Interestingly, for a show about sex, the trailer teases that there is more to these characters than their sex lives – as we know. Perhaps this season will delve into the consequences of over sexualisation and the dangers of abstinence education in response to teenage sexuality. Maeve implores Otis to do something about the ‘backwards’ way of teaching, though he refuses.We also see what others have been getting up to. Adam and Eric seem to be going strong, which is good news for some, and terrible for others. Jean is sporting a baby bump, and so we can expect her to navigate the consequences of a pregnancy this late in life and her relationship with Jakob. Aimee’s fantastic development seems to be continuing as well, with glimpses of her visiting Jean. Perhaps she will continue to deal with the trauma of the bus incident in season 2. Her character arc in season 2 garnered much praise, and it’s exciting to see where it could go next, not only with the long lasting effects of the assault, but also with her crusade for an identity and sense of purpose. While Maeve and many of the other characters have a talent or direction in their lives, Aimee has continued to struggle with her sense of self – something many young people can relate to.Releasing on September 17th, the show seems to be maturing, and will hopefully remain one of the best things Netflix has to offer.Words by Maddy Raven
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