'Sex Education' Season Two Taught Us About A LOT More Than Just The Birds And The Bees
Start writing a post
Entertainment

'Sex Education' Season Two Taught Us About A LOT More Than Just The Birds And The Bees

No spoilers!

18
'Sex Education' Season Two Taught Us About A LOT More Than Just The Birds And The Bees

Season two of "Sex Education" was the perfect way to kill some time during winter break. There is just something about British humor that is so appealing. It's much drier and to its core, it is related to everyday life. There have been many shows about teenage life in America, but the ones that dominate usually have other sub-genres in them. Shows like "Riverdale" and "Sabrina" on Netflix all have a sinister theme and Riverdale often misses the mark with teenage relatability. Thus, "Sex Education" is like a breath of fresh air.

Season two starts exactly where season one left off. Eric and Otis are still best friends. Maeve is not at school, and Adam is away at military school. Not to delve into the spoiler category, I would rather like to focus on the characters themselves. Eric, by far goes through the most transformation in this season. He stands up for himself, but deep inside he is so unsure about what he wants, or rather who he wants. He even hides his true feelings from his best friend Otis because he fears judgment. Ultimately, in the end, Eric does make a decision, all by himself, and honestly, I hope it is a good one.

Otis and Maeve's relationship is still complicated in this season. It is obvious that they still like each other. However, they just will not admit it to each other. Maeve goes through a lot of fo turmoil in this season, dealing with her mother and her new responsibilities at school. Even though I have never had to deal with a situation like Maeve, I can't help but relate to her. In high school, we are told that the world is ours, and we can make anything that we want from it. But, then we are given a million responsibilities and have to deal with the pressure from peers and family. Maeve's situation in this season best highlights this juxtaposition of being a teenager with an ordeal of adult responsibilities.

Otis, in my opinion, is a character who did not change the most. He did have his mood swing and did something out of character, but to be honest, it did not seem so far fetched. However, I believe that there is a reason for this. Otis is Otis, and Otis will do what Otis wants to do. In this season, he does listen and follows through with his decision a lot more. But, still, he is so hesitant. In the show, someone tells Otis that he tries so hard to be a good person, that he ends up being a bad person. That sentence perfectly describes Otis. He vilifies his mother so much and tries so hard to help and listen to the feelings of others, that sometimes he does not come off as genuine. At the end of the season, Otis does make a spur of the moment decision and decides to tell his true feelings to Maeve, but over voicemail. Perhaps, Maeve will never know. Otis, in my opinion still has a personality transition waiting to occur.

Overall, I really enjoyed season two of "Sex Education." I binged it all in one day and honestly, I still remember each episode so vividly. There is just something about this show that reminds me so much of being a teenager trying to find the perfect balance of life and school, that I almost forgot to live in the moment. I really really hope that there is a season three.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Pexels

As the holiday season draws nearer, many of us find ourselves drawn to the same old Rankin-Bass Christmas specials and the perennial favorite, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." However, I would like to suggest an overlooked alternative, "Arthur's Perfect Christmas." It is a heartfelt, funny, and surprisingly inclusive Christmas special that deserves more recognition.

Keep Reading... Show less
Reclaim Your Weekends From The 'Sunday Scaries' With 'Self-Love Sundays' Instead
Olivia DeLucia

Laid back and taking it easy — sometimes that is the motto we all need after a busy week. Sunday scaries? Yes, they are valid – but you know what else is? A Sunday full of self-love. A lazy Sunday spent doing what you feel needs to be done to ease into the next week. Self-Love Sundays are a guilty pleasure that isn't only essential for our mind, and body, but are also a surprisingly proactive way to devote the upcoming week with a clear mindset.

So, what is a more suitable way to dedicate your week's end than a beautifully, connected playlist to accompany your face masks and journaling? Cheers, to a Self-Love Sunday (and a playlist intertwined with it to match). (Please note: "Sunday Morning" isn't included in this list, due to the obvious, but feel free to blast it anyway, we know you want to).

Keep Reading... Show less
Sunset Girl

The sun rose and peeked through the sheer curtains. Rose’s alarm shrieked. The loud bells caused her phone to jump on the side table. It was time for her to get ready for church. Blindly reaching for her phone, she shut the alarm off and pulled at the covers providing her a cocoon of warmth and tossed them to the side. She swept her bare feet across the bed to touch the cool wooden floor.

Rose softly tiptoed to the corner of the bedroom to grab her clothes dangling on the arm of the bedroom chair. Scooping all of the items of her chosen outfit, she headed to the bathroom hoping that she wouldn’t drop anything.

Round, piercing blue eyes stared back at her in the bathroom mirror. Rose fingered the wrinkles forming around her eyes. So many of them bore signs of laughter and smiling. Slowly dropping her hands, she couldn’t remember the last time she laughed in her home with Tom. Shaking her head as if to erase the negative thoughts, she reached for her makeup bag and went through her regular routine.

Applying her favorite deep rose lipstick, Rose headed downstairs to make her coffee and bagel to take with her to church. The smell of dark-roast coffee swirled in the air as Rose sliced her cinnamon raisin bagel. Hearing the Keurig sputter with the fresh brew, Rose found the interruption of the stillness comforting. The toaster signaled that her bagel was done with a soft pop. It had a delicious golden brown color. Placing the bagel on the counter, she generously spread honey nut flavored cream cheese across both halves. Gathering her bible, notebook, and pens from the side table on the porch she stuffed them into her purse. Purse hanging on her right shoulder she juggled her coffee and bagel in both of her hands as she headed to the garage.

Keep Reading... Show less
Environment

This Holiday Season, Choose To Be Eco-friendly And Reduce Pollution

Many of us have old magazines lying around, fully read and not of much use anymore. However, we can use their bright colors and prints as a stylish and trendy wrapping paper!

1230
Presents

It can be overwhelming to see the detrimental effects of climate change and pollution on the news, from animals dying and forest fires spreading, but there are smaller changes that we can all make to reduce our carbon footprint, and it begins with our gifting season.

On average, Americans throw 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years, which translates to 25 million tons of garbage. That's 1 million extra tons per week.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

This Feeling Hurts

A Poem on Love

2917
Ronny Salerno

This feeling hurts. I must declare

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments