Sex Education Season 2 Review

Thursday, March 12, 2020 • edited Monday, February 22, 2021 • 2 minutes to read

I was not sure what to expect from the new second season of Netflix’s Sex Education. At first sight, the series setting looks like a teen series from the 80s and 90s, but in reality, it is likely aiming at adults as a prime audience.

The first season was a well-tailored comedy/drama about conflicts, growing up, being an adult, and a parent. Although the primary theme is sex, it is not in any way vulgar or, what would even worse, embarrassing. It was not the best tv series ever but a good one which I enjoyed.

I have put some hopes in the second season but also have had some doubts. After all, how long could you keep the series exciting and fresh based on the high school sex clinic, run by the sexologist’s son and his rebellious friend?

In the second season, we still can find that theme. Sure, again, some events are exaggerated, main characters overreacting a lot, and some decisions are just plain stupid. But it was in that way also in the first season, and it was fun. Sometimes a lot.

Fortunately, characters are developing, and Otis’s story is moved a little into the background. It helped creators to focus more on other characters, which, in my opinion, was a good step forward. They introduced some serious problems and stories, and some of the newly introduced ones are very entertaining and involving. They also wink to those who remember/know films and tv series of the 80s and 90s, copying some scenes from some biggest teen hits from those years.

The only thing which disappointed me was the final. Too much of everything did not play well, in my opinion. However, as a whole, this season was at least that good as the first one. I have enjoyed it and looking forward to the next one.

My binary score: 1.

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