Wondering if Netflix’s Never Have I Ever Season 2 is ok for kids? It’s more of the same from Season 1, but perhaps a little bit less of the sexual content, although Devi is now in a love triangle. Never Have I Ever Season 2 is rated TV-14 for language, suggestive content, and substances. Here’s what parents need to know in this Never Have I Ever Season 2 Parents Guide.
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Parents Guide
Devi Vishwakumar and best friends Eleanor and Fabiola continue to navigate high school with friendship and boy drama. In Season 1, Devi’s father passed away, and she’s still dealing with her grief, sometimes in unproductive ways. I guess she’s earned her nickname Crazy Devi. But really she hasn’t learned how to process her hurt.
If you watched the first season, you know that Devi and friends can be sex-crazed and crass. And in the second season they still are, but it seems more like normal teenage drama. Why is Never Have I Ever Season 2 PG-14? Lots of language and sexual language.
There are a lot of uses of sh*t, damn, a**, bi*ch, hell, and one use of fu*k. Be aware of words of deity like “oh my g-d,” and g-ddamit. There are also uses of words like di*k, sucks di*k, handy, and sucks butt.
There is talk of sex and implied sexual relations, but no explicit nudity.
There are some shots of a character shirtless with camera angles that make it appear sexual, although the situation itself is not.
One of the show’s topics includes anorexia, so it may be a trigger for some kids.
Devi is still processing her father’s death and must learn to deal with her grief.
One scene shows a teacher who found a used condom wrapper and waves it around.
Another scene shows characters talking about penis size.
A character refers to a girl’s breast as natties and says she gave him a handy.
There are several kissing scenes between men and women and women and women.
Is Never Have I Ever Season 2 Appropriate for Kids Under 14?
I would say Never Have I Ever Season 2 is a smidge more tame than Season 1. However, there is still plenty of crude and crass content. Devi is witty, rebellious, and intelligent, but she also struggles which makes her relatable to many teens. She makes rash decisions which may not be the best, but the show usually shows appropriate consequences.
If you don’t want tweens to pick up on some of the sexual content though, then it may be best to skip it or actually watch with them, so you can discuss important topics.
John McEnroe as Devi’s narrator is hilarious and slightly inappropriate. However, Gigi Hadid as Paxton’s narrator is bland and boring. But still kids and teens will be excited to hear her narrate.
Most of the characters playing high schoolers are still in their late teens or early 20s, so the show is believable in scenarios the characters are going through. Devi can be over the top, but don’t we all have one of those friends? However, Darren Barnet who plays Paxton is 30, I believe, and you can definitely tell he’s older. His character has always been the one who has bothered me, and he does make a transformation in the show, but still some of the stereotypical jock arcs miss the mark.
Overall, Season 2 of Never Have I Ever on Netflix does have its misses, and some of the inappropriate content is unnecessary, but the sassy Devi and loyal friends Eleanor and Fabiola make for an enjoyable teen comedy.