For most of its run, Sex Education emphasized several issues such as sex, sexuality, gender dysphoria, and complicated parental relationships. That many deem taboo but play a vital role in the formative years of an individual’s existence. Furthermore, Sex Education’s ability to handle these sensitive topics respectfully and optimistically has made it a pop culture sensation. However, after three seasons, the Netflix British drama is concluding its run with its fourth and final season.
Season 4 follows Moordale Secondary students as they attempt to adapt to life at Cavendish Sixth Form College. This is because the college is significantly more progressive than Moordale. Meanwhile Otis tries to set up a new clinic. Furthermore, Maeve is in the U.S. at the prestigious Wallace University. Where renowned author Thomas Molloy serves as her tutor.
The final season features returning faces like Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, and Emma Mackey. As well as several new faces such as Anthony Lexa, Felix Mufti, and Thaddea Graham.”
Further, following the release of Sex Education Season 4, some critics shared their last season’s reviews. The following are some of these reviews:
Collider: “Sex Education’ Season 4 Is a Spectacular Send-off for the Series.” “There are still plenty of random gags, from a throwaway The Lord of the Rings impersonation to more surreal elements that feel like they’re lifting from the gone-too-soon series Los Espookys, but there is also a somber tone that often takes hold.”
“Where this could be jarring in a lesser series that isn’t able to navigate such tonal swings. Sex Education wears them with ease.”
DiscussingFilm: “Sex Education’ Season 4 is Too Crowded for Its Own Good.” “With so many subplots occurring simultaneously, the pacing of Sex Education Season 4 is all over the place.” “These latest episodes go from suddenly pumping the breaks for somber moments to speeding back into comedic relief without warning.”
“The final season of Sex Education is packed with this kind of emotional whiplash. At its best, it comes off as slightly cliche but still bearable given the topical story and representation at hand. At its worst, it seems as if these last episodes are a parody of the concise and trailblazing seasons that came before.”
Gamesradar: “While the series should have wrapped with season 3, there’s enough humor and love left in Sex Education to make this new season a journey worth taking.”
Avclub: “Season four of Sex Education delivers a welcome final lesson for all involved—and, in the process, puts a nice little bow on everyone’s stories.””Which is not to say everyone gets the happily ever after they would want. But there’s a sense of finality that brings the show’s themes of inclusion, acceptance, self-love, and self-improvement full circle.”
IGN: “Sex Education remains some of the most important and inclusive “cringe” comedy you’ll ever see during its farewell season.” “Turning teen cliches upside-down by providing outrageous, embarrassing moments and then exploring the true meaning behind them, including the effects of trauma and repression.”
“Even the outwardly friendly new school gets taken to task for its oppressive positivity so that it’s not all about correcting ignorance. The sprawling cast is still a lovely highlight. Able to handle all the material here whether it’s ludicrous or wholeheartedly dramatic.”