Sex Education is stunningly superior to other teen comedies
"With jocks, popular girls, and geeks galore, Sex Education certainly does seem like an homage to the stereotypical American TV drama," says Tess Cagle. "But it’s not. Because of its sincerity, compelling writing, and heart, the series stands out against American teen series it stands alongside on Netflix, like Riverdale or Insatiable. (If you’re an adult watching Sex Education, you’ll find yourself cringing a lot less, too.) Every moment in Sex Education feels authentic and carefully developed. Sex Education is both the Skins (that British drama you know you binged in high school) for Gen Z and a public service announcement for inclusive sexual education. The series tackles everything—masturbation, impotence, abortion, pubic lice, sex, and more—in a frank and often graphic way. It’s also plenty inclusive when it comes to LGBTQ representation. And while it might seem radical to compare it to the teen shows of yesterday, from One Tree Hill to Degrassi: The Next Generation, it refreshingly removes the stigma from therapy for teens and their parents alike. It’s also progressive in the way it urges men to see women as people and not merely objects of desire."
- Sex Education finds original ways to explore the story of a character many other series have written off as comic relief
- The show is aggressively gross and graphic in a way that will probably mortify teens and grownups alike
- It's like the anti-13 Reasons Why because everybody is not miserable all the time
- What sets Sex Education apart from other teen shows is it doesn't treat the sex lives of teens as a childish joke
- Sex Education isn’t just good; it’s “cancel your weekend plans” good
- Horny and heartfelt, Sex Education blends teen sex-romp tropes with a refreshing level of empathy
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- Watch Gillian Anderson in Netflix's Sex Education trailer
- Gillian Anderson's Sex Education to premiere on Netflix on Jan. 11