‘Sparking Joy’ on Netflix: Stream it or Skip it?


If you’re a person (or a family) who struggles to strike a balance between home and work, Sparking Joy might be just what you need. Marie Kondo’s famous Kon Mari method is brought to the television once more in the reality series.

Saving Businesses

Marie Kondo, the organising guru, returns in Sparking Joy to take her KonMari approach beyond people’s homes. She works with businesses, organisations, and relationships that have suffered from a lack of organising abilities.

The three-episode first season has Kondo restructuring a garden centre operated by a father and son, cleaning up a cafe owner’s home office, and assisting a woman transitioning careers, both literally and metaphorically. We all know that the cleaning she is doing is as emotional as it is physical.

Ditch the Detritus

The best part of Sparking Joy, though, is Marie’s reaction to the mess. She seemed to be terrified by everything. Marie really should have watched How Clean Is Your House. That’s when she’d be taken aback by the chaos that individuals can create.

Throughout the show, it reminded us that Marie’s Kon Mari approach could improve all aspects of one’s life, including relationships, communities, and workplaces.

Marie is telling people to get rid of anything that doesn’t “spark joy.” If something doesn’t make us happy, get rid of it! She says that we shouldn’t allow things to offer us joy because of their price, but rather because of the value they provide to our lives.

Final Thoughts

After the big hit Tidying Up, which made Kondo’s KonMari approach part of the cultural zeitgeist, this episode picks up right where she left off.

While this series nominally has a different subject (companies, organisations, and relationships), it is virtually the same show as before.

The format, on-camera translator, and organising method are all the same in Sparking Joy. Kondo’s presence is exactly as tranquil as it was in the first season.

This series will appeal to kids and teens with an organisational brain, and they may be motivated to declutter as a result.

Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo is easily binge-worthy over the weekend, with three episodes clocking in at 40 minutes.

The most common criticism is that the series is too short. You might perform a double-take and check Netflix to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

In a world where we’ve all spent over a year binge-watching big series, our streaming queues are likely to be overflowing.

Perhaps Kondo uses this short series to teach us how to tidy our watch list, bringing joy to our streaming habits.

Lakshmi Sundari
Lakshmi Sundari
Student of life. Passionate about women’s empowerment, mental health, and other social issues.



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