‘Sex Education:’ A Contribution To Fantastic Television With Sex Comedy – New University

Netflix’s British teen sex comedy-drama “Sex Education” is back with another impressive season. Created by Laurie Nunn, Season 3 continues to explore its eclectic ensemble of teenage and adult characters all seeking to find answers to their personal dilemmas. The show tackles the hardships faced within adolescence and adulthood, occupying a sweet spot in the hearts of millions of viewers who can easily find themselves identifying with any of the stellar characters. 

Season 3 opens with a typical montage of some of the characters having sex with their significant other — a scene that screams to its die-hard fans: welcome back! Unlike other TV shows that glamorize sex, “Sex Education” does not hold back when it comes to displaying the good, the bad and the ugly of sex. The term “censorship” seems to have lost its place in the show’s vocabulary, but in the best way possible. 

Otis (Asa Butterfield) returns as the awkward yet empathetic protagonist beginning to explore sex. Following his fling with Ruby (Mimi Keene), this season explores their relationship status amid Otis’ lingering feelings for Maeve (Emma Mackey) and Ruby’s romantic feelings toward Otis. Meanwhile, Maeve grapples with guilt after calling the cops on her mother for her raging addiction, which led to her sister Elsie being placed in foster care. Due to her forced independence from a young age, Maeve struggles to ask for and accept help despite urgently needing it.