…been slut-shamed -| Review Score – 3/5
…had my own troll -| Review Score – 3.5/5
…had a valentine -| Review Score – 3/5
…made someone jealous -| Review Score – 4/5
…been ghosted -| Review Score – 3/5
…had a breakdown -| Review Score – 4/5
…cheated -| Review Score – 3/5
…hooked up with my boyfriend -| Review Score – 3.5/5
…had an Indian boyfriend -| Review Score – 2.5/5
…lived the dream -| Review Score – 3/5
So the third time really is a charm! After having a chaotic personality in all of Seasons 1 and 2, Devi is finally mature about things and not causing trouble or wreaking havoc in the lives of those around her just for the heck of it.
After spending her freshman and sophomore years battling between Paxton and Ben, Devi finally makes her mind up and publicly dates Paxton. She has her insecurities when it comes to dating the hottest guy in school and is able to overcome them one at a time.
However, her insecurities get the best of her and she and Paxton end things very soon. After that, Devi is finally coping with her single self when she is introduced to a hot Indian guy – Des, who is the son of her mother’s friend.
Des and Devi instantly hit it off and start dating but turns out Des is the typical Indian stereotype of a Mumma’s boy when he breaks up with her just because his mother asks him to. Devi is moving on to bigger and better things in life as she is close friends with two out of three of her exes.
With none of her emotions attached to Paxton, Devi has lingering romantic feelings for Ben. Who will Devi end up with in the third season of Never Have I Ever?
This season is certainly different when it comes to Devi’s character and I thank the creators for finally showing fans a mature, more self-aware Devi. While she does not have many external struggles this season, she does have internal battles like that of being insecure about herself.
Devi’s issues are not random as many teenage girls deal with troubles like these but the fact that they are repetitive is what makes it regressive. The other characters on the show also have amazing storylines, which shows that the makers are really taking interest in the storylines of all secondary characters in the series.
One thing that irked me about Season 3 is that Devi and Paxton’s relationship ends up extremely short-lived. Why make fans wait for a whole year before making her break up with him? What happened between the two could actually have been sorted out with a simple conversation.
It felt like the makers wanted to introduce a third love interest that Devi would juggle between to make it further chaotic. Sucks for #Daxton fans!
This season showed a fizzled-out version of Kamala and Nalini’s storylines with more focus on the lives of the kids. This is ideal considering the show is directed towards teenagers and young adults, but older fans of the show may find the season a bit mundane.
Like its initial two seasons, the third is a quick binge-watch that will take you less than 5 hours to watch in its entirety.
This season does become predictable at times and fans are not surprised with the choices Devi makes, which means that the writers need to up their game in the next – and final – season of the show.
Verdict - 7/10