The highly popular Netflix series Never Have I Ever is back with yet another season of craziness loaded with a journey of an Indian teenager who is trying to figure out her identity as an Indian in America. Doing all this along with dealing with grief. Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s Never Have I Ever Season 1 & 2, is a complete entertainer with a lot of drama, romance, and typical Indian parents. Season 3 is nothing less.
Never Have I Ever Season 1 & 2 Recap
The story follows an Indian teenager, Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), dealing with the grief of her father’s untimely death. As the story progresses, we are introduced to her family, friends, crush, and frenemy. Devi’s crush on Paxton (Darren Barnet) transforms into an attraction from the other side too. Meanwhile, Ben (Jaren Lewison). Cut to season 2, a new character is introduced, Aneesa, who is also Indian. Devi considers her a competition, but she just wants to be friends with Devi.
The final episode of Season 2 ends with Daxton (Devi & Paxton) finally coming into a relationship, but she is still unsure about her feelings. Ben gets to know about Devi’s true feelings.
Season 3 Storyline
Devi soon realizes that she still has feelings for Ben, while she is dating Paxton. She finally chooses brains over six-pack abs. This also helps her discover her true self and where she belongs. Ben is also unable to move on from Devi, even when he is kinda dating Aneesa.
Devi’s friends Eleanor (Ramona Young) and Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez), are also on the hunt to understand themselves along with a little romance.
This season a new character is introduced, making Devi’s love triangle a love square with Des (Anirudh Pisharody) joining the team.
While the story technically revolves around Devi, the Vishwakumars are equally entertaining to watch.
Never Have I Ever Season 3 Review
This season is better than the previous one, with a lot more emotions and a lot less bland comedy. Devi’s character growth is finally visible in this season. She discovers an emotional side in her, even if she messes up a lot of the time. The many love interests that the makers have provided for Devi are not at all a disappointment, but rather a surprise because it helps her character grow as a person. And not only is the love interest special this season, but the mother-daughter duo also bickers a lot less this time. This is the most growth that the viewers will witness.
The desi elements are not to be forgotten as the makers do not forget to infuse this modern American show with Indian lead characters.
With a little backstory to Ben and Paxton, they too emerge as individuals and not just Devi’s love interest. They each present some strong stories of their own, which helps the viewers in engaging with the characters.
The season concludes on a delightful note yet the audience yearns for more. This is a great way to conclude the season and leave the anticipation for the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever.