There’s nothing like a teen crush to distract you from personal problems, especially when fixating on a crush keeps you from dealing with grief.
Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher created “Never Have I Ever,” Netflix’s sassy new coming-of-age series about Devi, an Indian American girl trying to recreate herself after a rocky start to high school. As Devi starts her sophomore year, she wants to shed the previous year’s baggage, which includes her father’s abrupt death at a school concert as well as her temporary psychosomatic paralysis that landed her in a wheelchair for a few months. Now that she’s a sophomore she’s putting last year’s drama behind her as she tries to make herself and her two best friends seem cooler by getting boyfriends. While Devi pushes her friends to get cozy with their targets, she sets her sights on her crush and the school’s resident heartthrob, Paxton.