Sex Education: Season 3 Is An Orgy (Review)

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In a form of orgasmic one-upmanship, this new chapter in Moordale borders on excess of too much, but always finds the perfect balance to never tip over.

The summer holidays have never seemed so endless. Almost two years after the launch of season 2 (it was in January 2020), Netflix is ​​finally unveiling – this Friday – season 3 of Sex Education. And good news: Netflix’s teen gem hasn’t lost any of its luster. Always so funny, touching, provocative and deeply sincere, she pushes the cursor a little further in this return, sometimes bordering on the too much … Attention spoilers!

Following the chlamydia scandal that rocked the establishment last year, a new director has arrived in Moordale. Young and dynamic, she was actually hired to restore order and restore the reputation of the school. She will quickly come up against the reality of modern high school, where students think less about lessons than the multitude of sexual and emotional dilemmas that torture them.

Sex Education has retained its eponymous fundamental principles. It is a question here, more than ever, of learning to listen to his body, his desires, his desires, his impulses, his fantasies. It’s about gender identity. It is a question of self-acceptance within a society in constant evolution, but which still struggles to keep pace with the increasingly rapid and assumed sexual arousal of adolescents. Even more than in previous years, which distinguishes Sex Ed of the mass of high school series, it is this way of tackling taboo themes head on, on which others skate.

With this in mind, this season 3 will delve a little further into the turpitudes of secondary, even tertiary characters. Often neglecting Maeve and Otis, she focuses on the diverse romances (in every sense of the word) that surround them. In doing so, the series loses a certain fluidity in the narrative. After an absolutely delightful opening act (the first three episodes are among the best of Sex Education), the writing rubs shoulders with the caricature, juggling dangerously with excess of excess. Not all storylines are great. That of Eric and Adam is still the most successful, that of Aimee is amazing, that of Ruby is amazing, that of the new main way Dolorès Ombrage is funny. But the others are weaker.

Sometimes crazy, the second part of this season 3 often does too much and goes a little in all directions. But she still does it with that same sincerity that transpires from Laurie Nunn’s writing. The creator of Sex Education really has a knack for writing teenagers, their doubts, their romances. Once again steeped in communicative tenderness, this new chapter in Moordale is generally enjoyable. Hoping that we do not have to wait two more years before season 4 …

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