Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ turns teenage pain into comedic bliss

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ turns teenage pain into comedic bliss

“Never Have I Ever” is a brand new Netflix comedy created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, loosely based mostly on Kaling’s personal teenage years.

The present focuses on Devi (performed by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), who’s desperately hoping for a superb sophomore yr after the sudden dying of her father — cue the awkward makes an attempt to get a boyfriend, to lose her virginity and to turn into one of many cool children at college.

On the most recent episode of the Original Content podcast, we’re joined by TechCrunch author Natasha Mascrenhas to assessment the present. While a few of us had some bother stepping into the primary episode (the oddball voiceover narration by tennis legend John McEnroe might have been an element), all of us ended up loving it — the ingenious humor, the spectacular supporting forged and the deft mixing of guffaws with emotionally affecting storylines.

We had been significantly pleased to see an Indian American coming-of-age story that wasn’t solely targeted on assimilation, and that didn’t paint Indian tradition solely as a repressive drive that must be escaped. Instead, it means that second technology children can have a extra sophisticated relationship with their immigrant dad and mom’ tradition.

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We additionally talk about a current interview with Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzeberg, through which he blames “all the pieces that has gone incorrect” with the service’s launch on coronavirus.

You can hearken to our assessment within the participant under, subscribe utilizing Apple Podcasts or discover us in your podcast participant of alternative. If you just like the present, please tell us by leaving a assessment on Apple. You can even ship us suggestions straight. (Or recommend reveals and films for us to assessment!)

If you’d prefer to skip forward, right here’s how the episode beaks down:
0:00 Intro
0:46 Quibi dialogue
11:44 “Never Have I Ever” assessment
33:47 “Never Have I Ever” spoiler dialogue


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