Fans are on a hunt for series similar to Never Have I Ever as they wait for a new season. The Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher masterpiece, Never Have I Ever won everyone’s heart. The number of teen dramas released each year is massive, yet the series manages to make its mark with eccentric characters and a well-layered storyline. For the first time in commercial cinema, we witnessed a brown teenage girl as the protagonist of an American teen drama.
The plot follows a quick-witted Devi as she announces her relationship to everyone. How her brown family reacts to Devi’s decision and friendship, and high school drama are the core elements of this show. Furthermore, teen dramas are a complete meal with all the high school and family drama and heartwarming moments. Here is a list of shows that you will definitely love if you enjoyed watching Never Have I Ever on Netflix.
Teen Series similar to Never Have I Ever on Netflix
Director: Euros Lyn
Writer: Alice Oseman
Main Cast: Kit Connor, Joe Locke, William Gao, Yasmin Finney, Corinna Brown, Tobie Donovan, Jenny Walser, Cormac Hyde Corrin, Chetna Pandya, Stephen Fry, Kizzy Edgell, Rhea Norwood, Sebastian Crost, Fisayo Akinade, and Olivia Colman
Based on Alice Oseman’s famous webcomic of the same name, Hearstopper is a coming-of-age story of Charlie Spring. Furthermore, apart from being adorkable, he is also gay, which together combined do not make a smooth ride. The plot follows Charlie as he falls head over heels for his classmate Nick Nelson.
The not fitting-in aspect of it makes it similar to Never Have I Ever. In Mindy Kaling’s series, Devi is a brown girl who tries harder to be able to fit in with the crowd. In Heartstopper too, Charlie Spring finds it very difficult to fit in. You can watch this heartwarming eight-part series on Netflix.
I Am Not Okay With This
Director: Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall
Writer: Charles Forsman
Cast: Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, Kathleen Rose Perkins
Another brilliant teen drama on Netflix inspired by a book is I Am Not Okay With This. The seven-episode long series revolves around a seventeen-year-old Sydney Novak. A year after her father’s suicide, Sydney is still trying to cope with what has happened.
Reconciliation, friendships, and self-acceptance are the core elements of this drama. One thing that connects I Am Not Okay With This and Never Have I Ever besides the high school setting is the complicated parent-child dynamic. You can enjoy the series on Netflix.
Creator: Laurie Nunn
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams Stirling, Alistair Petrie, Mimi Keene, Aimee Lou Wood, Cganeil Kular, Simone Ashley, Tanya Reynolds, Mikael Persbrandt, Patricia Allison, Anne Marie Duff, Rakhee Thakrar, Jemima Kirke
The 2019 Netflix high school drama Sex Education, was unlike any other fans have seen so far. It tackled issues with such maturity while remaining hilarious. The plot follows Otis Milburn, who is the son of a sex therapist, and his eccentric group of friends.
Besides both Sex Education and Never Have I Ever topping the rating charts on Netflix, the main characters of the show are quite similar. Both Otis and Devi have a pattern of demeaning themselves. However, both of them end up dating the popular girl and boy, respectively. Apart from dating, both Otis and Devi have turbulent relationships with their parent.
Devi because of her mother’s conservative nature and Otis because his mother is well, a sex therapist. Another element that makes Otis and Devi similar is that both of them do not have a father figure. Sex Education has had three seasons so far and has been nominated for multiple prestigious awards. You can watch Aimee Lou Wood give her BAFTA TV Award-winning performance in this series on Netflix.
On My Block
Creators: Lauren lungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft
Cast: Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, Jessica Marie Garcia, Julio Macias, Peggy Blow, Jahking Guillory
The series consists of ten episodes and was released back in March of 2018. The series is all about the test and trials of friendship. Similar to Never Have I Ever, it is a show that highlights the magic of friendship. You can stream or download this drama on Netflix.
My Mad Fat Diary
Writer: Tom Bidwell, Laura Neal, George Kay
Director: Tim Kirkby, Benjamin Caron, Anthony Philipson, Luke Snellin, Vanessa Caswill, and Alex Wickler
Cast: Sharon Rooney, Claire Rushbook, Ian Hart, Dan Cohen, Jodie Comer, Nico Mirallegro
A major reason behind the popularity of Never Have I Ever is that it does not shy away from touchy subjects. A show similar to Never Have I Ever is the teen angst British comedy-drama, My Mad Fat Diary. From eating disorders to losing the will to live the drama spreads awareness about everything with a pinch of jokes. You can find the drama on Netflix.
Ginny and Georgia
Creator: Sarah Lampert
Cast: Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry, Diesel La Torraca, Jennifer Robertson, Felix Mallard, Sara Waisglass, Scott Porter, Raymond Ablack
Another drama similar to Never Have I Ever, that focuses on the complicated parent-child relationships is Ginny and Georgia. Furthermore, Ginny is a fifteen-year-old with a mother who is thirty and too carefree. The show’s parent-child dynamic will have you hooked throughout. You can watch it on Netflix.
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