Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Here are my top 10 reasons
IT IS EDUCATIONAL FOR SURE
The show revolves around a boy Otis-played by Asa Butterfield whose mom is a sex therapist. Naturally, he picks up a lot of learning from her profession and starts an unofficial sex-therapy session to earn pocket money. You will definitely learn a lot from this series about sex-education. a teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high-class school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
IT IS MORE THAN AMUSING
Otis (Asa Butterfield), the socially insecure son of a sex therapist Jean (Gillian Anderson), fits the theme of the film. For a nominal amount, Otis opens pretty shady sex and relationship counseling clinic at his high school. Any single odd idea you've had as a child comes out of someone's mouth and it seems like someone reads from your diary (or is it just me?. Sex Education is a blueprint for enjoyable TV, ranging from penile dysfunction, wayward dildos, and joint porn viewing, to first kisses, prom, and teens falling in love.
It’s diverse (and not for the sake of diversity)
The key and compassionate characters come from a multitude of racial and socio-economic backgrounds, and it's nice to see them on-screen depicted. Even the culture of LGBTQI+ is well represented and the display is naturally positive when it comes to issues that surround race and LGBTQI+.
Eric and his closet
To cast Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) as the comic relief sidekick to Otis and his sex clinic kingdom would have been too convenient for the show, but they did not.
Instead, with his elegance and humor, he carries the stage and his character trajectory is brilliant.
He also has a stellar closet which makes it nearly impossible not to love him.
I mean – look at him! His style is impeccable.
Scholastic and truthful conversations around sex and sexuality
It's amazing to see debates regarding identity and sexuality that don't have stigma tied to them on a massive stage. Sex Education provides a wealth of information to the table, discussing real-life sexual problems that youth may have in a non-judgmental fashion, and reminding the audience that has no query is a stupid one. We still learn new stuff about ourselves and about our bodies. The secret is contact! If you're not confident, then talk about it.
MAEVE'S FONT-FUCK-WITH-ME ATTITUDE
Maeve (Emma Mackey) is the perfect woman in the picture who leaves nobody questioning her how to live her life. She could've punched me in the stomach, and I'd be glad :p.
EVERYTHING IS SO CHARMING
Sex education is not fixed, giving it a timeless and fundamental feel. The cinematography is fantastic, the atmosphere is so satisfying (it's goddamn good to watch Otis and Eric bike to school every day through a forest), and the soundtrack is love.
HOW THEY TACKLE TOUGH ISSUES
The episodes on sexual harassment and abortion alone earned awards.
Such social concerns such as slut-shaming, trauma, internalized homophobia, toxic masculinity, sexuality, autism, self-harm, and anxiety are all explored in the show in such complex ways that it is hard not to snatch your phone and yell 'hell yes!
PLATONIC LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
Having friends who just fit is always so good: Otis and Eric who are more like brothers; Maeve and Aimee who fight misogyny and boys like the
dream team; Ola and Adam who unite with sexuality over their own hardships.
None of the above reasons have you convinced, then maybe hot dad Jakob swearing in Swedish will