‘ Sex Education’ season 2 review
By Tania Arora, Staff Writer
Netflix just raised the bar by creating a show that highlights all the issues we don’t talk about. Although the British series is titled Sex Education, it portrays all the fears, hidden desires, insecurities, and emotions that surround sex. The show is not simply a droll school education of sex. This great work was created by Laurie Nunn—a producer who has been successful in extracting the best out of the characters.
The season begins with Otis (Asa Butterfield) who is a late bloomer in exploring his sexual urges. He is trying to get closer to his new girlfriend, Ola (Patricia Allison). He struggles through the entire season and finally has a realization at the end. Ola, while trying to fix her relationship with Otis, gets to explore her sexuality. She also spends the series trying keep Otis away from Maeve (Emma Mackey). The show gets spicier when Otis’ mother and well-known sex psychiatrist, Dr. Jean (Gillian Anderson), is appointed at his school.
The last series showed how Otis bagged a part-time job where he gives sex advice to students. His partnership with Maeve ended last time…but this time they are back again. Although, the two have competition this time.
After facing backlash, threats, and unwelcoming smiles, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) finally accepts who he is and what he wants. While the new French guy is after him, he comes to realize who he is after.
In the series of new relationships, one more is added. Ever imagine dating someone whose parent is dating your parent? This season has lots of awkwardness in the changing of family dynamics—and it’s great to watch. Another important incident happens to Aimee (Aimee Lou Wood) that shakes her to her core. She keeps running away from her fears… until one day, she faces them. And when she takes that step ahead, her friends are there to support her. This show is for you if you want to see meaningful character development.
The raunchy yet romantic series is blended with sex, emotions, romance, and confusion… but ensures to enlighten and brighten your mood when you sit down to watch it. The relationships are all tangled. Everyone is trying to explore what they like and what they don’t while learning to accept that it’s okay to not be okay, and everything is normal. We are just human beings with different bodies and different needs—we are intentionally created to be different from each other. There is no point trying to be someone else, and this show speaks that truth.