Home Forums Television Never Have I Ever (Netflix Original Official Thread)

Never Have I Ever (Netflix Original Official Thread)

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
Created
5 months ago
Last Reply
3 months ago
11
replies
974
views
9
users
Owl-Always-wa..
3
Riley Chow
1
lvigario
1
  • Profile picture
    smurty11
    Joined:
    Sep 7th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203459710

    I was skeptical Mindy Kaling could make a comedy I would really like given her so-so record after The Office. To my surprise, Never Have I Ever, on top of being a watershed moment for South Asian representation in Hollywood, is also one of the great comedies of the year. The bait and switch from a gross-out teen comedy into a dramedy after a few episodes was executed well. The lead actress is still green, but she has an innate charm that made it an enjoyable binge.

    As far as Emmys, it depends if Netflix can mount a campaign for voters to take it seriously compared to their other teen-oriented content. It’s been #1 in the US and many other countries for the past few days, it’s critically acclaimed, and Mindy Kaling has cache in the industry that could help.

    I’d personally nominate:

    Best Comedy Series
    Supporting Actress (Poorna Jagannathan)
    Guest Actress: (Niecy Nash)
    Directing: “…felt super Indian” or “…said I’m sorry”
    Writing: “…said I’m sorry”

    • This topic was modified 5 months ago by smurty11.
    Reply
    Profile picture
    Owl-Always-watching
    Joined:
    Dec 13th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203459713

    I enjoyed it. Specially Bc main character wasn’t perfect.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Riley Chow
    Joined:
    Oct 11th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203459734

    Netflix’s best comedy this spring (hint hint)! Probably peaked for me around the time that they shifted focus and sympathies to the supporting cast. Weird how they edited the flashbacks though as if we were watching the show weekly as opposed it bingeing it.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Owl-Always-watching
    Joined:
    Dec 13th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203459746

    Netflix’s best comedy this spring (hint hint)! Probably peaked for me around the time that they shifted focus and sympathies to the supporting cast. Weird how they edited the flashbacks though as if we were watching the show weekly as opposed it bingeing it.

    oh no, I hope this hint is regarding a certain space show and not a certain season two that premieres next week

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    lvigario
    Joined:
    Jan 30th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203460000

    It’s a great show. The lead actress is very charismatic.

    FYC Emmys 2020:
    Sienna Miller - The Loudest Voice
    Anne Hathaway - Modern Love
    Zoë Kravitz - High Fidelity

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Mukund
    Joined:
    May 27th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203460004

    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Poorna Jagannathan (especially in the finale) were great here. The latter would be extremely deserving of some awards recognition. There is still stuff the show can improve upon, like Devi’s relationship with her culture and religion. Nonetheless, it is very good and an easy binge. Hated the actress playing Fabiola though. She was quite bad.

    The penultimate episode, ‘…Had to Be on My Best Behavior’ was their best episode probably (despite the rushed conclusion to Kamala’s storyline). It was funny, emotional and actually used the main character’s background in an efficient way. Should be submitted in both writing and directing. It should probably be Ramakrishnan’s submission as well.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    mf617
    Joined:
    Oct 17th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203460014

    This was a cute and easy binge, but I am surprised to see how strong the critical reaction has been. I can certainly understand why it is a success as it caters to that teen Netflix crowd and has been #1 on their top ten for a few days now, but I never viewed the show has anything more than a light-hearted comedy with decent writing and performances. The best part about the show, as everyone has been saying, is Poorna Jagnnathan and I think she’s definitely establishing herself with her roles in big projects the past few years that this could help catapult her even further.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    JakeT
    Joined:
    Sep 4th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203460017

    Agree this is quite good. Easy watch, some funny moments. I really grew to like Ben, and even though the relationship between him and Devi towards the end of the season was utterly predictable, I still wanted it to happen. Poorna was season MVP for me. I’m not sure if it has been picked up for subsequent seasons yet but it obviously will be.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Owl-Always-watching
    Joined:
    Dec 13th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203460581

    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Poorna Jagannathan (especially in the finale) were great here. The latter would be extremely deserving of some awards recognition. There is still stuff the show can improve upon, like Devi’s relationship with her culture and religion. Nonetheless, it is very good and an easy binge. Hated the actress playing Fabiola though. She was quite bad. The penultimate episode, ‘…Had to Be on My Best Behavior’ was their best episode probably (despite the rushed conclusion to Kamala’s storyline). It was funny, emotional and actually used the main character’s background in an efficient way. Should be submitted in both writing and directing. It should probably be Ramakrishnan’s submission as well.

     

    I have to agree about actress playing Fabiola. Also, she looks like she is 30. Way older than the other two. I believe she is 21 but she reads way older

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    AayaanUpadhyaya
    Joined:
    Dec 15th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203460652

    Being Indian, I absolutely loved binge watching this show. It’s always amazing to see actual representation done right but it does make me a bit sad that this is so rare. I knew Mindy would deliver and this is my favourite Netflix comedy right now.

    Also Poorna Jagannathan would be such a deserving nominee in supporting actress.

    This show could legit be a writing nominee though, so watch out.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    adamunc
    Joined:
    Jul 5th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203527543

    Finished this the other day and overall really enjoyed it. It was one of those shows that got better with every episode. On the whole, I liked the young cast of unknowns — this could be a serious contender in Casting. Poorna Jagnnathan was exceptional among the adults, particularly in the final few episodes where she had more meat to chew on.

    I hope it gets a second season so that it has time to give a little more depth to the young characters (the gay one, the poor little rich boy, the mother-issue one, etc.). I never got a handle on the character of Paxton, either. He seemed more like a device than a person. But on the whole, it was very entertaining and explored a culture you rarely see in mainstream American entertainment. Shoutout to the brilliant randomness of John McEnroe too.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Brayden Fitzsimmons
    Joined:
    May 3rd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Chris B... - Sep 30, 2020
Television
Chris B... - Sep 30, 2020
Television
Chris B... - Sep 30, 2020
Television