Netflix’s 2020 hit, I Never… is back with the premiere of its second season and ten more unreleased episodes about the love misadventures of teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan). As in the first year, the series continues with the ability to address important issues without appealing to scenes with sex and nudity.
The great merit of the attraction created by Mindy Kaling (The Office) was always to discuss hot topics with the grace of being young. Devi gets into the most absurd messes not because she is bad, but a teenager in the process of maturing.
Maitreyi’s character is the typical protagonist that the audience loves to hate. Charismatic, she makes mistake after mistake without knowing when to stop. In an even selfish way, she hurts family, friends and lovers, but accepting the consequences of her actions and maturing with them is also a way to grow, and Devi is able to understand the concept.
Amidst all the crises of its young protagonist, the series still has space to include very important discussions in 2021. Bullying, racism and machismo appear among the themes of the second season without taking the credit of Eu Never… to cause laughter between the lines.
Megan Suri is the newcomer Aneesa
At its heart, Eu Never… is as much a story of loss as it is of growth. There is the mourning of death and the fear of the absence of the friendships and passions that so help to shape Devi’s (and the audience’s) personality as he goes through the pains of adolescence.
The arrival of Aneesa (Megan Suri), another Indian student, makes Devi and her new friend go through prejudiced situations with other students and even teachers. Problems from Aneesa’s past also cause the protagonist to reflect on bullying at school and acceptance of who you are.
It is from their relationship that the second year has its best moments. Megan Suri proves to be a great addition to the cast and balances Devi’s impulsive ways with her generous and understanding air. To spice up the situation, the newcomer becomes another ingredient in the love triangle that involves the protagonist, Paxton (Darren Barnet) and Ben (Jaren Lewison).
The new year is also concerned with the growth of characters in Devi’s core family. Nalini (Poor Jagannathan), his mother, is given layers in addition to the curmudgeonly curmudgeon. She starts interacting with her rival dermatologist (Common) and trying to learn, in her own way, how to improve her relationship with her daughter.
Richa Moorjani stands out in the new year
Also shining in the new episodes is Kamala (Richa Moorjani), Devi’s pretty and intelligent cousin. When starting to work in a laboratory for her doctorate, she faces machismo and misogyny, but gives a dance to the toxic colleagues with a lot of humor and work. It is in the strength of the character that Eu Never… explores how to face the dark world of patriarchy in which women are analyzed more by appearance and than by knowledge.
At a time when shows like Elite and Sex/Life stand out among teen audiences with naked bodies and exhausting sex, Eu Never… returns to Netflix as a comic and delicious relief that proves you don’t have to appeal to deliver a production Of Quality.
Watch the subtitled trailer for the 2nd season of Eu Never…: