Sex Education (Season 1) – It’s Alright

Rating (3 out of 5)

Summary: A John Hughes film meets British sex humor is the best way to describe “Sex Education” a Netflix Original series. The issues of sex and how they are addressed are entertaining and there are humorous moments in each episode. Dragging on “Sex Education are too many characters and a little too much melodrama.

Plot: Maeve (Emma Mackey), a young hustler at school, seizes on the opportunity to start a sex clinic at school with Otis (Asa Butterfield), whose mother is a renowned sex therapist.

Detail: The plot is really only the sun around which all the characters orbit. When the show delves into the sex problems and resolution, the show is really at its best. The problems the stories explore are ones that real people face and most have morale behind them, which is interesting since they are about sex.

If you are uncomfortable with seeing human sexual organs, you probably don’t want to watch “Sex Education”. Penis and vaginas abound.

There are too many characters. We have the single mom Jean (Gillian Anderson), her repairman and his daughter, the gay best friend Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), Maeve’s brother, the headmaster and his son, Maeve’s boyfriend, etc. Then the storylines for each of the characters stray into the world of melodrama,.

While I wish the show would focus on a couple of characters versus a whole football team, the show entertains enough that I watched all the episodes over a 4 or 5 day period. I am curious what Season 2 will look like.