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This Netflix show about life for the son of a sex therapist could so easily have been embarrassing. Instead, it is a glorious, heartfelt, eye-wateringly funny creation As conversations you don’t want to have as a teenage boy with your mother go, one that begins “Sweetheart – I’ve noticed you’re pretending to masturbate” is right up there. But such is your lot when you are 16-year-old Otis (Asa Butterfield) and your mother is Jean (Gillian Anderson), a sex therapist whose work has brought enough unwanted knowledge into the home to have turned you off sex – even sex with yourself – for life. Otis has been planting evidence of standard teenage behaviour in his room to avoid maternal attention in this matter. Poor Otis. But this beleaguered boy will shortly be taken up by badass cool girl Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey), when she spots a lucrative opportunity to charge for the sex counselling skills he has unavoidably absorbed in a marketplace of anxious and furiously active teenagers. Continue reading...