Never Have I Ever is a Netflix series that narrates the life of a 15-year-old Indian-American girl named Devi Vishwakumar, who is trying to navigate the ups and downs of high school while dealing with the recent loss of her father.
The show is co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, and it draws heavily on Kaling’s own experiences growing up as a first-generation Indian-American.
The series has been praised for its fresh perspective on teenage life, its diverse cast, and its frank and funny exploration of issues like grief, sexuality, and cultural identity. The show has also been noted for its memorable soundtrack and its ability to balance comedy and drama in a way that feels authentic and relatable.
The lead character, Devi Vishwakumar, is played by newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who was chosen out of over 15,000 audition tapes. Her innocent face blends very well with the character throughout the series. Since the play was its own story it was so fresh and easy to connect with and loved by the Tamil audience as well.