Sex Education Series Review: A John Hughes Tribute For Today’s World
By Andrea Thompson
Some shows don’t exactly need to get all the details right to feel true. Good thing the Netflix series Sex Education isn’t trying to. It clearly wants to evoke a feeling that is both of our moment and timeless. But the show also wants to balance out its reverence for the classic teen comedies that inspired it with many truths that many of them couldn’t fathom, let alone address. So even though all the teens in Sex Education reside in a small, remote British town with accents to match, many of them also play American sports and dress in a way that would make many John Hughes characters swoon.