The series, which premiered on Jan. 11, is perfect for lovers of coming-of-age shows like Big Mouth or the cult classic Freaks and Geeks.
Over the course of eight episodes, a group of English teenagers, lead by socially awkward virgin Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and misunderstood bad girl Maeve (Emma Mackey), set out to set up an underground sex clinic for their high school classmates.
When you mix in the queen herself, Gillian Anderson, as Jean, a sex therapist who happens to be Otis’s larger-than-life mother, things start to really get interesting.
If you haven’t yet gotten a chance to watch Netflix’s Sex Education, then spoiler alert: it’s delightful.
Netflix describes the dramedy as a “modern portrayal of sexual and romantic experiences, friendships, and contemporary young-adult life” and a “British love letter to the classic American high school story,” and unsurprisingly it’s already racked up quite the fan base. So, is the quirky British comedy going to return for a second season, or not?
At the moment, Netflix has yet to announce plans for round two. That being said, there are tons of reasons why a second season makes sense. For starters, the first season finale leaves off with Maeve’s future on the line, and sees Adam (Connor Swindells) heading off to military school after hooking up with Eric. On top of that, Otis has overcome his fear of masturbation! How can we possibly go on with our lives without knowing what happens to them?!
everyone go watch sex education right now bc it deserves a season 2 it touches so many important issues, has so much lgbt rep and well developed characters and also its fucking hilarious
– ?????? (@COLOURFULREGRET) January 13, 2019
Sex Education has been praised by fans for its frank approach to sex and sexuality, as well as all the awkward moments that go hand-in-hand with those themes. People are also on board for its LGBTQ+ representation and the way it approaches thorny subjects like toxic masculinity, mental health, racism, and consent, all while maintaining a strong sense of humor.
We’ll be sure to update this post with any new details that become available, including where to get all of the outfits Jean wears throughout the season. (What? They’re iconic.)