Netflix Originals coming-of-age comedy series Never Have I Ever, created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher is finally back for another season! The series surrounds the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s own childhood.
Breakout star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan made her television debut as Devi and gave an excellent first performance. We can expect to see the young Canadian-Tamil young star in many projects yet to come.
Why we love Never Have I Ever
Finally, a show about a South-Asian teen we can relate to and cringe alongside. From living between a world of two cultures, bickering mothers and struggling to fit in with peers, Never Have I Ever is the perfect capture of life as a diaspora.
But what seems to be an innocent show about high school drama and familial tension transforms into a beautiful account of grief and its effects on the mind.
Never Have I Ever reminds viewers that arguments that may feel like the end of the world are not always as serious as they seem to be, and a simple conversation or act of reaching out can make a difference.
The characters evolve to understand each other’s pain, bringing them together and reminding us how fleeting life can be.