A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.


Laurie Nunn
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Series cast summary:
Asa Butterfield ...  Otis Milburn 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Gillian Anderson ...  Jean Milburn 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Ncuti Gatwa ...  Eric Effiong 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Emma Mackey ...  Maeve Wiley 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Connor Swindells ...  Adam Groff 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Kedar Williams-Stirling ...  Jackson Marchetti 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Aimee Lou Wood ...  Aimee Gibbs 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Alistair Petrie ...  Michael Groff 16 episodes, 2019-2021
Tanya Reynolds ...  Lily Iglehart 15 episodes, 2019-2021
Chinenye Ezeudu ...  Viv Odesanya 14 episodes, 2020-2021
Patricia Allison ...  Ola Nyman 14 episodes, 2019-2021
Jim Howick ...  Colin Hendricks / ... 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Mimi Keene ...  Ruby Matthews / ... 11 episodes, 2019-2020
Mikael Persbrandt ...  Jakob Nyman 12 episodes, 2019-2021
Chaneil Kular ...  Anwar 11 episodes, 2019-2020
Rakhee Thakrar ...  Emily Sands 11 episodes, 2019-2020
Samantha Spiro ...  Maureen Groff / ... 11 episodes, 2019-2020
Simone Ashley ...  Olivia 10 episodes, 2019-2020
Chris Jenks Chris Jenks ...  Steve Morley 10 episodes, 2019-2020
Hannah Waddingham ...  Sofia Marchetti 10 episodes, 2019-2020
Sami Outalbali ...  Rahim 8 episodes, 2020
Lisa Palfrey ...  Cynthia 8 episodes, 2019-2020
George Robinson ...  Isaac / ... 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ...  Roz Marchetti 7 episodes, 2019-2020
Anne-Marie Duff ...  Erin Wiley 7 episodes, 2020

5 Reasons to Watch "Sex Education"

We take a look at the five reasons you should watch the heartwarming and hilarious Netflix series "Sex Education."

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"Socially awkward high school student Otis may not have much experience in the lovemaking department, but he gets good guidance on the topic in his personal sex ed course -- living with mom Jean, who is a sex therapist. Being surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis has become a reluctant expert on the subject. When his classmates learn about his home life, Otis decides to use his insider knowledge to improve his status at school, so he teams with whip-smart bad girl Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their classmates' problems. But through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes that he may need some therapy of his own. Written by krmanirethnam

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Did You Know?


The show's British writer, Laurie Nunn, said she intended Sex Education to be an homage to the John Hughes high school films of the 1980s, such as The Breakfast Club (1985) and Pretty in Pink (1986). See more »


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Must watch season for 2019!!!
15 January 2019 | by beccy_mearesSee all my reviews

In an era of too many options on TV, I was feeling a bit down and out about the lack of good shows actually out there, then I discovered this series. It's so bloody refreshing, hilarious, honest and endearing that you can't stop watching. The cast is brilliant and the plot is interesting, with the right amount of predictability and surprise. It's beautifully shot and the acting is really amazing. Can't praise this show enough, I'm going to have to start rewatching it if season two doesn't come out soon...

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11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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