Sex Education: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Sex Education

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Bawdy, heartfelt, and surprisingly wise, Sex Education is a raucous romp through a group of teenagers whose sexual misadventures are so thoughtfully rendered, adults could learn a thing or two from them.



Critic Ratings: 72


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Air date: Jan 11, 2019
Air date: Jan 11, 2019
Air date: Jan 11, 2019
Air date: Jan 11, 2019
Air date: Jan 11, 2019
Air date: Jan 11, 2019
Air date: Jan 11, 2019
Air date: Jan 11, 2019

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Feeling pressured by the rumor that everyone in his class is having sex except him, awkward teenager Otis (Asa Butterfield) struggles with masturbating. It doesn't help that his mother, sex therapist Dr. Jean Milburn (Gillian Anderson), constantly meddles with his personal life. Things come to a weird turn when Adam (Connor Swindells), his school's resident bully, learns about Jean and asks Otis for help regarding his sex life with girlfriend Aimee (Aimee Lou Woods). The situation becomes even weirder when the school's resident bad girl Maeve (Emma Mackey) and Otis' gay best friend Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) persuade Otis to open a "sex therapy clinic" in school, with Maeve and Otis splitting the profits.

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Critic Reviews for Sex Education Season 1

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (23)

Basically a comedy about randy sixth-formers -- think Peep Show, only 10,000 times less funny.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Between the simply stunning shots of English forests and hills and the charming cast, the world of Sex Education is one you genuinely want to live in.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Twenty-first-century teenagers are going to find real comfort and companionship in these characters, while those of us old enough to have seen those John Hughes movies at the cinema will wish Sex Education had been there for us.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Here is a series that pulls off a curious trick: It's a woke raunch comedy, replete with graphic and humiliating sexual experiences, yet bent on using them in a very sincere way.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

On occasion this is snort-out-loud funny. Swirling around in the emissions are some very deep concerns; these bouncing young actors, for the most part unknowns, leap in with an appealing abandon.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One of the sweetest and wisest teen sex comedies going.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite the show's slight dip towards its end, Sex Education is a smart and funny Netflix original which has a lot of heart.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Butterfield's brings a genuine sweetness to Otis that makes you root for him and his clinic to do well. He gets to be more independent when he's away from Anderson, but their scenes together are so winning.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Sex Education indulges our yearning for the past while allowing us to see it through a more forward-looking lens.

Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Its honest take on sex and the insecurities and oddities that can go with it is a refreshing approach to the well-worn path of the coming-of-age story.

Jul 31, 2019 | Full Review…

With Sex Education, though, instead of relishing the hallucinogenic strangeness and applauding the running joke you are instead expected to pretend that neither exists.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Sex Education has some of the most charismatic protagonists that allow for the series to be seen as far more than a conventional teen drama. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sex Education: Season 1

  • Oct 05, 2019
    Big Mouth is much funnier than this show. The fact that it is animated means they can push the envelope more than Sex Education can because it uses live actors.
  • Sep 23, 2019
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  • Sep 14, 2019
    Despite doing its best to channel the illuminating complexities of sex and sexuality à la Showtime's Masters of Sex, Sex Education is really just a heartfelt deconstruction of contemporary teenage relationships. Like the majority of teens (past, present, and future), Otis and his mates are just kids experiencing a revelation in human connection and while orgasms are an enlightening aspect of this revelation, Sex Education deftly highlights the more fundamental need for communication, respect and acceptance.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    Great characters and story, I love it
  • Sep 03, 2019
    Filled with a lot of cliches of it's genre. And the drama part almost never kicks in. Still fun to watch tho. And that was all I expected from it.
  • Aug 15, 2019
    Good show for parents
  • Aug 04, 2019
    loved it really funny otis is a really well developed characters and i like the diversity of the cast
  • Jun 28, 2019
    Peep Show is funny. 13 reasons has the youth. big Mouth, nope. This show can charm, lotta greenery, a high school social heirachy and a sex clinic that makes sense given Otis has been raised at home by a sex therapist. "I have a vagina." "I am Spartacus." Actually moving. The Swede is the actor who played the changer in the LOTRs! Believable, kind, mean, lotta sex and lotta no sex just like any high school. Ola is spectacular. Same age as Otis but typically far more together in ability to navigate a relationship and simply mater of factly a virgin. Eric's Nigerian family has adapted to life in England. The bully watching that dad learn from his son and watching them embrace shows two versions of cultures, one in power but weakened by rigidity. Excellent series. Could go for years n I'd be happy. A benefit of Netflix et al, they need original content. Similar to original expansion by cable TV. Great stuff.
  • Jun 18, 2019
    There might be too much sex considering the theme of the show. But it is more moving and funny than that. I love the realistic characters and beautiful scenery.
  • Jun 14, 2019
    it's so fun to watch , can't wait for season 2

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