After having fans wait for two long years, Netflix finally dropped the fourth and final season of beloved show Sex Education on September 21. While some fans were overjoyed with the simple fact of getting to see their favourite characters on screen again, others were less enthusiastic by this conclusion to the series.
Having debuted in 2019, Sex Education has gained notoriety for being brutally honest about teenage lives and struggles. From its very beginning, the series has been praised for its groundbreaking representation and diversity.
And the final season of Sex Education doesn’t seem to disappoint on that front. While fans got to watch beloved characters from the previous season continue their journey, some new faces populated these new episodes, providing some astounding queer representation.
One such character was Otis’s rival O, an asexual sex therapist. The character was developed under the guidance of asexual campaigner Yasmin Benoit. Moreover, fans praised the show’s portrayal of a trans-for-trans (T4T) relationship in the couple composed by Abbi and Roman, two well-rounded characters who also happen to be the popular cool kids in school.
Some fans praised these new elements and much more after binge-watching the entire season in just a couple of days. “The way im sobbing my eyes out I CANNOT TAKE THIS,” wrote a fan on X (formerly Twitter).
— ?feds ★ x esaurimento (@soansiosaa) September 22, 2023
Others praised some of the character development that we could see throughout the show and how it concluded in this final season. “Aimee & Adam definitely are the best og characters and i really like the ending to their characters’ storyline,” someone commented.
“I’m so happy with the ending Maeve got and I love her so much. She deserves all the good things that happened to her at the end after everything she went through,” another fan shared.
Me: I watch Sex Education for the plot
— sly (@scorpiolikeyou) September 21, 2023
The character of Aimee seems to be a fan favourite, with many dubbing her the best one in this season. “Aimee is such a queen, so upset this is the last season of #SexEducation,” a fan said. Another one added, “Her healing journey is so special to me, Aimee Gibbs truly is one of the most special characters to exist.”
one of the best scenes from sex education season 4 pic.twitter.com/oieA8USubu
— caitlin (@caitlinspersona) September 22, 2023
While these viewers seemed to enjoy the season, others weren’t as happy about how their beloved series was brought to a close. “Sex Education writers deciding to introduce so many new characters in the last season of the show is such a mistake because no one will care enough to invest themselves in stories of random people we don’t know, we just want as much content of our favs as possible,” one of them wrote.
— Gaz Dutlow (@gazdutlow) September 22, 2023
Others were even less generous in their comments. “Half way through #SeXEducation season 4 and this new school sucks. All the new characters they added are lame,” one said.
“So #SexEducation final season was kind of disappointing but at least we had more Ruby screen time and kind of her own storyline. Apart from that, this season finale was forgettable,” wrote someone else.
Ruby and Aimee after carrying season 4 of sex education on their backs pic.twitter.com/HbqKoTmROi
— Lexi (@juicycooter03) September 22, 2023
Now that the final season of Sex Education is finally out, what’s your opinion of the series’s conclusion? Did you enjoy it or are you among those who criticised this ending?
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