Never have I ever is a new Netflix series that establishes its voice right away. Talking about voice, this show is narrated by Tennis Star John McEnroe. It may seem an unusual choice, but it will all make sense at last. The show starts at the start of the second year, and Devi, our protagonist, is praying for it to be better than the last. The last year had been really tragic for her. Her father died of a heart attack during a school function. She was so grief-struck that she got paralyzed from the waist down.
Devi’s life after being paralyzed
As Devi got paralyzed from the waist down, she started using wheel-chair, which resulted in her being bullied by other students and unfortunately, even her friends and teachers sometimes commented on her, though subtle, but it was hurtful to her anyway. By the start of the second year, Devi was out of her paralysis, making her previous disability just a blip in the past.
Although Devi is out of her paralysis, but it still affects the way she is treated by others at school. She lives with her mother and her cousin Kamla, who is a biologist. Kamla is an ideal Indian woman in the eyes of Devi’s mother and Devi resents her for it. But there are hints that Kamla is struggling to live up to the expectations of her family.
Anyway, Devi comes up with a plan to make this year good. She suggests her friends Fabiola and Eleanor that they should change their wardrobe and get boyfriends in order to be cool. Devi has even picked out boys for each one of them. For Fab, Devi has chosen Alex because he has a handsome face, even though he is far too short for her taste. For Eleanor, she has chosen a Boris, a good-looking Russian exchange student. And for herself, she has chosen Jonah, a very cool, not yet out of the closet gay guy.
And so the mission begins.