Sex Education S1-3
IMDb rating: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 96%
A wonderful coming-of-age British comedy about sexually repressed Otis (Asa Butterfield), his sex therapist mom (played by Gillian Anderson, who is amazing) and his side hustle of dishing out sex advice to his school mates. Fabulous characters, awkward sex, and an awesome soundtrack.
As the seasons go by, Otis and his friends become more and more (ahem) fleshed out, and we start to invest in their relationships. There’s rebellious Maeve (Emma Mackey), on whom Otis has an unrequited crush, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), Otis’s best friend, who lives life out loud and suffers the bullying of the headmaster’s son, who may or may not have secret feelings for him, air-head Aimee (Aimee-Lou Woode), who is much deeper than anyone gives her credit for, Ola (Patricia Allison), Otis’s first real girlfriend and the daughter of his mother’s boyfriend, and, in Season 3, we meet Cal (Dua Saleh), who is the show’s first non-binary character.
Season 3 also introduces us to Hope Haddon, played by Girls‘s Jemima Kirke, the new headmaster – who is not as nice as she first appears to be.
The Independent says that Season 3 “remains heartfelt and cringingly honest”.
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