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: 75


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User Ratings: 1560

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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 (75) | Top Critics (26)

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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Sex Education: Season 1

  • 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.
  • Apr 09, 2020
    Very good first season. So many great characters. Great storyline. Likable characters. It did not feel contrived. I'd almost recommend stopping after season 1 though. Season 2 is a massive drop off.
  • Apr 06, 2020
    Ever hate how seasons end on a plot twist or cliffhanger, yet can't help but love it at the same time? Well, Netflix's latest Original Series ‘Sex Education' doesn't offer just that; it's a well-crafted story that's funny, heartfelt, sexy, and surprisingly apposite within our own society. But that's not even the best part; the actors *actually* look and act like high-school students. I haven't seen a high-school-oriented show this good since ‘Freaks and Geeks' and truth be told, this might have topped it. The whole cast is great, but Asa Butterfield once again delivers a superb performance throughout the entirety of the season. #MyThreeCents | 1•12•19
  • Apr 04, 2020
    I loved this show but actually the season finale wasn't good and it was so fast.

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