This show has me fascinated. It's certainly an interesting glimpse into a world I know very little about. I know it can work quite well for some people, and that arranged marriages have a good (better than average?) chance of staying married.
I feel bad for Maria though. Her husband seems to be a big jerk, and it appears even his parents see it. I think she is staying for cultural reasons, and a sense of duty. I like that his parents are not excusing him, and recognize that he isn't treating her well.
I would think that Ragini and Veril (sps?) would both have discussed their situations a bit more. Didn't they live in the same apartment for awhile before getting married? Maybe they did and then once they got married it felt differently to them? I do think they have grown to love each other, despite the friction, and felt that love before the wedding.
I'm still not sure how Josh and Megan were arranged, but I haven't minded watching them. I almost married a guy whose mom was just like her mother-in-law. Wow, dodged a bullet there! I think Josh shows signs of having his mom's personality too. The look he gave Megan when she said she'd been eating chips in bed - that was not a happy look. I liked when she told him she did it because she wanted to. And in what world is it ok to show up uninvited to someones house and expect them to prepare the food you brought, much less it turning into an overnight stay? I thought that was so rude. That is not a happy surprise. I was hoping that was just a set-up for the show. The MIL is always going on about being a good southern woman, but that seems the height of rudeness. It makes me appreciate my MIL even more. We've had our differences for sure. One thing she never did was show up at my house and act like that. I'm hoping that once Josh sees the show and how his mother spoke to Megan that he will understand a little bit more, but it didn't appear that he wanted to stand up to his mom for Megan's sake.
I can't wait to see the couples meeting. The meeting between the men looks to be interesting.