Season 1 rating: 93/100
Season 2 rating: 95/100
TV Series Info
Meet Otis Milburn — an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realizes that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realises he may need some therapy of his own.
|Asa Butterfield||Otis Milburn||Season 1 and 2|
|Gillian Anderson||Jean Milburn||Season 1 and 2|
|Emma Mackey||Maeve Wiley||Season 1 and 2|
|AlIstair Petrie||Mr. Groff||Season 1 and 2|
|Ncuti Gatwa||Eric Effoing||Season 1 and 2|
|Aimee Lou Wood||Aimee Gibbs||Season 1 and 2|
|Connor Swindells||Adam Groff||Season 1 and 2|
|Kedar Williams-Stirling||Jackson Marchetti||Season 1 and 2|
|Mikael Persbrandt||Jakob Nyman||Season 1 and 2|
|Patricia Allison||Ola Nyman||Season 1 and 2|
|Mimi Keene||Ruby||Season 1 and 2|
|Jim Howick||Mr. Hendricks||Season 1 and 2|
|Tanya Reynolds||Lily Iglehart||Season 1 and 2|
The only problem I had with it is that it tries to act like its a 90s American school rather than be a Welsh school. It was a great setting though and had very good locations etc. I just felt it tried too hard to please the audience.
Great character development with a funny and enjoyable narrative. I really felt a connection with characters and loved all the different problems they had with sexual health and how they dealt with it, it taught me as well as entertaining me.
The shots did the job, it was like something out of the Breakfast Club. When dealing with the subject of sex, the cameras plays with the humour making funny angles that helps the drama on stage.
Asa once again is great at playing his role, his awkward teenage act is funny and relatable. All the newcomers like Emma, Ncuti and Aimee have great chemistry on screen with their other acting counterparts.
The second season didn’t try to be woke or try to follow trends, it stuck to what made it good and gave us new life issues. Even the Romeo and Juliet the musical was a great idea. They introduced new sexual lessons like chlamydia, by doing as an outbreak. It taught us about how many things are misinformation and have been taught to us wrong. It even breaks down myths once again, if you want to teach people about sex education, put it in a TV show.
This was quite a surprise for me, Sex Education was a funny teenage story that still managed to be serious about sexual issues like assault and other red areas. Screen time was spread across all the characters and we got to see development from most of them. Lots of modern day problems were addressed and dealt with professionally. The most iconic scene had to be when Aimee got back onto the bus with the rest of her friends after she had been sexually assaulted. It showed courage and gave hope to many women out there that this will not go on forever.
The comic timing was great and the sexual gags had me laughing. They used all the right lighting and effects when needed, even the sound was good help emotion and use froward narrative. It wasn’t perfect, but it kept me glued to my seat and immersed in all the drama.
Another great season for the cast, Aimee Lou Wood stood out for me this time. She went through a very common situation in women (by the way, it shouldn’t) that showed the real struggle they good through on a daily basis. It was all about the women in this season and thats a good thing. They all had there moments to shine, and it paid off, giving them the focus made for really emotional scenes as well as fun ones.