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Netflix's 'Sex Education' is the honest teen drama I wish I'd had growing up


Added 01-21-20 12:14:01pm EST - “Season two tackles huge topics like sexual harassment and asexuality in a way that is not only respectful, but wise and enriching.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Netflix's 'Sex Education' is the honest teen drama I wish I'd had growing up”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

While people raved about standout performances in "The Crown" and Joe's troubling hotness in "You," I was looking forward to the return of one Netflix original more than the rest: "Sex Education."

As Sophie Gilbert wrote previously for The Atlantic, season one combined many elements of already successful Netflix shows — like an '80s aesthetic and soundtrack from "Stranger Things" and slightly surreal teen romance elements from "The End of the F***ing World" — and weaved them together in a way that "works so well is almost annoying."

It's not just the algorithm doing its work as Gilbert suggests, though. It's a brilliant, bravely written window into adolescent sexuality that skips out none of the warts and boils. Its cutting honesty is matched by its comic timing and toe-curling awkwardness that leaves the viewer cringing, grinning, and welling up all at the same time.

It's one of the most compelling things I watched in 2019, and I'm very happy to say that season two did not disappoint.

Emma Mackey and Asa Butterfield play main protagonists Maeve and Otis on "Sex Education." Sam Taylor/Netflix

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