t treating Naina properly, she becomes irate. Riya and Ray become even more uncomfortable and bewildered when Naina meets a new potential suitor and ends up kissing him. Ray instantly acknowledges that he has never experienced a kiss. Riya makes the decision to kiss him to get that out of the way.
Ray feels at odds with Riya’s friends and tries to make things right with Pari. After hearing about her father’s heart attack, he feels guilty about it even though it was not his fault. As his guilt consumes him, Riya turns into a refuge for him to go back to as he tries to understand how he feels about the problems in his life.
Eternally Confused and Eager for Love Season 1: Ending Explained
Komal discusses her complaints of being physically molested by a man during drinks and a get-together. During the conversation, Komal presses Ray for an explanation of what he is doing to protect women. Upon being questioned by Riya’s friend Komal, Ray had an epiphany. If a woman was alone on the road, he planned to pass her and go ahead of her in the hopes that she would see that she wasn’t alone and that she didn’t need to be afraid of him. Ray even decides to test the theory as the narrative progresses, which has surprising results.
One evening after everyone has left the workplace to go home, Ray watches the woman who works at his office headquarters walking towards her home. She is alone in an alleyway, and the woman, Shanti, feels she is being pursued, so he tries to walk ahead of her to test this notion. A rickshaw driver goes to her aid after hearing her yell for help, confronting Ray and striking him in the face. He is detained, put in jail, and then later freed on bond as the police continue to hold his car.
The following morning, he awakens to find everyone around his bedside and a bruise on his face. He is being watched by Umesh, their domestic helper, Riya, Varun, and his parents. He knows that in trying to convince everyone that he did nothing wrong, he made some bad decisions. Ray must find a means to get to Riya’s gay friend Sandesh’s party later in the day. He asks his mother to put makeup on him so he can cover up the bruises, and she happily agrees. He starts to do this on a daily basis, which helps him keep his dignity.
As Sandesh’s party degenerates, Riya and Ray must flee. On the other side, Ray walks up to Riya and tells her that the two of them are meant to be. It becomes awkward between them and suggests that the future for both of them is uncertain when Riya adamantly opposes and tells him to get out of the rickshaw. Immediately after, Ray receives a message on his phone informing him that his employment has been terminated due to the incident with Shanti.
The most inconvenient time for Ray’s suspension is when the Japanese founder of the company comes to the Indian headquarters. A file serving as notice of Ray’s termination from the company is set down on the table and Ray is called to meet with him in person with his superior in attendance. His superior stated to him that although he had a perfect record prior to the incident, they couldn’t risk keeping him because of it. His spirits are completely depleted, and he needs to organise his desk.
Even when it seems like everything is disintegrating, the only thing that can be done is to mend all of the strained connections. In addition, he must first discover who he is and rely on his own judgement of women rather than Wiz. When he goes on a date, he lets the woman take the initiative, which is OK with him. They then head back to his car to have a few sexy moments before realising he is missing a condom. Eventually, a second date does not go how either party had anticipated.
After this date, he discovers that he must always carry a few condoms with him when going on his nighttime excursions. To invite him and Riya’s larger social circle to his engagement party, Varun gets in touch with him. Everyone turns out for the party, where Riya and Ray find common ground over a fabled chicken curry made by Umesh, Ray’s housekeeper, as a gift to her. After a few drinks with Riya, Ray lets loose on the dance floor during Varun’s engagement party, and the situation drastically changes. The following morning, when he awakens, he discovers someone in his bathroom after learning that he had slept with someone.
When Ray realises it’s Komal, he comes to terms with the idea that he’s still attempting to define his identity and his goals. Even though he desperately wants it to be Riya, he realises that it may never happen because of the other person, over whom he has no control, when his parents find Komal grinning in his room.
A modest and enjoyable television series that is situated in a contemporary social setting and is careful to be sensitive and inclusive is now available on Netflix thanks to Tiger Baby and Excel Media. The writings provide us pleasant, amiable people as well as brief, clear conversation. Given the previous two years of loneliness, the casual environment would lift anyone’s spirits because dating app conversation would become the new standard. As people learn to broaden their groups, it causes upheavals and celebrations.
The song “Eternally Confused and Eager for Love” serves as a reminder of how challenging it may be to build oneself from the ground up and go on a new adventure in life, whether or not there is love involved. Even more so, it asks us to define true happiness for ourselves before our parents step in and decide for us whether or not we need a marriage. We strongly advise you to watch and view it at your convenience for the simple reason that, whether we like to acknowledge it or not, more of these conversations need to take place.
Rahul Nair is the creator of the 2022 Indian Romance Drama series titled Eternally Confused and Eager for Love.