Sex Education: Season 1 Reviews

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July 24, 2019
The season develops in tone and depth beyond its initial easy comic setup; at its heart is the notion that the problems, frustrations and disappointments of teenagers are as real and valid as those of the so-called grown-ups.
May 14, 2019
Funny, occasionally cringe-making but always with enormous heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 14, 2019
It's sex positivity at its finest.
May 14, 2019
Sex Education manages to be heartfelt, funny, provocative and even better, responsible in its view of teen relationships and coupling.
May 14, 2019
Sex Education manages to be even more rewarding with a mix of outrageous comedy and gentle empathy.
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
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 10, 2019
Populated by multidimensional characters with sympathetic problems, the show embodies-and espouses-some of TV's most progressive views on sex.
January 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 2019
Sex Education finds original ways to explore the story of a character many other series have written off as comic relief.
January 10, 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.
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