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Never Have I Ever is is a young and fresh teen comedy show about an Indian-American, Devi Vishwakumar who is not just an over achiever in school, but she’s a witty, unafraid and excited nerd and become super popular after her dad passed away in Sophomore year (which left her half paralyed). So, in order to rebrand her life, she along with her friends are ready to take life’s problems, hot boyfriends and embracing womanhood, head on.

Never Have I Ever has been inspired by Mindy Kaling’s childhood, so she made this 10 episode how a brilliant, quirky and fun watch, that left us with multiple reasons why you should also watch it on Netflix.

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THE DIALOGUES: A JOB WELL DONE

I absolutely loved the way Mindy Kaling worked on the entire show from the story line which was quick to grasp and relatable, to the dialogues. A huge applause to the writers, truly. Every character from Nalini to Paxton to Fabiola – everybody brought their own vibe to the show keeping in mind where they come from.

Whoa Devi, you look like an Indian Kardashian! – Fabiola

I’m not Marie Kondo-ing members of this family for your dumb India move. –Devi

FOR THE LEADING LADY: DEVI VISHWAKUMAR

Devi Vishwakumar is not your average heroine, she’s bold and blunt, unapologetic and at the same she’s not afraid to own up to her mistakes, she is ambitious and will face everything, including rejection and make the best out of the situation. I found her to be a breath fresh air between all the stereotypes.

John McEnroe and Devi in Never Have I Ever

TENNIS CHAMPION JOHN MCENROE

Very interestingly, John McEnroe plays a fun role in Devi’s life and believe you me, as much as I want to tell you how different it was to see the Tennis champion comments on heroines life, it’d be no fun. He is one of the meaningful hidden characters in Never Have I Ever.

WOMEN OF COLOR AND THEIR PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE

Devi, Eleanor and Fabiola are multi-ethnic best friends who with colorful personalities. Each character brings a different side to the story with their cultural values, commonalities and communication. They are great support system who make the silliest of mistakes, have fun in the most bleak of situations and aren’t afraid to stand up in times of adversity.

Societal Pressures Never Have I Ever

THE GIRLS TACKLE IMPORTANT SOCIETAL PRESSURES

Our leading people make a lot of mistakes throughout the show, however these mistakes are learning lessons for them. Therefore we see that they have to handle issues like stereotypes and struggling with loss of a beloved, sexual orientation, loneliness, prejudices, denial and unable to deal with grief. Each characters journey pans out in a way that they counter these societal pressures and get through them. Every problem has a solution.

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Written by Faryal Syed
Asst Editor. Blogger. Enthusiast.