[Sex Education] S02E01

Watch Date: 17 April 2020

Watched on: Netflix

IMDb link.

Netflix summary:

Masturbation turns out to be Otis’s secret talent, but can he master his unruly desires for Ola? A chlamydia outbreak distracts the student body.

Notes:

  • The summary says talent, but it’s more like a curse or an inescapable burden.
  • If there was a running theme here, it was terrible parenting. Jean and Jakob lying to Otis and Ola; Maeve’s mother Erin not lying to her, but lying to the new boyfriend. And that weird dynamic which Jackson has with his mothers, to the point that he fractures his own hand. I think that’s going to be the most interesting subplot this season.
  • So Jackson’s intercession with Groff didn’t work, but Maeve guiled her way back into school again. Bonus points: to not let her mother win. Spite can be a wonderful motivator. Also hurray for the played-by-desi English teacher.
  • Is Ruby becoming even nastier going to be a thing in this season? Waiting to see!
  • Somehow, Ola finding out about Otis’s sex clinic didn’t leave me feeling particularly on tenterhooks. But let’s see.
  • Everyone wearing masks while freaking out about an epidemic – damn, Sex Education, you predicted 2020 good. Now if only the real life epidemic was one of hysteria too.
  • Eric has become super joyous this season. Really raising the game.
  • Ola is really pretty but somehow feels a little subdued.
  • This is such anĀ opposite of 90s sex comedies.
  • I giggled when Lily came to assembly with her giant phallussed rats. What a nicely done callback.

 

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