NEVER HAVE I EVER completed its fourth and final season with ten funny, challenging, entertaining, and dramatic episodes. Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) led her family and friends on a roller coaster ride surrounding her senior year of high school. 

NEVER HAVE I EVER was created and written by Mindy Kaling and Lang  Fisher. It is one of the best shows written about those teen angst years of trying to figure out who you are, what you stand for, and where you are headed. Sexual encounters, friendships, accepting failures, honesty, and facing fears are part of finally maturing. Devi did it all with style, grace, and panache. Her expressive face and body language say it all. And it does not hurt to have your narrator in the form of John McEnroe follow your every move and thought. He has hilarious opinions.  

This series was warmly and lovingly concluded. Happy endings were everywhere, and that’s okay because it really was all about the growth…the journey. It was important to learn that traumatic, devastating events don’t have to define the rest of your life. Huge lessons for all of us to remember and practice every day. The entire ensemble was endearing, talented, and creative with their choices. They reminded viewers of how all things will eventually work itself out. I will miss their candor and care for each other. 

NEVER HAVE I EVER found a special place in adults and teenager’s hearts. It cemented the realization that change is good and necessary. It is available to stream on Netflix.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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