Sex/Life was the third most viewed Netflix series, is getting a second season

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Remember that train wreck of a show on Netflix that I couldn’t stop watching back in July? Well, it seems I wasn’t the only person who got sucked into the poorly written B series Sex/Life with Sarah Shahi and hottie Aussie Adam Demos (and his, um, appendage). Netflix revealed during their TUDUM event that Sex/Life was the third most streamed original series, reaching 67 million households in its first four weeks. Netflix also announced that they are giving Sex/Life a season two. Below are a few more details via Deadline:

The 67 million is the third largest audience for an original Netflix series only behind the first seasons of Bridgerton and The Witcher though the streamer’s subscriber base is ever expanding, which is boosting viewership figures for newer shows.

Set to return for Season 2 are Sex/Life‘s series regulars, Sarah Shahi, Mike Vogel, Adam Demos and Margaret Odette. Production will take place once again in Toronto.

Inspired by the novel 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton, Sex/Life was created and written by Stacy Rukeyser who serves as showrunner. Rukeyser executive produces with J. Miles Dale and Jordan Hawley.

“Sex/Life is a dream come true,” Rukeyser said. “To create a show about empowered female sexuality that has entranced so many millions of viewers is not only immensely fun but also incredibly gratifying. When I think about all the women who have reached out from all over the world to say that the show speaks to them in a deeply personal way, I am so inspired. I’m thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to continue telling this story for Billie, and for all of us.”

[From Deadline]

What have we learned these last few months and especially during the height of COVID? Folks are horny, that’s what we have learned. Two out of three top original shows on Netflix had a lot of sex in them and to be fair, The Witcher did too, not to mention sexy AF Henry Cavill. As I said in my original post, Sex/Life was super cringe but I was invested in the story. It was like a car crash that I couldn’t look away from. It was 50 Shades of Grey but more cringe if that is even possible. What kept me engaged with the show for a full day was Adam Demos’s fine self. I must say that I am willing to dive into a season two of this show since season one left us on a cliffhanger. I wonder if they will bring Sarah (Billie) and Adam’s (Brad) characters together. Will Billie leave her husband for Brad her one true love? Or will Billie continue sleeping with other people because her sex life with her husband is so stale? Will Billie’s husband hook up with his coworker? Like what they gon’ do with these characters ya’ll? I’ll see where I am at mentally when they release season two. Who knows, maybe I won’t be in a place where I can entertain soft pr0n.

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Photos credit: Amanda Matlovich/Netflix

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  1. Katherine says:

    The Witcher has sex? I tried it but it didn’t really pull me in, I guess I should’ve stuck around for the sex. Maybe I should give it another chance, I’m bored and Bridgerton, sadly, is months away. Not sure it’s the pandemic though, maybe steamy shows are just becoming more accepted. I’ve always felt there’s this unnecessary stigma when it comes to sexually explicit stuff. Also, I’m glad we now have more of a divide – shows like New Amsterdam focus just on relationships and everyday (and no so everyday) challenges and shows like Sex/Life or Bridgerton focus on sex. It’s like chips and candy, you don’t really want them both in the same meal. Maybe the formula is changing.

    • Becks1 says:

      I’m pretty sure it did, but I can’t remember lol. But there was definitely lots of shirtless Henry Cavill. You should give it another try, we went from “meh” on it after one episode to not being able to turn it off and binging it in one day REALLY fast. Like it took an episode or two for it to click and then once it did, it was so good.

  2. Lili says:

    Oh! I might just have to give this a watch. i must say i havent found a lot of good stuff to watch on netflix, so i end up rewatching things i know .

  3. Sierra says:

    This was so boring that even the sex scenes couldn’t make it exciting.

    The Witcher is amazing because of the storyline and directing.

    • Katherine says:

      Yeah, same, I couldn’t get through the first ep, but the sex scenes I did catch in the beginning were on fire, I honestly thought I’d love this

    • Lemons says:

      I agree! It was so bad, and the sex scenes were so over-the-top and, at the same time, vanilla. I couldn’t get through it.

    • a reader says:

      HAHAH so true! It was absolutely awful.

      I love this line from Oya cause it’s spot on: “It was like a car crash that I couldn’t look away from. It was 50 Shades of Grey but more cringe if that is even possible.”

      More cringe!! I actually stuck with it the whole way through and thought the last episode completely destroyed any character development that occured during the series. I sat there at the end just going… WTF did I just watch.

      I won’t be tuning in to season 2.

    • Lex says:

      Yeah I found the story line so boring. Everyone in it was just absolutely dreadful; I wasn’t on anyone’s ‘side’. Truly unlikeable people!

  4. LovesitinNM says:

    English is my husband’s third or fourth language but we live in the US. He watched this whole show and had soooo many questions about American culture. I’m like it’s just a show. But no… Cooper Connelly is his hero. He will be like personally offended if she leaves him.
    He really wanted to understand the psychology behind it all. So I watched the whole series (bingeable) and we have had great conversations.

  5. HandforthParish says:

    Still want to know if it’s real, cos no offence but it looks painful…. :)

  6. Marie says:

    The male lead reminded me so much of Goofy…

  7. Ninks says:

    I find this really surprising. I haven’t heard a single person mention they’ve watched it. In comparison to Bridgerton, The Witcher and Stranger things it’s easy to know they’re popular because so many people are talking about them and social media is flooded with memes. Even people who watched Emily in Paris and hated it, talked about it. This barely made a blip on my radar. Are people too embarrassed to admit they watched it?

  8. Oh_Hey says:

    Ugh. This comes back for season two cause we’re all randy but we can’t get final seasons of Glow or Santa Clarita?

  9. Twin falls says:

    This is the show that caused me to lock my Netflix profile. My Netflix account is still shared for the kids.

  10. Becks1 says:

    I think this shows the power of women as a consumer base. Like, companies obviously know that but I feel like entertainment wise, there is such an emphasis on action movies and male movie stars etc. Yes rom coms can do well at the theater or whatever, but I feel like there is still always such a sense of surprise when something that is aimed at women, like Bridgerton definitely was, does really well. And I’m like……have you not seen the romance section of your local library? Do you know how many books Nora Roberts has sold, even though at this point they are all the same? There was such surprise when 50 shades was a hit and I don’t know if its because women aren’t supposed to like sex, or we’re not supposed to admit it by openly reading sexy books or watching sexy shows, etc.

    Because let’s admit it, even the Witcher, while very different from Bridgerton et al, was successful in a large part due to Henry Cavill.

    • SarahCS says:

      This fits with a theory my friends and I have talked about for years. More men watch straight up p0rn while women went for things like Dirty Dancing because we wanted more to the story around the sex and for years that’s what we got. Now more sex is being included in the stories and no surprise, we are absolutely here for it!

  11. Fw says:

    Is that Netflix’s own weird metric where if you watch for 2 min it counts toward the viewership numbers?

    I bet a lot of people just fast forwarded to all the sec scenes and didn’t watch the show-hence how it ended up at number 3

  12. Chantal says:

    This mess gets a second season but they cancelled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Shadow and their Marvel shows? They keep cancelling some popular shows (especially after 4 “seasons”) and renewing terrible ones. I haven’t been able to get beyond 1 or 2 episodes of some of their new shows. The other streaming services are coming after them so they better start making better programming decisions. Mike Colter, who played Luke Cage, is on the Paramount+ streaming channel (formerly known as CBSAccess) show Evil, which has been renewed for a third season. The first season was on Netflix and I only watched because of him😀😀. I normally hate and avoid horror films/shows – I scare easily – but really enjoy this one and Sabrina.

    • Fortuona says:

      Marvel took all their shows back because D+ was about to show up . It gave them enough time for there to be a break from the contract and now the characters are showing up in D+ shows this year

  13. Bishg says:

    I can’t believe they are willing to produce a second season of this crap while we never got to have a satisfying ending for gems such as Glow and Friends from College. I’m so salty about it. I routinely watch FFC because I find it so hilarious.

  14. Renee says:

    I tried this show but could not make it past episode 2. I found it boring.

  15. a reader says:

    This nonsense gets a second season but Everything Sucks, Glow, Santa Clarita Diet all get cancelled.

  16. Mandy Purr says:

    This show is dreadful and the ending was gross.

  17. psl says:

    I CANNOT believe this show was renewed. IT IS SO TERRIBLE! I turned it off after 15 minutes of the first episode, and from what I hear, I was smart to do so.

    They cancel “Mindhunter”, but renew this crap? The people at Netflix have lost their minds.

  18. Meee says:

    I’ve learned this lesson to not ‘hate watch’ shows, or ‘curious watch’ past the first episode if it’s terrible. Netflix brass counts all the viewership in numbers. They don’t care if people actually liked the show, or rated it highly or what critics say. That’s why that tiktok girl now has a Netflix deal!!!
    This show was so poorly written, I felt bad for the actors. And they certainly weren’t talented enough to elevate the material. Welp, I won’t be watching season 2

  19. Emily says:

    I understand the show is SUPPOSED to be about empowered female sexuality, but it wasn’t. Am I supposed to be rooting for either guy?

    Her husband invades her privacy and acts like a baby. Her ex treated her terribly.

    And then the scene when the two men get together to decide who gets her.

    With that said, I’ll probably still watch.

  20. osito says:

    I haven’t seen this show, but I recognized the actresses’ name from her marriage and subsequent divorce from Steve Howey from Shameless. There was a lawsuit against the both of them several years ago from a former nanny that alleged sexual harassment, wage theft, racism, and religious discrimination from the both of them. She’s pretty, but if the allegations are to be believed, a completely horrible human being. I can’t find any info on how that lawsuit was resolved, so maybe the allegations were determined to be untrue? One can only hope…

  21. LoTTa says:

    Not so unexpected, the show was a silent hit, because so many women secretly relate to the subjects referenced, albeit, in a cringe(y) manner. The cast is actually pretty good, main actress does wonders with terrible material and everyone is hot. Also, hot gossip material, the on-screen lovers actually became a couple during filming and are so OTT on the social about each other (a parallel car crash show haha)

  22. Andrea says:

    I am 40 and never married (would like to find someone special one day). Alot of my married friends in late 30s/early 40s (the women) have expressed unhappiness in their marriages and a yearning for passion or an affair/open marriage. They express a lack of connection and I fear some simply married their men to have kids, but weren’t actually in love with them. I would bet money this demographic is watching it.

    I watched it too and I must say, I struggled in my last relationship because my boyfriend who was 4 years older had troubles getting it up and a very low sex drive and I was sexually frustrated throughout most of that relationship. It is a must that the next man I get with have a compatible sex drive.

  23. VitaBANItaBONnita says:

    That Sarah character drove me insane or whatever her name was. Who just blows up the life they asked for to be some ugly dude’s sexual napalm. And her husband Chad was a douche in that opening scene, but I don’t why she could just tell him she wanted him to beat it up like a boxer. Damn. She was so selfish

  24. The Voice says:

    Surprise, women like sex. The storyline was a little cringe but it’s entertainment. Over-the-top and sensationalism. I can understand Billie’s dilemma but I hate how she was portrayed. Just own up to what you want, put it out there, and negotiate your terms. The other person can take some, all, or none of it. Nothing wrong with an open marriage if it’s what everyone wants. I wish this concept wasn’t so scandalous. We might have longer marriages and happier people overall if it was more mainstream. It’s much better than people cheating and lying!