Never Have I Ever Season 4 Review – A satisfying swansong after four chaotic seasons

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4



Episode Guide


…lost my virginity -| Review Score – 3.5/5
…gotten sweet revenge -| Review Score – 3.5/5
…liked a bad boy -| Review Score – 3.5/5
…wrecked my future -| Review Score – 4/5
…been to New Jersey -| Review Score – 2.5/5
…had my dream stolen -| Review Score – 3/5
…had an identity crisis -| Review Score – 5/5
…set my mom up -| Review Score – 4/5
…gone to prom -| Review Score – 3/5
…said goodbye -| Review Score – 4/5


The NRI (Non-resident Indian) Community who moved from their homes to pursue the American dream felt well-represented with the release of the teen drama Never Have I Ever in 2020. With four seasons of the teen sitcom that is based on the life of an Indian teenager living in the States, the show has finally come to an end and in doing so, will undoubtedly make your feel full as a fan.

Never Have I Ever Season 4 follows the story of Devi Vishwakumar an awfully smart student who has a chaotic life. Devi is a senior-year student, and will soon be graduating from high school. She is hoping to get into her dream college – Princeton. With a new potential romantic interest this year, Devi navigates the new turns her life is taking as she and her friends together grow into college students.

The show from the get-go does not have a lot of conflict in this season in comparison to the past years. Aside from the ongoing college application struggle and the uncertainty about getting into an Ivy League college, Devi does not have a lot of issues in terms of what happens with her family. Her mother, Nalini, is more accepting of Devi’s life path this time around and is very supportive of her.

To combat that, there still is a lot of unnecessary chaos in her friendship. There’s more contrived drama this time coming in the form of the misunderstanding between Devi and Fabiola, namely around getting into Princeton. Alongside that, Devi’s final decision over who she romances is eventually resolved in this season for good. Although not everyone is going to be happy about the final choice made. Personally, I was hoping for her to end up with someone different, but I’m not about to spoil that here!

The adults in this season have really great character development. Nalini finally taking off her thaali (the auspicious thread worn by brides) proves that she too is finally moving on and there’s a lovely bit of closure for her in the final episode. A nostalgic behind-the-scenes moment is recreated on the show harking back to the early days of Never Have I Ever.

While one may argue that Never Have I Ever’s ending errs on the side of “too happy”, all characters have some sort of redemption by the end. While one could argue that Ethan’s arc is perhaps the worst, contrasting that is Trent who, despite being very awkward, gets some good closure here. Trent is one of the funniest characters on the show so he definitely deserves it!

Never Have I Ever has given a voice to Indian teens who felt a lack of representation in TV shows coming from the United States. Being a culturally rich country, Mindy Kaling is certainly to thank for what she’s done with the show and for elevating these young women. If there is ever a spin-off to this series, a Women in STEM storyline based on Kamala’s work life in Baltimore would certainly be a lovely inclusion.

Until then we have these 40 episodes of Never Have I Ever at our disposal that we can go back to and enjoy. And based on how this ends, it’s certainly going to be worth reliving the ride all over again!

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  • Verdict - 8.5/10

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