• Sex Education – Netflix Series

    Sex education is a Netflix TV show that is obviously on Netflix and for me an amazing watch.

    A couple of weeks ago I binged watched this with my girlfriend and, wow, we really enjoyed it.

    There are only eight episodes and took us two days to binge-watch. So, let’s get into this review.

    So for those of you that don’t know, sex education is about a young high schooler called Asa Butterfield. You might know him if you have watched Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Hugo or Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to name a few. He is a virgin but at the same time he finds out he has this gift to give advice on sex.

    Asa Butterfield
    Asa Butterfield

    Asa’s mother who is played by the very sexy Gillian Anderson is a sex therapist, and she plays this part very very well. It is quite interesting that given her job that her son is still a virgin when everyone else around him has already “popped their cherry”

    Asa is really good with sex advice the same way that his mother is, even though he has no experience in that whole category.

    However, because of his upbringing, he has an idea of the correct advice to give to certain people, so Asa and his friend Maeve create a business at school giving out sex advice. When you see Maeve Wiley who is played by Emma Mackey, you will think for a minute that you are looking at Margot Robbie as they both look very alike.

    Maeve Wiley
    Maeve Wiley

    Sex education is just so good.  It really is amazing. The whole concept of this show honestly fascinated me and that’s why I decided to give this show a go.

    I really liked I found it to be very well acted perfectly Bingable and the messages are really really deep. There is also a sense of familiarity where you’ve seen some of these types of things that are curved throughout the show that being said for every time that there’s something familiar there’s something else that sidesteps especially the finale the way this show ended it was like huh, I did not see coming and I liked it.

    I think this is a show that if you want to see a teeny show done right, none of this thirteen reasons baloney if you want to see a show that does a great job of portraying what it’s like to be a teenager in the 21st century then sex education is a fascinating show.

    The messages in the show are really good and the way it’s shot is perfect. The music choices are great and as I mentioned the acting also works well, and I am so happy about the way the first season ended.

    I have to mention that there is a second season which I have also seen and I will make a review on that after this one.

    Was I excited to see a second season? absolutely, as season 1 did not fully explain the story as they left that for season two

    When you watch this show you should go in with an open mind. You should go in just kind of expecting a breezy show that just washes over you with a lot of messages, fun and great acting. Sex education for me personally I  give a four and a half out of a five-star rating. This show gets a very high recommendation. No, it is not a perfect show for sure but I definitely think it is a show that is compulsive in its ability to binge-watch and it also does a great job.

    As I mentioned many times before with the messages, the acting, the style it is relatable. It is a show that teenagers and adults can relate to and I love it

    Watch Sex Education season 1 now on Netflix

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    A political party was treated to an internet flambe for its denunciation of the “immoral” marketing for a popular Netflix series about teen sex education.

    Netizens brigaded the Ponlamuang Thai Party’s social media page after it announced Monday that members had complained to broadcasting regulators about giant billboards promoting “Sex Education.” The heretofore unknown party said the ads amounted to “illegal activity of a transnational corporation” that would “negatively affect the youth and create social problems.”

    The post showed several members at the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission demanding it immediately remove the billboards alongside highways in Bangkok.

    “The billboards are a marketing tactic using inappropriate content to attract people to sign up,” the statement read. “It presents obscenity with plots and scenes showing teenagers having sex explicitly [and] poses the risk of youth being wrongly encouraged by watching it.”

    One problem – the commission has nothing to do with regulating advertising.

    Commissioner Prawit Leesatapornwongsa said Tuesday that although he hadn’t heard about the complaint, regulating such content is not under their authority.

    “We regulate the operators, not their content,” he said by phone. “Netflix is also not considered television.”

    The series, which premiered on the platform earlier this month, tells the story of a socially awkward British high school student who imitates his professional sex therapist mother to become an amateur consultant to his schoolmates. It’s rated 8.6 out of 10 on IMDb and has received a 91 percent fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

    After the party’s complaint became news, its Facebook page was quickly voted down to 1.6 stars with comments mimicking restaurant reviewers justifying their one-star votes.

    “Very bad taste. Dumb-as-a-rock service. Parking lot full with cockroaches,” user Amornrat Tongthong wrote.

    “The parking lot seemed to be spacious, but once inside it was full with dinosaurs and cockroaches. Very dirty. Food tastes so bad. Yuck,” wrote another user, Somyos Vann Mekasingharak

    Ponlamuang Thai is a conservative-leaning party founded early last year.

    After the backlash, the post was deleted. The party later released another statementdefending its actions.

    “Our party members saw this [series] yesterday, and all think that it’s a [series] that negatively affects the youth and creates social problems,” the post read. “It shows high school students doing drugs, engaging in promiscuity, wanting to have an abortion… Although the content can be broadcast normally in the West… it’s a great challenge to Thai society.”

    “Younger generations might be happy when they can do whatever they want while their parents feel miserable about their children’s problematic behavior, doing something inappropriate,” it continued. “Overall, the [series] is called sex education, but its content is immoral.”

    That message wasn’t received much better.

    “Thank you for helping eliminate some bad choices in the upcoming election,” user Chatree Rungsang commented on the post.

    “Stupid party, everyone in the photos,” wrote another user Suraphong Ponanun. “With this much attempt to block it, our country still has a very high rate of teen pregnancy. It shows how much knowledge of sex education is among our teens. With this attitude from you people, I feel even more hopeless.”

    Sex education in Thai schools remains poor as it’s still a social taboo. A UN study found teen pregnancy rates in Thailand increased 54 percent from 2000 to 2014, citing lack of comprehensive sexual education as one of the major problems.


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