We need more shows like Sex Education

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by MadeIndescribable, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I just finished episode 3. I think that's the first time I've seen an Abortion portrayed on screen, and what I appreciated the most was the emotional toll it took on Maeve. I wish this was the discussion we had on the subject. Both sides feel like two extremes, yet to see the emotion of what an Abortion can do was very real and very tactful. This episode was really well done and that might be one of the best things I've seen on TV so far this year.
     
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    I finished the season last night. This was a great show and yes I agree with the original poster. This show highlighted themes and did them in a way that I don't see much of on TV, especially with Eric's storyline. I also liked that episode where they used religion as a healing tool rather than as this evil thing, like other shows tend to play it. I wouldn't call myself ultra religious, but I do go to church some weeks and I thought it was refreshing to show that yes there is some good in religion despite it's faults.
     
  3. Owain Taggart

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    Finished watching this tonight and it really is quite good. It's suprisingly earnest, and like I thought, has most in common with the original Degrassi. Though the main differences is that Degrassi was a plain drama while this feels more like a dramady. I'd also throw in the U.S version of Shameless in there as I've been impressed with the scope of issues it's tackled too.

    What also impressed me about this show was its music selection. Lots of good music being used in this show. Sometimes music in a TV show tends to blend in so much that I tend to not even notice it, but the selections in this show really made me take notice, in a good way. I love it when music is playful in context with what's happening on the screen; a good example of this at the start of Episode 7 and the kid is walking with a cake in hand to deliver it to his obsession. The music selection was spot on.
     
  4. stj

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    The show treads a very fine line, trying to be sex positive while industriously trying to be properly woke on all sorts of issues. It cheats. None of the students are religious or prudish.. Sexual preference is safely binary. And Gillian Anderson's mom is not just an embarrassment because her son isn't immune to sex negative social attitudes, but because she really is inadvertently abusive with her candor. Nonetheless, the current trends are so direly reactionary a show like this is a breath of fresh air.
     
  5. MadeIndescribable

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    True, it also doesn't deal with anything like asexuality. But it's just the first season and the second has been confirmed, so there's plenty of room to tread the ground it hasn't got round to yet.

    And I thought that was a great twist(?) in the narrative. When asked what makes a good therapist, she replies that it's about knowing the wrong words can have a disastrous effect on a patient, only for it to be revealed that her son's issues come from her telling him (as a mother, not a therapist) that sex can be very hurtful and cause lots of pain.