The hit series stands out with its hilarious take on sex and relationships and the struggles of the youth with realities of their emerging sexualities. The show revolves around Otis and Maeve who with their therapy clinic work to set up a healthy environment for their peers. The creator of the series Laurie Nunn has announced that she is working on the third season.
And while that’s in the pipeline, here are the 7 other shows to watch on Netflix that are similar to Sex Education
The coming-of-age family dramedy series created by Robia Rashid focuses on the life of 18-year-old Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), with autism spectrum disorder and is seeking a girlfriend and independence. His bid for more freedom puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery. The show is much enjoyable with therapy sessions and asides to focuses on autism and humour throughout and rarely from the protagonist. The show consists of a message of inclusion and compassion that the audience can easily relate. The series described as quirky and heartfelt by Netflix is an emotional ride and a worth watch, especially considering the episodes with shorter runtimes and the heft that sucker-punches you at the end.
The Hookup Plan
The comedy web television series is the second French series produced for Netflix after Marseille. The story follows Parisian Elsa who gets hung up on her ex and is forever single. Her best friends secretly hire a male escort to revive her faith in dating, relationships, and love and help her move on. Elsa however, knows him as school teacher, Julies and things take a bitter turn when she finds that her friends have been hiding many things from her and starts doubting about Julies. This is an unconventional story of romance where long-time friendships are tested.
This Brazilian thriller drama series created by Esmir Filho for Netflix is set in a small cattle-ranching town. The show follows the panic of families in an isolated ranching community after the teenagers in a high school contract a mysterious “kissing infection” that quickly spreads. Similar to the popular Spanish series Elite, the first season of the show has a collection of up-and-coming performers rather than a definitive mainstream star cast. The show turned out to be another successful teen drama series on Netflix soon after the premiere of its first season on July 17th, 2020.
Home for Christmas
The romantic comedy-drama series directed by Per-Olav Sørensen is Netflix’s first Norwegian Original series. The show revolves around Johanne (Ida Elise Broch), a nurse in her 30s, working at a hospital in Norway. Johanne, who is perpetually single feels pressured by her family to be in a relationship during Advent dinner. Tired of the constant comments, she lies that she has a boyfriend and that he will accompany her to Christmas dinner. She then starts a 24-day hunt for a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas through speed dating, internet dating, and other means. The raunchy, quirky and heartfelt show will have your jaw dropping with all the twists and turns from from imagination.
The Spanish comedy-drama series based on Elísabet Benavent’s novel, Valeria is developed by María López Castaño for Netflix. The show is worthwhile for those who need to watch something light-hearted every once in a while. The show revolves around the titular character, Valeria, an aspiring novelist who finds her life derailed in by an unexpected love triangle. In her creative and marital crisis, she finds support from her friends, Carmen, Lola, and Nerea who are also discovering themselves. Each just as lovable in their own right.
The American comedy-drama television series, “Gilmore Girls” is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. The show follows the relationship between a fiercely independent single mother Lorelai Gilmore, and her gifted, Ivy League-bound daughter Rory who lives in Stars Hollow, a fictional town filled with colourful characters. The classic show described as witty, intimate and feel-good is ideal to be watched together by the family for its quirky characters and the strikingly real relationships they make, and the quick-paced stream of jokes. The show follows the three generations of Gilmores, so that family members of various ages can find a storyline to relate.
The American comedy-drama anthology series written, directed, edited and produced by Joe Swanberg is one of the finest Netflix original shows about romantic relationships. The series based in the city of Chicago has a standalone story in each episode that follow the life, love and heartbreaks of several characters. The show gives a glance at the ever-changing equations between human beings and how the realities of life separate people from loved ones. The show takes us through changes in the relationship of a married couple Kyle and Andi over a long period, and how their decision of having an open relationship works out for them. The show stands apart from other shows in the list as it does not linger on any one particular story and picturises the romantic relationships in an urban space like Chicago.
See. Easy, breezy and far from being sleazy. Got your pick yet?
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