The girls of Never Have I Ever are back. And so are the boys. And therein lies the problem. Because there's never any shortage of drama when those two things mix, and that continues into Season 2 of the Mindy Kaling-created Netflix comedy, which returns for its season season on July 15.
With Kaling the driving force — and a strong cast of young actors — the series wound up being a surprisingly strong take on not just high school life, but also immigrant life. And a daughter's take on the world. Mix all that up and you've got a series that is smarter and funnier than you'd expect. (Also, having John McEnroe as the random narrator didn't hurt.)
Our take, from our review of Never Have I Ever Season 1:
Never touches on all the usual high school-age pressure points. Sex. Alcohol. Social media. But it mostly avoids the usual tropes and instead attacks them head on. The sex talk isn't too graphic (and there's no nudity — these are supposed to be underage kids, after all) and even the language avoids any real F-bombs but otherwise is remarkably consistent with how you'd hear teenagers talk today. (Maybe a little more coherent, actually, which is not a bad thing at all. My kid could use a writer's room.) The drinking is maybe a little too casual — but then again maybe it isn't — and is the one concern I'd have in watching this with my own teenage daughter.
So what's up in Season 2? Netflix isn't dropping any huge spoilers just yet:
In Season 2 of the coming-of-age comedy Never Have I Ever, Indian American teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) continues to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships. Never Have I Ever is created by executive producer Mindy Kaling, with Lang Fisher serving as executive producer, showrunner and writer. The Universal Television project is also executive produced by 3 Arts Entertainment's Howard Klein and David Miner.
Lauded as a top Netflix original series in 2021, Season 1 of Never Have I Ever was seen by some 40 million households in its first four weeks after premiering on April 27, 2020 — right as everyone was starting to settle in at home for the long pandemic.
Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of WhatToWatch.com.
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