Best Netflix shows of 2019 so far

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Sex Education

I had no idea what to think when I read about Sex Education. The series follows Otis (Asa Butterfield), a teen with little sexual experience, as he begins acting as his high school’s resident sex therapist and gives advice to his fellow students.

It sounds, for lack of a better word, interesting, right? And, it is! But, it’s also really, really good. It’s easily the best new Netflix comedy of the year so far. The show has so much heart, and you’ll be rooting for the main characters from the very beginning.

Butterfield is great in the lead role, but he’s not the only talented actor in this series. Gillian Anderson plays Otis’s mom and she’s a real sex therapist. Fans will also fall in love with Emma Mackey and Ncuti Gatwa, Otis’s two best friends in the show.

The series is set in Wales and the settings and filming locations are beautiful. The show, while set in the UK, also has an American high school feel to it that should help American audiences connect with the series.

Obviously, there are some topics and scenes that might make some uncomfortable; I’ll preface with that. But, there’s a lot to like about this series, and it’s coming back for season 2!