In this era of Peak TV, you’re going to get a lot of filler content. It’s just impossible to avoid. There are tons of shows that simply were rushed into production in the streaming wars race or are just, well, badly made. That’s the case for a number of teen shows in particular, but on the flip side there have been series such as “Sex Education,” “Dickinson,” “The End Of The F**king World,” “Pen-15” and “Big Mouth” that at times seem more poignant and entertaining for adults than the tween set. Another one of those series you should binge-watch immediately is Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever.”
Created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, “Never Have I Ever” centers on Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), the daughter of first-generation immigrants attending an imaginary high school in LA’s San Fernando Valley. As she navigates the school year she has to deal with the death of her father the year prior and an unexpected love triangle (sorta) with classmates Paxton (Darren Barnet) and Ben Gross (Jaren Lewinson). For viewers, the show is peppered with sly in-jokes about Southern California and presents a much-needed view of life for people of Indian descent in the U.S.
The extremely talented Ramakrishnan, who is from Ontario, Canada, joined the Four Quadrant podcast earlier this month to reflect on the four+ auditions she needed to land her first major role, her sparse knowledge of series narrator John McEnroe, how hard it is to cry on camera, where she lands on the love triangle, her thoughts of working in LA and her mad love for “The Office.”
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