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"Sex Education" Netflix

by Courtney Deeren - Managing Editor
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:00 pm

Netflix released season two of its hit show Sex Education on Friday, Jan 17, and what a way to start 2020. The show kept on its progressive nature of talking openly about sex, sexual health and common questions or issues young people have.


While this season saw Otis (Asa Butterfield) start to become more of a rebellious teenager, he also learned some important lessons along the way.


At the end of season one, I was happy to see Otis end up with Ola (Patricia Allison). I thought they made a cute couple, personally, and while I liked Maeve’s (Emma Mackey) character, I just didn’t see the two of them together. Call me crazy for not “shipping” this popular couple.


One couple I did want to see end up together, however, was Adam (Connor Swindells) and Eric (Ncuti Gatwa). After the infamous season one detention scene I wanted more of their dynamic brought out. Season two gave us that, starting out slowly by giving the audience little glimpses of them sneaking out at night to spend time together in a secret spot.


When Adam was too ashamed to be public with Eric, I started losing faith. But, in the eleventh hour, during a super weird rendition of “Romeo and Juliet” that oddly seemed to feature a lot of genitalia, Adam comes through for Eric and publicly professes his love.


I’m a sucker for romantic love, but I’m also a sucker for platonic love, and when Adam hugged Ola because he’d never had a friend I think I melted on the spot. With all the intricacies of character relationships, this show gave viewers all sorts of examples of love. Friendships between Ola and Adam, Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling) and Viv (Chinenye Ezeudu) and, my personal favorite, Jean Milbourn (Gillian Anderson) & Maureen Groff (Samantha Spiro) blossomed on screen.


That’s not all though. The show also gave audience members a host of diverse and dynamic characters, all exploring sexuality, obviously.


This show really does have it all — pansexual characters, asexual characters, interracial relationships, women learning to love themselves and respect themselves enough to know when it’s time to leave, masculinity, late life pregnancy, adoptive parent anxiety, the importance of friendships and so much more.

 

If you haven’t watched season two, what are you waiting for? Both seasons are still streaming on Netflix, but pace yourself, lest you find yourself like the rest of us who binged way too fast and are now left feeling empty until season three is announced.

 

 

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