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Review of the Netflix series ‘Never have I ever’ season 4

I can’t quite match the previous seasons, but it’s nonetheless a satisfying conclusion to a much-loved series.

Director: Kabir Akhtar, Lang Fisher, Dean Holland, ea | Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Devi Vishwakumar), Poorna Jagannathan (Nalini Vishwakumar), Darren Barnet (Paxton Hall-Yoshida), Jaren Lewison (Ben Gross), ea | Number of episodes: 10 | Time to play: 24-31 minutes | Year: 2023

The popular teen comedy series I have never comes to an end with the fourth season. Creator Mindy Kaling, known, among other things, for The officeHe hasn’t always been successful with his own projects, but last season of I have never seems to be greeted as a worthy conclusion to Devi Vishwakumar’s high school years.

I have never The fourth season can’t quite match the previous seasons, especially the first two, but it nonetheless offers a satisfying conclusion to the beloved series. With the plethora of stories and characters, that’s no small feat. Almost every character has a fitting ending and is ultimately chosen from all the potential boyfriends that have gone through four seasons.

While the fourth season may not have the same sparkle as some previous seasons, the humor and charming tone of the series is maintained. It’s still entertaining to watch the adventures of Devi and her friends as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence. With higher education just around the corner, it’s time for the characters to make decisions and prepare for the next phase.

Devi also continues to be the selling point of the series this season. We got to know her as a fickle, short-tempered teenager who seemed to make the worst possible decision in every situation. Devi was never written as an easily tolerable character, but you can’t help but sympathize with her. Everything that makes her so incredibly annoying about her also makes her incredibly human. This makes her perhaps the most accurate portrayal of a teenage girl that at least Netflix has ever seen.

In the fourth season we see more development in Devi than in the other previous seasons combined. The goal that she set for herself in the first season has been achieved: she has had sexual relations for the first time and then we see her mature in her relationships with those around her.

Unfortunately, these developments don’t go hand in hand with fresh and innovative storylines, because the usual school drama takes over again this season. Not entirely surprising – it’s still a teen series after all – but it would have been nice to get a glimpse of what the characters will face after graduation.

Another, bigger annoyance is characters and stories that suddenly seem to have disappeared. For example, some of Devi’s best friends only make a limited number of guest appearances. In principle, they are thus reduced to glorified extras without their own story or contribution to someone else’s story. Also, one of the main recurring storylines of the series, the death of Devi’s father, is barely mentioned. She is only briefly mentioned at the end of the series, by way of conclusion.


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Ritika Prasher

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