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Sex Education: Season 1 Reviews

January 18, 2019
It's bewitching not because it is good, although it is quite, but because everything other than the story is just so very unusual.
January 18, 2019
One of the sweetest and wisest teen sex comedies going.
January 18, 2019
Overall, though, the show consistently hits the right notes: earnest but not preachy, moving without ever being manipulative.
January 15, 2019
It's funny, occasionally silly and moving. If only real-life sex education was this good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2019
Sex Education is a great title for a thoughtfully frank and often graphic new Netflix dramedy about a randy group of teenagers at a British high school.
January 14, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 11, 2019
Sex Education is a rare thing: it's a series that foregrounds sex, only to let it illuminate everything beyond.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2019
It's saucy and sometimes absurd but ultimately it's a deeply felt coming-of-age story that has enormous empathy for teenagers facing the joys and terrors of sex.
January 10, 2019
The clever and heartfelt dramedy is unabashed as it chronicles the drama - sexual, social and familial - facing a group of teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2019
A birds-and-bees comedy I'd endorse for both teenagers and parents of teenagers, but fair warning: If your sense of boundaries is as expansive as Jean's, you could enjoy it together.
January 9, 2019
Sex Education finds original ways to explore the story of a character many other series have written off as comic relief.
January 9, 2019
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.
January 9, 2019
[It] feels a little too intent on shock value -- with lots of teenage grappling, and a well-endowed character dropping his pants at school -- without establishing characters that resonate much in the early stages of its eight episodes.
January 8, 2019
It's an escape that viewers are likely to relish as well, at least in the lighter moments - and when Sex Education gets heavy, its messages are usually about the importance of self-affirmation and the necessity of proper communication and understanding.
January 8, 2019
Showcases Anderson's brilliant yet under-appreciated comedic skills; she can transform even the simplest dialogue into a multilayered punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 7, 2019
Butterfield is enormously charming, palpably vulnerable and deft with the jokes, like the hero of a movie John Hughes wrote for a young John Cusack but never got to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2019
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.
January 3, 2019
Populated by multidimensional characters with sympathetic problems, the show embodies-and espouses-some of TV's most progressive views on sex.