After seven long years and countless rewatches of the first two seasons, fans of TVF’s Permanent Roommates were treated to a third season on 18 October. Despite finding a home on streaming giant Amazon Prime Video for the latest season, the show, which follows the relationship of Mikesh (played by Sumit Vyas) and Tanya (Nidhi Singh), has retained its adorable and relatable storytelling, keeping true to the intimate energy established in the previous two seasons.
In the latest season, we find our lead characters at a crossroads, tackling the challenges of living together and addressing the significant decision of relocating to Canada. As seen in previous seasons, Vyas effortlessly slips into character after all these years, treating the viewers to his wry sense of humour. Singh’s evolution as an actor is also evident, acing the gripping emotionally charged scenes.
The 5-episode season, each one having a runtime of just over 40 minutes, also sees actors Sheeba Chaddha, Deepak Kumar Mishra, Shishir Sharma and Anandeshwar Dwivedi retain their roles, injecting some much-needed comic relief in an otherwise more emotionally charged season. Veteran actor Sachin Pilgaonkar is also a good addition to this cast of seasoned performers. The show’s new writers Shreya Shrivastava and Vaibhav Suman have done a phenomenal job by adding layers and introducing promising subplots to what was otherwise a largely one-dimensional YouTube show.
Without giving away too many spoilers, the show deals with some important issues of young adulthood such as worrying about ageing parents and finding a middle-ground between love and personal ambitions. Permanent Roommates is the ideal watch if you’re looking for something light-hearted with a meaningful message at its core.