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For anyone who hasn’t yet discovered the joyful and refreshingly entertaining Sex Education, you need to catch up right now! This is the third season review, and there are two previous seasons to get through. We won’t be revisiting the previous seasons other than a slight recalling of the final episode of season two. And yes, the show still features a lot of sexual content, but the “sex stuff” is barely scratching the surface of what this show is about, and that’s what makes it so appealing.
In the previous season of Sex Education, we were barely holding on to the edge of our seats, trying to figure out if Maeve and Otis would finally sort out their feelings and get together. But alas, it was not to be. It seems that powers beyond their control (namely Isaac) doesn’t see them as a match. We also left Eric and Adam in a bit of an interesting situation, with Adam confirming his feelings for Eric (which was lovely!) And Otis seemed to be getting closer to Aimee (which I really didn’t see coming). One of the strengths of this show is how the storyline and the characters can be quite unpredictable, and their journey turns out to be something beautifully surprising for the audience.
The new season of Sex Education brings challenging situations to both our teens and adults as they navigate their way through their often intertwined and erratic lives. And as with each new season, we find out a little more about each of our favourite characters. This season focuses a lot on Otis and his budding relationship with “cool girl” Aimee. I actually found this one of the more interesting parts of the third season, with Aimee turning out to be so much more than she pretends to be. Otis grows a lot more than just a silly looking moustache and learns some pretty hard knocks along the way. Maeve had her fair share of trouble last season, and she’s still struggling with what she did to her mother. Adam and Eric’s relationship is also a focus of this season. Jackson makes friends with a new student from the United States, and we get to see a lot more of Adam’s dad Michael Groff. His story arc is also just a little more heartbreaking than you’d expect but also incredibly uplifting! And one of the biggest reveals for this season comes in the way of a new headmistress for Moordale. Will she be the catalyst that brings Moordale together and united, or will she be the last thing the students need in their already complicated lives? It was nice to see actress Jemima Kirke once again after loving her appearance in Girls.
The calibre of the writing for this show is nothing short of amazing. The characters are well written and are so convincingly realistic that you often feel like you could really see yourself connecting with some of these characters. And it’s not just the kids who are learning and growing as characters. Jean’s story arc is also expanded upon in this season, and let’s say it’s a bit of a roller coaster ride after discovering that she was pregnant last season. One of the best aspects of this show is how you are never left to feel like your favourite character is being pushed aside and forgotten. The plot involves everyone that it needs to in just the right amounts to give the audience a cohesive and compelling narrative to follow.
My only concern was with this season’s ending. It all felt a little rushed, like the characters (particularly Maeve and Otis) were running for the door that was slowly closing on them. At the time of writing, there was no word on a fourth season for Sex Education. But I can’t see that not happening, given the cliffhanger at the end of this season. It doesn’t sit well with me at all. There is so much that needs to be said and done for our characters yet. So here’s hoping we’ll be reviewing the fourth season for you all next year.
Originally reviewed for Keithlovesmovies
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