Never Have I Ever

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Drinking, language, sex talk in fresh, charming teen series.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 111 reviews

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age 12+

Appropriate for some kids

I think If your child is mature do handle a little bit of sex talk they should be fine drinking and smoking is just the typical teen party setting. Swearing is a medium rate but just sex talk is less appropriate. If your child is 12 or under and maybe 13 try watching it with them. But I think for sure children 14 and up as long as they are fairly mature they should be fine. The show definitely has a good messages and good values at heart.

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age 14+

Parody of HS life for teens and parents

This is a really funny show. It's not a morality lesson; it's not that kind of show. It's a parody of modern HS life. We're watching it with out 14 and 16 year olds. It's a bit absurd- but teens recognize that. The main teacher, for example, is hilarious- my daughter thinks he's exactly like one of her teachers (although obviously to an extreme degree- he takes the kids on a "field trip" to a park to clean up trash and a kid finds a used condom- the teacher turns it into a lesson on how birth control liberated women). Devi, the protagonist, makes a ton of mistakes. But when, for example, she starts dating two boys at once, my kids are yelling, "she's so stupid! why is she doing that?" at the TV. We love that she has a therapist (and her therapist is fantastic)- it makes therapy seem both meaningful and not scary. We love that Paxton's sister, Rebecca, has Downs Syndrome. We love that there are gay characters, Black and Asian and multi-racial characters, Jewish characters, that the overweight boy gets a girlfriend, that the richest kid is also the loneliest, etc. There is plenty to talk about. Any teen with access to social media sees so much more than this. This is a chance to watch a show together, talk about the many different plot lines, and laugh together. Definitely for high school students, though. I wouldn't show this to a 12 year old.

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