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'Why is this set in an American high school that’s been dropped in the middle of England?' Viewers of Netflix's Sex Education are baffled by jocks and cheerleaders in comedy drama that's meant to depict life in rural Britain

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  • 'Why is this set in an American high school that’s been dropped in the middle of England?' Viewers of Netflix's Sex Education are baffled by jocks and cheerleaders in comedy drama that's meant to depict life in rural Britain

    It's a new Netflix coming-of-age show with a good-looking cast, witty dialogue, three-dimensional characters and Gillian Anderson as a sex therapist - the only problem is, nobody seems sure where or when it's supposed to be set.

    Sex Education takes place in a high school in Wales and the cast carry smartphones - but they also wear their own clothes and US-style varsity jackets, they spend time chatting by their six-foot lockers in the corridors, and they play American football.

    The language and accents are 'British', but the the soundtrack and wardrobe are straight out of an American 1980s teen comedy.

    Viewers on Twitter have been full of praise for the series - including some concerned it would 'kill the internet' with a promotional tweet of Anderson putting a condom on a courgette - but the American styling has left many confused.

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