Sex Education: Season 1 (2019)

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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.

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 11, 2019

Although his sex therapist mom is supportive, Otis wonders why he isn't getting any. Everyone else is worried about their sex lives, or lack of it.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2019

Otis attends a classmate's party and ends up giving out free advice. Otis finds out that giving out sex advice is harder than he initially thought.

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Otis begins to feel attracted to Maeve, but then she asks him for advice. Otis' clinic becomes mildly successful. Eric gets approached.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2019

Eric notices Otis has feelings for Maeve. The budding sex therapist encounters an issue after Jackson asks for help with a crush.

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A revealing photo thrusts a mean girl into the spotlight. Maeve attempts to catch the person, forcing Otis to make a difficult decision.

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Maeve's essay wins an award as Otis decides to spend some time alone. He attempts to get close to Lily, but he can't get over his feelings for Maeve.

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A dance brings out the best and worst in Moordale school. Otis scores a date, Maeve wears a nice dress, and Eric shows up in style.

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In the season finale, Otis feels hurt by Jean's book. Maeve takes the blame for her brother and Eric is sent to detention.

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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 (78) | Top Critics (27)

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

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the sweetest and wisest teen sex comedies going.

Jan 18, 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…

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…

As Sex Education becomes more confident and aware of what it is and what it wants, it starts to feel great. It feels healthy and funny and sexy and complicated and sad. And perhaps most importantly, it feels like a story well-told.

Jan 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The weirdest thing I think is that it's a school which is incredibly American - they've angled the show so it can be popular beyond the UK. I was expecting a cheerleading team to emerge at any moment.

Jul 15, 2020 | Full Review…
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Watching Sex Education is a joy precisely because it mines boners for all their worth.

Sep 4, 2020 | Full Review…

From the preposterous plot synopsis offered by Netflix, you may go into Sex Education expecting a hilariously irreverent teen sex comedy but you will surely walk away with something far more insightful -- and painfully beautiful.

Jul 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Education grasps the universality of the confusion, discomfort, desire, thrill, and heartbreak sex visits upon us all. And they throw in some cracking first-class jokes for good measure, too.

Dec 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Come for the impressively information-based and progressive take on actual sex education, stay for a lovable group of instantly classic characters...

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Sex Education will have you chuckling, blubbering and wincing in equal measure.

Dec 3, 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

  • Aug 26, 2020
    The series seems well written and the concept is interesting; The filming is good etc. However I just can't buy that these 22+ year olds are 16. Assa Butterfiled who is a fine young actor is 22 as of 2019, but his character is 16. He looks a bit on the young side, but he doesn't look like he belongs in high school. Connor Swindells who plays the tough guy, is 23, but he looks more like 25+ and would be more suited in a war movie about US Marines. Some people may be able to look past this, but I couldn't and after 4 episodes, I packed it in.
  • Aug 14, 2020
    I absolutely love this show! From the amazing acting, hilarious jokes, beautiful direction, and just handling these topics the way they do, I cannot state how much I enjoy it!
  • Jul 10, 2020
    A must see! A funny, heartfelt, emotional sex drama that is done in the best way possible!
  • Jun 08, 2020
    I really like the complexity of the characters. Each of them has interesting story arcs that you can actually have another series with them as the central character.
  • May 08, 2020
    Sex is not something unspeakable.
  • Apr 30, 2020
    A great series with interesting and lively characters. Current teen topics, funny situations. The benefits of this series are hard to overestimate. Respect to creators and netflix!
  • Apr 27, 2020
    Why is the comic relief/ shitshow/ a person of colour? Why does the white male asshole look 40 in a highschool atmosphere?
  • Apr 24, 2020
    Absolutly fucking hilarious, with genuine characters that you empathize with and feel for. The cast is incredible, the writing is great, the plot is intense and I genuinely enjoyed watching it.
  • Apr 19, 2020
    One of the best TV series I've ever seen. Highly recommended for not only young teenagers but for all generations. Jackson: "What's your thing?" Maeve: "Complex female characters." Each character is portrayed very carefully, and the storyline captures the real issues and struggles that have been undiscussed for a long time. Three main characters, Asa Butterfield(Otis), Emma Mackey(Maeve) and Nucti Gatwa(Eric)'s acting was absolutely stunning.
  • Apr 10, 2020
    Freeing, glorious. Characters you will crave more of.

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