Sex Education is my newest personal Netflix craze. I really like British humor and even LOVE it in some instances (Fleabag FTW!) so perhaps that’s why I quite enjoy watching this series. It may not be absolutely mind-blowing but I’ve laughed quite a bit and even shed a tear during a purposefully tear-jerking moment or two. The plot may be slightly overcomplicate but it’s actually easy to accept.
Otis is awkward AF. He’s 18 years old and this kind of guys that is likely to only lose his virginity towards the end of his University days to a very persistent, potentially older woman.
Part of the reason why he’s so awkward is that he’s mother (Gillian Anderson) is a sex therapist. She may be open-minded when it comes to her own one-night stands but she also can’t help snooping around her son’s room, which doesn’t help Otis to deal with life.
Fortunately, Otis has a best friend to confide in. The said bf, Eric is gay but comes from a conservative family. IMHO he’s a great person but teenagers from his school seem to disagree with me.
The tight friendship between the boys becomes strained when Otis meets Meave (who looks A LOT like Margot Robbie) and the two decide to start a sex therapy clinic of their own.
Sex Education is mostly a comedy show but it has its dramatic moments. It deals with issues that a lot of teenagers deal with – over the top mothers, sexual initiation, social awkwardness, abortion, divorce… It’s a modern series, which means that the creators put some effort into making it relatable for many members of society.
The series is easy to watch and it’s quite entertaining at times. I’m sure that some people would argue that it’s sexed up and real teenagers don’t have so much sex but these people know little about teenagers.
I think the one big problem with it may be that it’s trying to deal with too many issues at the same time, which makes it feel a bit superficial. I almost have a feeling that the script writer’s idea is to make the feel of the series more similar to what’s produced in the USA.
All in all, it’s certainly an entertaining watch, perfect to cheer you up. It won’t rock your world but not everything has to. Season 2 has been already confirmed so clearly I’m not the only fan.
Would you go to a teenage sex therapist? Do you think that your life would have been different, had you had access to sex therapy?