7 TV Shows to Watch If You’re Caught Up on “Sex Education”

published Sep 24, 2021
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Netflix’s “Sex Education” follows Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his fellow students as they explore issues relating to sex and sexuality — largely thanks to the expertise of Milburn’s mom, who works as a sex therapist. The show brings together a diverse cast dealing with real issues tackled in a relatable and outrageously funny way, making it a can’t-miss show that seems to only get better with each new season.

If you’ve caught up on the third season of “Sex Education” that dropped on Sept. 17 and are waiting in suspense for news of a season four, here’s a list of amazing shows to satiate your need to binge.

Another one from across the pond, “Skins” is probably best described as a drama series because of the real and often heartbreaking moments — but, it’s so much more than that. The series follows a group of Bristol City teens trying to navigate adolescence without proper authority figures. At the end of the day, the gang wants what most teens want: to love, be loved, and find happiness. Unfortunately, with the lack of guidance, they tend to get distracted along the way. There’s quite a bit of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It’s definitely an emotional rollercoaster.

Available to watch on Hulu

Yet another British teen drama series, but this one has a supernatural twist. “Misfits” follows a group of young offenders who bond after being sentenced to work in a community service program. After getting caught in a weird electrical storm together, they discover they’ve somehow obtained superpowers. If British comedies are your thing, you’ll definitely enjoy this one.

Available to watch on Hulu.

If you want to revisit every embarrassing puberty experience you’ve ever had or story you’ve heard about, animated in the most outrageously hilarious way, look no further than John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s “Big Mouth.” There’s nothing too personal to share or too awkward to discuss here, and you won’t feel embarrassed about anything you’ve been through after seeing life through Andrew, Nick, and Jessi’s eyes.

Available to watch on Netflix

On the surface, Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) appears to have it all figured out. She lives life on her own terms, she’s comfortable with her sexuality, and she refuses to bend to societal norms. At the beginning of the series, Nola introduces viewers to the three men she’s dating with her open, ethical, non-monogamy style approach to relationships, but things get complicated down the line. Like Otis, Nola realizes she also has a lot to learn about matters of the heart.

Available to watch on Netflix

Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you have it all figured out, which is why Joe Swanberg created “Easy.” Set in Chicago, it’s a hilarious collection of stories that explore every imaginable relationship — some interwoven, some not. The series delivers relatable situations that viewers can all first laugh at, and then learn from. Fans who relate to the “Sex Education” crew can feel relieved knowing that even after college, everyone still has a lot of unanswered questions, struggles, and dilemmas. 

Available to watch on Netflix

After getting into a freak accident, Jenna Hamilton’s (Ashley Rickards) life is turned upside down when folks assume she tried to take her own life. Rickards’ character is hilarious and relatable as she tries to figure out how to become more popular while navigating boy issues, friendships, and everything else that comes with high school.

Available to watch on Amazon Prime Video

The first time you discover yourself falling someone can feel like the end of the f***ing world to anyone, but especially if you’re a self-diagnosed psychopath with homicidal thoughts like teenage lead James (Alex Lawther). The object of his affection, Alyssa (Jessica Barden), could not only be his first girlfriend but first victim. But Alyssa has her own issues and is desperately seeking an escape from her mundane life. She gets her wish when the duo decides to steal a car and go on a joy ride. “The End of the F***ing World” depicts more British teens coming of age with a fresh “will he or won’t he murder her” take.                                                                                                   

Available to watch on Netflix