Everything we know about season 2 of Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’
After waiting for what feels like for-ev-er, we finally have the newest season of the hilarious British comedy, Sex Education.
That’s right it’s time to return the life of high schooler/sex counselor Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), who uses the wealth of his knowledge learned from his mother (Gillian Anderson) to help fellow students at his school.
So before you go and binge the newest season of Sex Education, here’s a primer on everything to expect in season two along with what critics and fans are saying.
The basic info
Sex Education released its eight-episode second season on Friday, Jan. 17 on Netflix.
The series also features the return of all the main characters from season one: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee-Loud Wood, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Tanya Reynolds, and Patricia Allison.
Joining Sex Education in season two are Sami Outalbali, Lino Faciolo, George Robinson and Chinenye Ezeudu.
What to expect in Sex Education season two
Going into season two, Otis has a strained relationship with his friend/partner in his underground sex clinic Maeve (Mackey) and is dealing with his own newly discovered sexual urges in regard to his new girlfriend Ola (Allison).
Adam (Swindells) is currently at military school and finds himself conflicted over his feelings for Eric (Gatwa). Eric’s newfound self-confidence is getting him all sorts of attention over at Moordale. Jackson (Williams-Stirling) is feeling an increasing amount of pressure from his parents, who desperately want him to succeed.
On top of all of that, Moordale Secondary is dealing with an outbreak of chlamydia, which highlights the need for better sex ed in schools in general. Clearly, there’s a lot of character drama and actual drama going around the second season.
What the fans are saying
To put it bluntly, fans are just a mess over everything. At the top of the list, however, they’re a mess over their ships. Maeve and Otis’s will they or won’t they dynamic is especially getting fans up in arms.
ichigohollow70 just wants the duo to kiss already.
“If Meave and Otis don’t get together in season two is there even any point??? #SexEducation”
biancaxforro is excited to see that everything will be back in session.
“can’t wait to see otis and maeve back in business #sexeducation ‼️?”
Many fans, however, are more conflicted on who to ship Eric with Adam or, new character, Rahim (Outalbali), evidenced by rosesbassett.
“this is so frustrating.. idk who to ship eric with more, RAHIM OR ADAM?? #sexeducation”
Fans should also be forewarned that season two of Sex Education ends on something of a cliffhanger, courtesy of JLnow2.
“HOW COULD #SEXEDUCATION END THERE?????? Omg I’m so angry and I need Season 3 like now!!!!!!!”
What the critics are saying
Rotten Tomatoes currently has season two of Sex Education Certified 100% Fresh with fifteen critic reviews. So it sounds like Sex Education remains just as good as it was the first time around.
Lucy Magnan of The Guardian gave season two of Sex Education five stars. On the season as a whole, she writes, “furiously fast, furiously funny, and not for the faint of heart any more than the first series was. And, just like the first series, it underpins the comedy arising from the sixth form students’ sexual escapades, experiments and baffled queries (“My cum tastes like kimchi! Why do I have a fermented dick?”) with deeper explorations of the main characters and the emotional pressures engendered by bigger problems.”
The Rolling Stone’s Alan Sepinwall gave the season three-and-a-half stars. He writes, “The appealing performances and fundamental empathy remain — enough to ultimately make this a rewarding return — but Season Two keeps going off into more clichéd and less interesting territory.”
Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya of The A.V. Club disagrees with Sepinwall’s assessment. She gives Sex Education’s return a well-deserved “A” grade.
“In season two, the series picks up several threads from season one, but also ambitiously dives into a slew of new stories on sexuality and interpersonal relationships with characters of all ages, crackling with humor and heart along the way. In just eight episodes, it does a dazzling amount of character work—a masterclass of writing and performance.”
So, if you’re looking for a good weekend binge, then definitely give a watch for Sex Education because season two sounds like it will be quite the ride.