Desis are you looking for something to binge-watch? If yes, then we have a show that will make you laugh out loud!
We all often search at Netflix for the perfect TV series to binge-watch all day but end up finding nothing exciting and different. Don’t worry, folks as we are about to suggest a TV series for you to binge-watch and to laugh at your desi self!
Never have I ever is a teenage comedy TV series by Netflix, which takes on a roller-coaster ride of laughter. It is about how a Desi-Indian family settled in Los Angeles celebrates their identity and overcomes the barriers of cultural differences. So, far it has two seasons where Devi-a desi girl goes through teenage emotions and troubles.
1). Desi Culture-“Aunties not minding their own business”
Being a desi we often go to crowded pointless events as it runs in our culture. These events are places where desi aunties meet us to taunt us in every possible way. Honestly, there is no running away from these days of judgments being a brown person. Never have I ever also contains some desi events like these, which will make you laugh as you could relate to them.
2). Brown kid Tantrums-“I don’t think it’s good for me!”
As brown kids, we don’t have a choice to wear, eat or select a career choice of our own. Everything we do in life is according to our parents, our relatives, and our grandparents. There is no “I” in the life of a brown kid while making everyday or life decisions. Never have I ever also have such moments where you will relate and laugh at your situations as a desi kid.
3). Academic Competitiveness-“How can someone score more than me”
Being a desi child, we need to be the topper of our class, or people won’t consider us lovable and respectable enough in society. Therefore, our parents force us to study hard to achieve the highest scores and to be competitive for the rest of our lives. Never have I ever also discusses this matter, but it makes it look funnier for you to laugh at yourself by relating to it.
4). Relationship Troubles-“My mother will kill me if she finds out that I am in love”
As a young brown girl, you have to follow a list of rules to prove your worth to your desi parents. Not talking to boys and staying away from the opposite gender is at the top of the list because it will be scandalous if you catch feelings for someone. Never have I ever also illustrates the love affairs of a young girl and how she manages to hide them all will make you laugh till your belly hurts.
5). Love-Hate Motherhood-“Why can’t you be more like other brown kids?”
Desi mothers are always after their child to be the perfect humans to exist in this world. The daily routine of a desi mother includes; scolding their child and comparing their child to other brown kids to lecture them about perfections. Like in a scene from season one-Nalani says to Devi, Pray you get into Princeton. Don’t waste your prayers on stupid things like world peace,” But they are the sweetest humans who save us from the troubles we create fr ourselves. Never have I ever also shows this strong bond that will make you laugh with teary eyes.
6). Classic Father-Daughter Bond-“That’s my perfect child.”
Desi fathers‘ unlimited affection for their daughter is the cutest thing that exists in our brown culture. Brown daughters are always closer to their father, as they protect them from the world and keep them safe from their mother’s strictness. Like in a scene from season Two- Mohan says to Devi, “I Call You My Perfect Girl Because You Are Perfect To Me, Not Because I Expect You To Be Perfect All The Time.” Never have I ever also shows this never-ending sweet bond of love that will make you laugh and sentimental about your bond with your father.
7). Strong Bond With Grandparents-“My angel grandchild is always right.”
Being brown kids, we have the strongest crime partner bond with our grandparents. They are the perfect shield against our parents’ over-protectiveness and care for us by applying all ancient totkas they know. Never have I ever also portrays this beautiful relationship with waves of laughter that will make you recall your desi grandparent’s affinity towards you.
8). Troublemakers-Cousins Duo-“Run away from the arranged-marriage proposal.”
The desi cousin-duo is the most dangerous pair you will encounter as they plan all the good and bad things together. We speak our heart to our cousins and act how we feel in front of them. They are the keepers of our real secrets who save us from all sorts of weird desi situations. Never have I ever also discloses this trouble -making bond that will make you laugh and remind you of how you and your cousin commit crimes against desi laws.
9). Diverse Cultural Friendships-“What! It doesn’t happen in your culture?”
Being called desi in a group of diverse cultural people brings out the real brown kid in us. Sharing and cherishing all the rituals each of your friend’s cultures displays harmony and peace. Never have I ever has a diverse cultural cast bonded in the show as friends for life. Like in a scene from season Two- Devi convinces Aneesa by telling her, “I Think You’re Awesome. And If You Stay, I Promise To Be A Really Great Friend To You.” These multi-cultural group members share their happy moments by laughing and sad moments by crying on each other’s shoulders.
To sum up, this show is a big hit around the globe as it depicts the desi life of a brown kid! We recommend you to watch it and have a good time laughing at our culture and upbringing!
Multiple resources used in this article includes; Never Have I Ever,” Reviewed: Hotness and Hotheads, Never Have I Ever: I binged Mindy Kaling’s coming-of-age show. I’ve never felt so seen, ‘Never Have I Ever’ Review: Mindy Kaling Does Teen Comedy Right, Never Have I Ever review – Netflix teen series slowly finds its voice.
I am Emaan Rehman and I am a BBA student at Salim Habib University, Karachi. I’m an Instagram writer. Writing and reading is my passion. I believe a person who reads is someone who can conquer the world with his/her intelligence and wisdom of knowledge.