Season 3 of Mindy Kaling and Lang Fishers' coming-of-age romantic comedy, in true Never Have I Everfashion, is brimming with pop culture references.
Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) navigates teen boys, family drama, and the halls of Sherman Oaks High School with a little help from snappy one-liners and extensive pop culture knowledge. Season 3: Drops beloved shows like Ted Lasso, Explains the Ed Sheeran Effect, Makes a Sharp Joke About Lori Loughlin and the 2019 College Admissions Scandal, features narrator John McEnroe
Never Have I Ever Season 3 has something for everyone, but one of the most memorable references is an homage to Bridgerton, a fellow sexy Netflix series.
Devi and Paxtons (Darren Barnet) make their big hallway debut. Devi meets up with her pals to recapture her. Eleanor (Ramona Young) and Fabiola (Lee Rodriquez) congratulate Devi on an incredible entrance, and Fab announces, You made it onto Lady Whistleboy for the first time ever.
Fab holds her phone out so Devi can see a TikTok video of her and Paxton kissing, and the trusty John McEnroe replies to explain, Lady Whistleboy was a school gossip site run by a not so anonymous source. Just then, the camera shows infamous Sherman Oaks dorkEric Perkins (Jack Seavor McDonald) holding his phone and looking around for gossip while wearing a shirt that says, Definitely not Lady Whistleboy.
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For those who have not seen Shonda Rhimes' enticing Regency romantic comedy based on Julia Quinn's novels, the series revolves around an anonymous author of a local juicy, sometimes harrowing gossip column. At the conclusion of Season 1, viewers learned the truth.
The choice to mash boy into Whistledown rather than changing the already gendered section of the TV reference is a fantastic move, especially considering Eric is the student behind the persona.
Never Have I Evers version of Lady Whistledown posts the latest community gossip, no matter how hurtful, and is open to new ideas about social situations. When Daxton goes home for the day, Lady Whistleboy writes a TikTok that states, "The newest odd couple at Sherman Oaks High is leaving the building."
A Lady Whistledown-inspired TikTok is a wonderful idea. Never Have I Evers writing team deserves praise for not abandoning the reference in the pilot. In Episode 2, Lady Whistleboy records the scene and post it to TikTok, where Eric can be heard delivering the following voiceover: A WhistlesclusivePaxton Hall-Yoshida is currently apologizing to every girl he has ever wronged. This is the biggest thing to
Eric is seen surveying social situations and wiping out his phone to record all the hot goss throughout the season. We have to assume that Eric's behavior is the reason he gets detained. We're still grateful to Never Have I Ever for allowing us the Netflix connection we never expected.