Netflix is back with a new season of our favourite series Sex Education. After making us wait for more than a year, the third and supposed final season is all ready for us to watch. Why has become Sex Education such a fan favourite in such a short time. The series is not just an enjoyable normal teen comedy show but also is serious about its focus on difficulties and problems related to sexual and emotional life of teens and adults. The show has always offered something new to the society and worked as a guide for the people watching them. So, what’s it got for us in store this time? Let’s find out.
Plot and Setting:
This story in season 3 starts a few months from where the last season left off. We won’t be giving you much spoilers in case you haven’t seen the season yet. Season 3 is a mere continuation of the last season. We get new relations, old relations taking new turns, and there is a lot to go through with this. We are still not sure if this is the last season, but being a fan myself, I really don’t want it to be so.
The show gets some flak for introducing too many characters. They do have a lot of characters, that’s for sure, but it gives a good sense of complexity. The story is taking place in a high school, and high school has a lot of students, teachers and other people working there. We loved that instead of focussing on only one protagonist; the writers focussed on the wellbeing and journey of most of its characters. There has been the mistake of ignoring other good, enjoyable and watch worthy characters with other shows we get nowadays, and this one avoids that.
Sex Education gave us the right amount of continuation from the point of plot and also in the awareness it’s trying to spread in the society. The season is not just about topics related to intercourse. Of course, it covers a lot of that in the frontier, but the show is also about self-worth and confidence in oneself. For a show with the name of Sex education, it often gets unappropriated, and is not a comfortable ride watching with your parents or guardian figure. The show gives us some of the best lines on the matter of adulting and parenthood and acts as an icebreaker.
Where it stands?
Writing from a country, where talking on topics related to sexuality is still considered as a taboo in this 21st century, and the word sex is a literally a hush word, this series takes the role of an elder sibling or mentor all young adults need in their life.
One thing the show is best known for is taking risks. Throughout the three seasons, the writers take risks with the plot, with how they want their characters’ story to develop and also with explaining the problems of this generation, which are often overlooked or ignored. The character development will give you nostalgia and that’s for sure. The point of how naïve the characters were when this show first started and the way they develop into better human beings is simply beautiful to witness. Although the show is around and about teens, it also focuses on both young adults and adults. It also features people from different identities, experiencing both emotional and physical trauma.
Sex Education gives a hard, reality check of the society and the hardships of life nowadays. It is not always clear or pleasant. Instead, life is full of challenges and grief, some face less of them and some more, but it’s an inevitable truth that everyone has to face. The series, especially season 3, shows us how we can learn and grow from that part of our life and actually come out with flying colours on the other side of the tunnel.
Netflix has a history of shutting down its original shows after the third season. So, it might be the last time we get all the characters together. Even if it is, it won’t be such a bad idea. The third season, for me, has to be the best of all three so far. If this is how the series ends, it gives us enough room and opportunities for the stow to stay in our mind forever. But if that’s not the case, we can’t wait for next season to come out. If you enjoy teen drama, check out our review on the “Kissing Booth”. Let us know how much you liked Season 3 of Sex Education on our socials.