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S3 E11 Never have I ever tried to avoid grieving by sleeping with the hottest guy in Socal

June 15, 2020 Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗 Season 3 Episode 11
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S3 E11 Never have I ever tried to avoid grieving by sleeping with the hottest guy in Socal
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Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S3 E11 Never have I ever tried to avoid grieving by sleeping with the hottest guy in Socal
Jun 15, 2020 Season 3 Episode 11
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Hosts Diaodiao, Afra, and Izzy talk about Mindy Kailing’s new Netflix series “Never Have I Ever,” a coming-of-age comedy about Devi, a second-generation Indian American girl in California.

We talk about our own past as overachieving high school nerds (more than one of us were also in Model UN ahem), the feeling of othering when you move to a new country, why the show only manages to tell one specific story from Devi’s perspective, and last but not least, the show’s unabashed female gaze. (Afra actually sought out Paxton’s fan page.)


We also included an interview segment with our special guest: Saisha, who grew up in India, studied and worked in China, and currently lives in New York City. 


Saisha talks about what she loves about the show and why she finds the show to be more like India in the 90s. She feels nervous about some of the ways the show portrays Indian Americans’ attitude towards marriage and religion: “There’s a war over identity going on in India right now. You want to show that story very carefully in India and America. To Indian Americans, it might just be nostalgic, but that has implications back home. If you are telling people you will still be struggling with this whether you’re in India or America, that’s problematic.”


links:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/arts/television/mindy-kaling-never-have-I-ever-netflix.html


Promo:

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Show Notes


Hosts Diaodiao, Afra, and Izzy talk about Mindy Kailing’s new Netflix series “Never Have I Ever,” a coming-of-age comedy about Devi, a second-generation Indian American girl in California.

We talk about our own past as overachieving high school nerds (more than one of us were also in Model UN ahem), the feeling of othering when you move to a new country, why the show only manages to tell one specific story from Devi’s perspective, and last but not least, the show’s unabashed female gaze. (Afra actually sought out Paxton’s fan page.)


We also included an interview segment with our special guest: Saisha, who grew up in India, studied and worked in China, and currently lives in New York City. 


Saisha talks about what she loves about the show and why she finds the show to be more like India in the 90s. She feels nervous about some of the ways the show portrays Indian Americans’ attitude towards marriage and religion: “There’s a war over identity going on in India right now. You want to show that story very carefully in India and America. To Indian Americans, it might just be nostalgic, but that has implications back home. If you are telling people you will still be struggling with this whether you’re in India or America, that’s problematic.”


links:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/arts/television/mindy-kaling-never-have-I-ever-netflix.html


Promo:

Find Loud Murmurs in the iTunes podcast store, Google Play, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Pocket Casts, Overcast)! Please subscribe, enjoy, and feel free to drop us a note and leave us a review. 

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs




Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs)