Never Have I Ever Season 4 Review – a fitting farewell to one of Netflix’s best shows

By Ricky Valero
Published: June 8, 2023 (Last updated: July 25, 2023)
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Netflix series Never Have I Ever Season 4 Review


Never Have I Ever rewards audiences with a beautiful, heartfelt sendoff that features Maitreyi Ramakrishnan’s best work on the series.

Here is our review of the Netflix series Never Have I Ever Season 4, which does not contain spoilers.

The end is here for Devi and our friends at Sherman Oak High in the fourth season of Never Have I Ever. Devi has had some massive highs and lows throughout her senior year by dealing with possibly not getting into the college of her dreams, juggling boys, and realizing that life without her mom will be hard.

Never Have I Ever season 4 Review and Plot Summary

Never Have I Ever follows the students at Sherman Oak High trying to navigate their senior year, finding the college they want to attend, navigating love, and figuring out the next phase of their lives.

As Devi enters her final year in high school, she has one thing on her mind: to get into Princeton. But in true Devi fashion, she self-sabotages many different things causing everything she had hoped and dreamed for to hang in the balance.

Throughout this series, the writers have done a great job depicting life as a teenager in the modern world, from the extra layers of social media and technology expectations to the pressure caused by schools with your future and the struggles of single-parent households.

Season 4 was no different, as we see each of these seniors with the weight of the world on their shoulders, forced to make some of the biggest decisions of their lives.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was selected out of 15,000 people for the role of Devi Vishwakumar at 17 years old. As each season passed, Maitreyi got more and more comfortable playing the part.

Season 4 had some big obstacles in the way of Devi, and watching Maitreyi come full circle in this final season was a sight to see. You could see the raw emotion of Devi leaving us on the show and see Maitreyi pour her heart and soul into the part, knowing this would be the end. This was easily her best work on the series to date.

The cultural footprint that Never Have I Ever has left will have a lasting effect. As the writers weave us in and out of the world of Devi and her high school friends, we see this breathtaking scenery that highlights the beautiful Indian culture.

From the aesthetically pleasing color palettes to the stunning costume designs (especially at the wedding), viewers are engulfed in a world many don’t understand. I must also credit the music department for another stellar playlist of tunes throughout the season.

Is Never Have I Ever Season 4 good or bad?

A show that knows when to put a bow on the series is one that profoundly writes a goodbye in a way that leaves nothing on the table.

Each character has a fully developed arc that is satisfying. Season 4 is something special that will have Devi and her friends on our minds for weeks to come.

Is Never Have I Ever Season 4 worth watching?

Audiences of Never Have I Ever are treated to something special with how the writers delicately let Devi live out the life she was trying to live, but not without the hiccups we are used to seeing along the way.

The heart, soul, and passion poured into this season rewards viewers with a fitting and perfect end to our family at Sherman Oak.

What did you think of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever Season 4? Comment below.

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