What is Sex Education (TV) About?
Sex Education is a British comedy-drama television series that premiered on Netflix in 2019. Created by Laurie Nunn, the show follows the life of Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student played by Asa Butterfield, who teams up with the confident and rebellious Maeve Wiley, portrayed by Emma Mackey, to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at their school. The clinic becomes a platform for Otis and Maeve to navigate their own personal struggles with relationships and sexuality as they offer advice and support to their fellow classmates dealing with various sexual problems. Set in a modern-day fictional English town, the show brilliantly addresses the complexities of teenage sexuality in a sensitive, realistic, and at times humorous manner, delving into topics such as intimacy, consent, LGBTQ+ issues, and individuality. With its engaging characters, captivating storylines, and witty dialogues, Sex Education has gained a loyal following and critical acclaim for its authentic portrayal of the diverse experiences and challenges faced by teenagers when it comes to sex and relationships.
The first episode of Sex Education aired on January 11, 2019 and the most recent episode to air was on September 21, 2023.