Never Have I Ever Season 4 Review: Devi Vishwakumar keeps us on the edge as we take one final rollercoaster ride
Never Have I Ever
High school senior Devi Vishwakumar has come a long way. Crazy Devi continues to be clumsy and relatable, as she grows into an accomplished young woman ready for college and a stable relationship. But the road is far from easy.
- Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher
- Maitreyi Ramakrishnan,
- Darren Barnet,
- Jaren Lewison
- Comedy Drama
When you hear that the final season of a show, that you have enjoyed watching over the years, is going to air soon you try to make it last longer. One episode at a time, relishing it. But with Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s Never Have I Ever, that’s just not possible because you get wrapped up really quickly into Devi Vishwakumar’s life. We began this journey together, three years ago, with a 15 year old hotheaded high school girl. After watching her grow into an accomplished young lady, we see her spread her wings and fly out of the nest in season 4. But it’s not an easy flight.
Season 4 begins right where season 3 left us-- hanging over the cliff! Devi, played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, had taken up Ben Gross aka Jaren Lewison’s friendly offer of a ‘boink’. But things don’t really go the way they expected the next day. Thus begins a confusing summer, where they move on with their lives while Paxton Hall-Yoshida, portrayed by Darren Barnet, adjusts as a freshman in college. We reunite with some of our favourite characters from previous seasons-- Eleanor Wong who hopes to get into Juilliard and has mixed feelings for Trent, Fabiola Torres who is yet to decide where she wants to go to college, Devi’s hot cousin Kamala, Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar who continues to be badass mom and of course, Devi’s grandmother Nirmala Vishwakumar who is ready to begin a new chapter in her life.
But this year we are also introduced to some new characters-- Ben’s girlfriend Margot’s dad, Nirmala’s new friend Len aka Jeff Garlin and Michael Cimino as Ethan, the newest member of the hot pocket. We see less of Devi’s dad Mohan, which breaks our heart. But each time he does return to our screen, he makes our heart flutter as ‘Best Dad Ever’. Well, Devi’s final school year is exciting. But right when you feel it’s shaping up the way she wants, there comes a twist! The season never ceases to keep you at the edge of your seat. You just can’t look away. You can also expect a lot of the unexpected! For instance, Paxton is hot as always, you root for Ben too, while Ethan’s a hot new addition. But it’s Trent you see yourself falling for because he’s the sweetest!
You see Devi grow up amidst all the turmoil, into a young woman who sees past her temper. She is still clumsy and relatable, also annoying in some places. But you’ll feel yourself rooting for her more than you ever have before. That’s the connection Devi, her family and all her drama has made with the audience. These characters don’t just touch your heart but remind you that you are what your experiences make you. Which is why season 4 is a must watch. Let us warn you-- it’s not as easy to say goodbye as you might think.
But like Nirmala says, “I know that it’s hard to let go, but it’s time.” It’s time to move on, with a little bit of Devi, her family and her drama alive in our hearts. After one final rollercoaster ride, that is Never Have I Ever season 4.