When I opened Netflix about a week or 2 ago, I saw this new show; Sex Education. I wasn’t to sure about watching this, but I did want to see the trailer after I came across the series a couple of times. Turned out, the trailer looked hilarious! A couple of my friends already watched the show and based on their recommendation I decided to go for it. So let’s see what I thought about this show!
A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
The premise of Sex Education sounds like it could be potentially be amazing, or super cringey and awful. Luckily, for me it was the former. I really enjoyed this show A LOT. Otis’ mom is a sex therapist and has a very active sex life. I can only imagine how awkward this must be for him but it made for some hilarious moments. And I also think the show did a great job portraying these moments.
Otis is a pretty awkward character but I think a lot of us can relate to that awkward part of him and I loved seeing this. As a psychologist, I loved his sex therapy clinic! The advice he gave seemed pretty solid and I really liked how he grew in that role. He seemed to genuinely want to help people. Maeve was probably my favorite character. I loved seeing her open up and share the things she was dealing with. Maeve has a pretty difficult life but also learns everyone has their own private issues they have to deal with. And then we have Eric, what a wonderful character that is. He is an amazing best friend but I loved that he also got his own story. Eric wasn’t just there to be a side kick and I want to see more of him in the second season we’re hopefully getting!
This show starts off hilariously but it isn’t just comic relief. There was so much representation, we got different race rep, multiple sexual orientations, mental health issues. And most of it was normalized. I saw some really good messages in this show. What had me a little but confused was what time period this was supposed to be. The kids have cell phones that seem to be pretty up to date but the clothes and home decors seemed pretty outdated. So I have no clue what time period I was watching haha.
I need to do a shoutout to episode 5; that episode raised some very important issues. I couldn’t stop my tears from falling during that episode. The ending of it was so beautiful and powerful. More episodes tried to do this but that one was truly my favorite. I would recommend watching the show even for just that one. Have you seen this show yet? Or are you planning to? Let me know in the comments!