With season 3 of Sex Education official, let’s explore where things left off at the end of season 2 and where they could be headed when Otis, Maeve, Eric and the gang head back to Moordale Secondary School.
Sex Education is a British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. The series premiered on 11 January 2019 and it became a critical and commercial success for Netflix, with over 40 million viewers having streamed the first series after its debut.
Season 3 of Sex Education Release Date
The second season was released on 17 January 2020 and the show has been officially renewed by Netflix for a third season in February 2020.
The show first started with following the story of Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), a socially awkward teenager, who is ambivalent about sex, despite, or perhaps because of, his mother, Dr. Jean Milburn (Gillian Anderson), being a sex therapist who is frank about all aspects of sexuality. After inadvertently assisting the school bully with his sexual performance anxiety, Otis sets up a sex advice business with Maeve (Emma Mackey), a confident but troubled classmate, to educate their fellow students in how to deal with their own sexual problems.
Season 3 of Sex Education Plot
The second season follows Otis who, after finally securing a relationship with Ola (Patricia Allison), is hit with the reality and pressures of a high school romance. That romance is further tested by the introduction of new students who challenge the status quo at Moordale High and a chlamydia outbreak that causes students to question and struggle with topical issues.
Netflix’s Sex Education is so much more than just what the title suggests. There are raunchy scenes throughout but this show focuses more on how sex affects teenagers socially and psychologically. It’s never judgemental about anyone’s sexuality or desires and instead insists upon teaching people that it’s okay to feel the way you do and it’s okay to be confused. Also, it teaches us how to deal with those feelings.
The Cast of Season 3
The characters are fantastic and well-rounded, the writers aren’t scared to show them as flawed individuals with problems.
The plot is great, the show delves into some heavy, important and controversial topics (Abortion, sexual assault, leaked nudes, chlamydia outbreak, Homophobia, LGBTQ representation, Atheism, etc.) that are deemed as taboo and serves as an eye-opener to why people (especially youngsters) need to be educated about them. The writers handle it tastefully and maturely, while also being incredibly funny.
Soundtrack is addictive and fits exquisitely with the show, especially the 80’s tunes and Ezra Furman’s songs written for the show.
Almost everything about this show is top tier and it’s the perfect coming-of-age teen comedy that will take you through a range of emotions.
Season two ended with some complicated incidents, making us question the relationship between Otis and Maeve.
Fans’ have been shipping these two since the beginning and were expecting for them to finally get together at least in season 2 but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
Despite acknowledging fans’ frustration with the ending they got, Ben Taylor, the director of the show, still believes it was the right route for the writers to take.
While speaking to BT TV, Taylor said: “Eric and Adam (Ncuti Gatwa and Connor Swindells) get it. They get their moment. But if you go around and give everyone their moment it may get a bit sugary.”
This leaves us all wondering whether season three will help them (Otis and Maeve) to figure their way out. Or will it introduce more relationships?
Well, guess we’re going to have to wait for a while to find that out in season 3 because, there is A LOT of unfinished business following that season two finale.
Sex Education seasons one and two are available to watch on Netflix.