Never Have I Ever 2 (Netflix): Review, Episodes, Trailer, Cast

Never have I ever is a teen drama that revolves around an Indian American girl trying to up her social game while getting over her father's demise. After a tremendously positive response from the public, the team released the second season on Netflix recently on July 15, 2021.

never have i ever season 2 review

Never have I ever 2 Plot

The first season ended perfectly with the family uniting to spread Mohan's ashes in the sea. A spark of chemistry between Devi and Ben was also shown at the end. So what happens next?

Devi gets caught up in the love triangle with Ben and Praxton. As that is the coolest thing that has ever happened to her in a long time, she decides to date both simultaneously without letting the other person know about it. As it was brought up in season one itself, Devi's family plans on moving back to India, so Devi decides to live the time whatever is left by doing whatever she likes to do. Kamala gets to work with her idol and, at the same time, bonds with Prashanth. Devi's mother flies to India to look after the arrangements. As her mother is on a trip, one day, when Devi decides to throw a party in her house, most of the school attend it, including Ben and Paxton. Due to some mishappenings, everyone at the party gets to know the truth, including both of her boyfriends. At the same time, her mother Nalini finds out that her family is not as welcoming as she had expected. So she decides to stay in Los Angeles itself and even brings her mother-in-law from India to live with them. With all her plans failing, Devi has no other option except to go back to her school and face everyone, especially Ben and Praxton. The rest of the series is about how she manages to make peace with them.

Never have I ever 2 Cast

  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar
  • Poorna Jagannathan as Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar Devi's mother
  • Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida Devi's crush
  • Ramona Young as Eleanor Wong, one of Devi's best friends trying to become an actress
  • Lee Rodriguez as Fabiola Torres, one of Devi's best friends suffering from sexual infidelity
  • Richa Moorjani as Kamala, Devi's cousin
  • Jaren Lewison as Ben Gross Devi's nemesis and also a love interest
  • Ranjita Chakravarthy as Devi's grandmother
  • Megan Sooi as Aneesa new Indian girl in the school

Never have I ever 2 Episodes

Season 2 has ten episodes each with a duration of around 30 minutes.

Episode number

Episode name

Run time

1

...been a playa

28 min

2

...thrown a rager

32 min

3

...opened a textbook

27 min

4

...had an Indian frenemy

28 min

5

...ruined someones life

29 min

6

...betrayed a friend

27 min

7

...begged for forgiveness

29 min

8

...been a Daisy Buchanan

28 min

9

...stalked my own mother

31 min

10

...been a perfect girl

31 min


Never have I ever 2Trailer



Never have I ever 2 Review

As usual, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan gains the attention of the audience throughout the series. The entire series is engaging and interesting as well. Devi's actions made the audience root for her innocence for being a girl who often accidentally creates trouble where someone gets hurt.

The character of Devi involves a lot more shades than the first season. When she was caught double dating, to a daughter spying on her mother, she pulled off the scenes with ease. It is not easy for someone to confess their mistake in front of everyone, not especially for Devi for all that she's been through. Still, the way tries to apologize to her Indian friend after accidentally spreading a rumor about her friend was kind of cute and lovely to watch.

It is fantastic to see the character of Nalini having a lot of developments in the show. From what we know from the first season, she is a single mother with immense love for her daughter, working hard to discipline her daughter. But her romance with a coworker, even though for a limited period, is quite a development on her side. A few scenes, like when her parents try to set her up with an older man in India, are hilarious. Despite being a single mother, the way she looks after her family and how she deals with her vulnerability are inspiring. Poorna Jagannathan did have a significant impact on the audience.

Megan Soori as a new Indian girl in the class is newly introduced in this season. Though introduced in the third episode, her role was as important as any other role, and she did a splendid job on her part.

And the boys, Paxton and Ben, of course, lived up to their roles. Kamala, the cousin, was shown as working in a gender-biased team of scientists and at the same time figuring out about her future life partner. Although the role seemed a bit too much, I think it is targeted at many women who face the same and yet put up with it. There are gender bias and psychological issues addressed in the show; it also has many more things to ponder. 

Praxton takes his dreams seriously and focuses on getting good grades. Elenor realizes the importance of family and understands to cherish the people who look after us constantly. Fabiola knows how to find love without changing herself. I feel every character in the show teaches something, and I guess it helps to change our opinions in most aspects.

So, in a nutshell, Never have I ever is an age-old high school drama offering a rollercoaster ride of emotions like friendship, love, and passion. All these put together will make the show a binge-worthy series of recent times.

The article is contributed by Haripriya Gudimella.

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