Sex Education Season 2 Review: 7 Ups & 3 Downs

A solid second season for Netflix's hit sex comedy.

Sex Education Season 2
Netflix

Netflix Sex Education was one of the streamer's big breakout hits last year, coming virtually out of nowhere yet racking up an impressive 40 million streams during its first month on release.

A year on, season two is now available to binge in its entirety, with critics largely agreeing that the high school sex comedy-drama series has avoided the much-feared sophomore slump.

Though Sex Education's second season doesn't reinvent the wheel and might ultimately feel like more of the same above all else, it does at least make a few smart alterations to the successful formula, while once again taking advantage of its extremely talented ensemble cast.

There are issues for sure, almost all of them relating to the sometimes aggravating writing, but thanks to its exuberant style and the sheer likeability of the performers, this is an easy recommendation for anyone who enjoyed the first go-around.

Netflix hasn't confirmed a third season yet, though given Sex Education's clear popularity and low costs of production - relatively speaking, at least - it'd be genuinely shocking if Otis (Asa Butterfield) and co. weren't back again this time next year...

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