Never Have I Ever: Season 1 (2020)

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Never Have I Ever

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Never Have I Ever's fresh take on the coming-of-age comedy is hilariously honest, sweetly smart, and likely to have viewers falling head over heels for charming newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.

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Critic Ratings: 56

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User Ratings: 769

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 27, 2020

After recent trauma, Devi starts her first day as a high school sophomore determined to shake off old labels and finally become cool.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

Devi hesitates to tell her friends the truth about her awkward interactions with Paxton. The prospect of an arranged marriage puts Kamala under pressure.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

Devi hopes to win cool points with Paxton at a party, until a surprising turn of events. Hidden emotions emerge for Fabiola. Kamala makes a choice.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

At Ganesh Puja celebrations, Devi questions how much she identifies with Indian culture, Nalini dodges acerbic aunties and Kamala frets over her future.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

Devi allows rumors about her and Paxton to swirl during an overnight school trip. Fabiola opens up to Eleanor, who gets upsetting news about her mother.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

With absentee parents, a shallow girlfriend and no one to hang out with, Ben Gross is lonelier than ever, until an unlikely invitation offers some hope.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

Devi oversteps several boundaries in an attempt to be a better friend. Eleanor's reunion with her mother leads to multiple revelations and confessions.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

After another fallout with her friends, Devi grapples with unresolved trauma. A party at Ben's turns out to be equal parts awkward, awful and amazing.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

Flashbacks unearth painful memories and resentment for Devi. Meanwhile, Kamala is forced to get honest as the family welcomes her suitor at home.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2020

After unwelcome news sparks a fight with her mother, Devi seeks an escape. Mohan's birthday brings an opportunity for closure -- and for new beginnings.

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Never Have I Ever is a new coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. The series stars newcomer, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.

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Critic Reviews for Never Have I Ever Season 1

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (25)

A comedy that's also an incredible exploration of grief.

Apr 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Even when the show gets a bit predictable, in terms of teen relationships and parental conflicts, it remains so endearing that I couldn't fault it. Plus, it has enough originality and fun little quirks... to keep it feeling fresh.

Apr 23, 2020 | Full Review…

When Ramakrishnan is paired with Ramona Young and Lee Rodriguez as besties Eleanor and Fabiola, respectively, the trio have all the crackling spark of a John Hughes movie.

Apr 20, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The show is also smartly written, so that the season builds to a climax that is organic and, I found, moving.

May 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Although the show fulfills its obligation to be breezy and fun, mainly as a teen-centric piece of fluff, never does it ever stretch to become anything more than another Netflix nothingburger.

Dec 30, 2020 | Full Review…

It asserts itself with sassy confidence right away, not just in Devi's voice but in the narrative's framing.

Dec 30, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a fresh approach to teen shows, illustrating themes of familial expectations and peer pressure without feeling like an after school special, and its many quirks... make it worth savoring.

Dec 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Equal parts comedy, heartbreak and romance, Never Have I Ever is the Netflix comedy worth binge-watching next.

Dec 30, 2020 | Full Review…

It's refreshing to see white actors in the minority, and if I found it a bit too glib for my taste, it might be that it's skewed to a younger populace.

Aug 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Never Have I Ever perplexingly dabbles in casual Islamophobia, ableism, and fatphobia.

May 30, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's a funny, laugh-out-loud comedy with a big nod to diversity and cultures in our United States. I love this series and can't wait for Season 2. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan's breakout performance.

May 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

A convincing and moving coming of age story that is engaging all the way.

Jul 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Never Have I Ever: Season 1

  • Oct 15, 2020
    A very charming series! The writing may have been a little bit cheesy at times, but in a lovable, goofy way. All of the actors did a fantastic job and I loved the representation. "Never Have I Ever" tackled a lot of serious topics in a skillful manner. I feel like the director and writers really took their time to make sure that was done properly. Overall: Even when the plot was silly and predictable, I enjoyed every second of it.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    This show came highly recommended to me so I watched it.. and I have mixed feelings! It was definitely entertaining and relatable, but mostly consisted of teen drama that sometimes felt cheesy. There were times when I wasn't even rooting for the main character. So overall I think it was meh, but I might watch season 2 when it comes out just to see what their do with the story!
  • Sep 13, 2020
    I'm a grown woman with no kids, but loved this show regardless. It was funny, emotionally honest, and a portrait of a family and experience that I hadn't seen before but which felt really true. Finally, it's far more vulnerable than The Mindy Projects, which I appreciate. TMP lost me b/c it was too focused on jokes and less on character and emotion.
  • Sep 07, 2020
    Sweet coming of age story.
  • Sep 01, 2020
    What can I say? Not only did I love this show, I watched it multiple times. I am a big fan of Mindy Kaldng, and I feel like I share her sense of humor! I especially like the love interests she has. The witty, wise-cracking deadpan (and sometimes venomous) banter is freaking hilarious (and sometimes way harsh). I can't wait to see season 2!
  • Aug 30, 2020
    Every second was enjoyable. I could watch it over and over
  • Aug 09, 2020
    What is this obscene piece of sh.t? A 14 year old teen asking for sex? Garbage!
  • Aug 01, 2020
    Being an Indian viewer, the main thing that I would like to do is give a pat to Mindy Kaling for her sensational casting of Matreyi as the lead for the show. She is gorgeous in an Indian kind of beauty-scaffolding and has mad ability when it comes to pulling off that hot-headed vulnerable Indian teen look. The rest of the cast supports her well and overall, this is one of my favourite shows this year
  • Jul 21, 2020
    Feels like you're going to watch a fun, raunchy, modern teen comedy, but it quickly evolves into so much more. Great!
  • Jul 14, 2020
    This show is amazing! So funny and the actors are spectacular I love it when shows come out of nowhere and are insanely good.

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