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‘The Life You Wanted’ Netflix Series Review - A Unique Plot You Have Been Waiting For

A pregnant Marina returns to Gloria’s life after disappearing. But why has she come back suddenly?

Neerja Choudhuri - Wed, 29 May 2024 18:19:22 +0100 1159 Views
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Are you tired of the same old love stories? If so, you’re in for a treat with the new show “The Life You Wanted.” This refreshing series will captivate you from the very first episode. Let’s dive into the intriguing plot.

Meet Gloria, a successful woman living a new life in a luxurious home. It’s been twenty years since her gender transition, and she seems to have it all. However, as the saying goes, you can’t escape your past. This truth becomes glaringly apparent when Marina, visibly pregnant, reappears in Gloria’s life unannounced.

But Marina isn't pregnant with Gloria’s child—at least, not this time. Marina’s eldest child, Andrea, is actually Gloria’s son. Here's the backstory: Marina and Gloria shared a romantic sexual relationship while Gloria was in the midst of her gender transition. Marina deeply loved Gloria but knew that having a child during such a pivotal time would complicate things a lot for Gloria. Determined to keep the baby and not interfere with Gloria’s journey, Marina concealed her pregnancy and vanished from her life without giving any explanation.

Fifteen years later, a pregnant Marina returns with her two children. But why now? What compelled her to come back after all these years? Does Andrea know the truth about Gloria being his biological father?

“The Life You Wanted” explores themes of identity, love, and the complexities of relationships. It delves into Gloria's struggle with her past and the unexpected challenges that resurface. The show is a poignant portrayal of how our histories shape us, no matter how far we try to run from them. In addition to the above, the series also masterfully weaves together themes of forgiveness, acceptance, and the quest for personal authenticity. It highlights the emotional turmoil and revelations that Gloria faces as she reconnects with Marina and Andrea. Through their interactions, viewers are taken on a journey through the many layers of human connection, where love and acceptance are constantly tested by past decisions and secrets.

At first glance, "The Life You Wanted" might seem enigmatic, leaving you uncertain about what lies ahead. This initial ambiguity is intentional, inviting viewers to delve deeper into a narrative that explores themes rarely tackled in mainstream cinema. The show's unique approach and storytelling finesse capture its essence brilliantly, drawing you into a world of emotional complexity and profound human experiences.

Another aspect that I loved the most was that it showcased the impact on children. Andrea, representing the next generation, brings a fresh perspective to the narrative. His journey of understanding and acceptance of her true parentage reflects the broader theme of identity and belonging. Through Andrea's eyes, viewers witness the impact of past decisions on the present, emphasizing the intergenerational effects of secrets and the enduring quest for truth.

The show's nuanced storytelling and rich character development make it a must-watch, inviting viewers to reflect on their own journeys of self-discovery and the intricate web of relationships that shape their lives. By addressing these rare and vital themes, "The Life You Wanted" not only entertains but also enlightens, offering a poignant and powerful commentary on the human condition. Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions, secrets revealed, and the profound impact of past choices on present lives.

Final Score- [8.5/10]
Reviewed by - Neerja Choudhuri
Follow @NeerjaCH on Twitter
Publisher at Midgard Times



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