SEX EDUCATION - SEASON ONE
At first the tone of this confused me – set in a kind of Americanised version of a UK "secondary (high) school", with hallways full of lockers, homecoming balls, theatre-style assemblies, jocks and geeks, and all the things I recognise from US media and never saw in any actual British schools. The Welsh landscape even makes it look like it was filmed in America at times. But the language and the attitudes are very British, and completely won me over – in the end it comes across as a sex-positive and down-to-earth European dynamic that is surprisingly refreshing. It's impossible to imagine a comparable American show doing some of the things in Sex Education – like the fantastic third episode, which focuses undramatically on a teenage girl's abortion and finds humour, emotion, and unexpected togetherness in the entire process. Everyone seems like they are having a lot of fun, and for once there are actually several people in the ensemble cast that I am interested in. I could watch this kind of thing all day long.
Pre-mature review: Ezra Furman did the soundtrack. Its the best part of show so far. Same person did the theme song for the sadly canceled Hooten & the Lady show.
I dropped the show after one episode. Did you see the people having sex in the middle of the campus surrounded by other students not even noticing. PL-EEEASE. Its basically a 12 year old guy fantasy show. Did #metoo teach us nothing. Women don't behave like this unless they are roofied.