We were surprised to find for days Manifest in first place of the internal serial box office of the American streaming giant. Neither good nor bad, the family procedural with SF accents of the producer, director and screenwriter Robert Zemmeckis (Back to the Future ...), moreover already broadcast on TF1, had enough to hold the audiences of a classic broadcast on a classic channel for a few weeks but lacked depth and originality, if not its premise - the sudden reappearance of Flight Air flight 828, disappeared from the radar screens between Jamaica and New York for five years - and the sum of the scientific, ethical and mystical questions raised by the event, not to mention the emotional storms unleashed within the families of these strange survivors.
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But here is that one series chasing another, the American site Flix Patrol announces that Manifest has just given way to My first times, in English Never Have I Ever, series of a completely different kind and a completely different form, produced by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) and Lang Fisher for the platform. The program has 4 seasons and follows the trajectory of Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), Indian teenager, studious although a little crazy, eager to change reference group and above all to finally live her first time. The plot is seen, reviewed, already processed a thousand times on Netflix even whose catalog of teen series continues to grow, from Riverdale to Daybreak through Elite.
Nevertheless, she immediately distinguished herself from the others by her decomplexion, her interpretation, her funnyness, her melancholy and by her treatment. In short, it devours itself. Season 1, a hyperneat sitcom format, had surprised everyone. Season 2, in the light of the first, but even more frontal, had loyalty. Season 3 was narrated in voice-over by tennis player John McEnroe (it is good to remember ...). And season 4 does not demerit in any way that welcomes Michael Cimino, the BG of Love, Victor, the series derived from the hit film Love, Simon, available on Disney +. The arrival of the latter in high school will again shake everything up... My first times came in pole position in 58 territories including the United States and France. To discover this weekend, between two sunbathing.