Filled with people who really know their anatomy and can parse a couple’s problems at 50 paces, break down their defences at 20 and get them healthily rebuilt, all without breaking a sweat. This is partly because they are intelligent and emotionally literate human beings, and partly because the problems they are dealing with are – at heart – wonderfully simple. ... These six episodes might be the most – not to say the only – truly valuable thing Goop has ever done.
This endeavor feels a lot like going with your friends to a sex therapy session (and I mean that in the best way possible). The casting here is really what makes the series such a winner; each couple has a compelling, relatable backstory.
Paltrow is a curious and empathetic host on “Sex, Love & Goop,” evincing genuine care for the four or so couples — mostly but not entirely straight — undergoing multi-episode therapies with professionals for their unsatisfying or negligible sex lives. ... But Paltrow’s language of innovation and intervention ultimately ended up giving me some pause — as if sexual optimization always requires third-party observers, who presumably come with the kinds of price tags we associate with Goop.