Euphoria: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1

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Though at times hard to watch, Euphoria balances its brutal honesty with an empathetic -- and visually gorgeous -- eye to create a uniquely challenging and illuminating series, held together by a powerfully understated performance from Zendaya.



Critic Ratings: 93


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User Ratings: 920

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The drama series follows the life of a group of teenagers dealing with sex, parties and drug abuse. Rue (Zendaya) has come out of rehab but has no plans to remain clean, Jules (Hunter Schafer) is a transgender girl who has hard time trying to fit in, Nate (Jacob Elordi) struggles with sexual insecurities, Chris (Algee Smith) is having trouble adjusting to college life, Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) can't seem to escape her past, and Kat (Barbie Ferreira) is trying to explore her sexuality. In Season 1, the kids go through many challenging events, but despite the difficulties they learn to deal with what life throws at them.


as Rue Bennett
Maude Apatow
as Lexi Howard
Angus Cloud
as Fezco
Eric Dane
as Cal Jacobs
Alexa Demie
as Maddy Perez
Jacob Elordi
as Nate Jacobs
Barbie Ferreira
as Kat Hernandez
Nika King
as Leslie Bennett
Storm Reid
as Gia Bennett
Hunter Schafer
as Jules Vaughn
Sydney Sweeney
as Cassie Howard
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Critic Reviews for Euphoria Season 1

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (33)

But getting "real" doesn't have to mean diving head first into a cesspool of drugs, profanity, promiscuity and a borderline indifference to it all. That's where Euphoria so far fails not only itself, but the many impressionable youth.

Dec 12, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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A coming-of-age show caked in glittery hedonism...

Aug 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It's heated up, it's blunt, it's lurid - but artfully so.

Aug 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Trolling the Family Research Council with graphic scenes of underage sex, violence, and drug use is easy to do. What's harder is using the same kind of imagery and action to make a point, or a change.

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

That it's easy to buy into Euphoria's nihilistic vision of adolescence as distilled misery says more about us than it does about teenagers: Some people just love a good scare.

Jun 17, 2019 | Full Review…
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The series is certainly aesthetically pleasing and well-directed, with smooth camera work that boosts the characters' interior lives. But the writing is shaky, filled with clunky lines and not-so-twisty plot twists.

Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…
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The Euphoria season 1 finale was full of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

Mar 24, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

An uncomfortable and visceral drama. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Euphoria is not just a teen drama riding its own shockwaves. It's a kaleidoscopic study of the Juul generation...

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

It's an almost entirely character-driven series but that makes it no less thrilling, and it's only graphic because it needs to be.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It's whip smart, often funny, sometimes sad and, hands down, the best new show of 2019.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It's horrifying, yes, and salacious, but it's not just shocking for the sake of shock value.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Euphoria: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    This is definitely modern hard core film noir, not for the faint of heart. It has drug abuse, abortion, physical abuse, date rape, revenge, rampant promiscuity, cruelty, deception, revenge porn, extreme corruption, attempted murder, etc. Oh yeah, and it's all about teenagers in high school. The good: creative directing and cinematography. super realistic, non-apologetic takes on drug abuse, rehabilitation, mental health. very realistic portrayal of the struggles of transgender individuals. great acting. suspenseful. The bad: some of the messaging is twisted to say the least. Here is a sample: -teenagers are extremely promiscuous and use sex as a weapon of cruelty, manipulation, and money -immodesty is to be celebrated -murder through abortion is a convenient way to escape the consequences of said extreme promiscuity -christians, christianity, and conservative nuclear families are the enemy. The most evil antagonists in the movie are called out as a conservative, American family. It just illustrates the war the film industry loves to wage against Christianity, traditional families, and the American Dream. I'm surprised the dad wasn't wearing a MAGA hat. -post me-too era, the film industry has decided to go to extreme male nudity with almost zero female nudity. 99% of the nudity is male with multiple full frontal. Female nudity is almost non-existent. -the suburbs is where evil and hypocrisy lurks, the city is where you find freedom and joy, a very political statement. Has a very "The Graduate" vibe. -oh and I almost forgot, drug dealers, at least those selling to teenagers, are kind, thoughtful, and caring. Rue's drug dealer plays a protagonist, hero figure. Crazy and sometimes highly political messaging. But if you like film noir, I think you'll like this.
  • 5d ago
    Insanely well-made, Euphoria is the finest teenage drug-series-drama since UK's Skins. It's also tremendously acted, and while some cast members do a better job than others, there are some deliveries that make you stop breathing. Euphoria pulls no punches, and it is as visceral and hard-hitting a show as has ever been made. It's a damn shame that there isn't a likable character to be found, because they are all so well written, and so over-the-top. If there's one thing Euphoria falls short, it making you invested in a number of the supporting characters, likely due to their un-likability.
  • 5d ago
    In my opinion it might be the best show for me.
  • May 20, 2020
    I can't praise this show enough. It's my favourite TV show since Skins, and Skins ended 8 years ago. The acting is natural, powerful, and so moving. The writing takes you from feeling intense highs to intense lows. It's written in such a way that it takes taboo themes like drugs and casual sex and for once doesn't demonise them but looks at them honestly, looking at the causes, the reality. The good and the bad. Visually Euphoria is just incredible. The party scenes are epic. The quiet scenes are stunning. The colours are so beautiful, in one scene I literally felt like I was high just watching it. It really is a piece of art. What I love most about this show is its one of the first shows I can see myself in. Whether your gay or straight, super masculine or super feminine, gorgeous or ugly, you'll be able to watch this show, see the struggles of the characters and think 'yeah. I've been experienced that too.' Some may watch Euphoria and criticise its portrayal of drugs or sex or parties, which funnily enough I already think it portrays to be more problematic and dangerous than it often is in real life in my experience, even if it doesn't push this message as much as films and TV have in the past. But for the people like me who can relate to Euphoria, and there are a lot of us, who can watch it and think 'thats me'... This show means everything. It's the first TV series I've ever seen that takes relatable characters who seem to have it all and shows you that in fact, they don't. There are no villains in this show, just real people who are scared of being hurt. For me, only 4 episodes in, watching this series has already been life changing... I'm now less inclined to look at someone else and wish I had their perfect life, because watching this, for the first time I've realised no ones life is perfect.
  • May 20, 2020
    Two of the episodes were mind boggling and took my breath away. I'm euphoric about Euphoria.
  • May 18, 2020
    Actualmente mi serie fav. <3
  • May 09, 2020
    Like the title says it this show is euphoric to watch. Amazing actors, magnificent production design, gorgeous soundtrack and gripping story line this show has it all. Trigger warning for violence, drug abuse and strong sexual content.
  • May 09, 2020
    The show is addictive - mostly because is plays to the addiction to supernormal stimuli that currently plagues society.
  • May 01, 2020
    Euphoria is doing something that many other tv teen series tried to do in the past - deliver some good drama and gasp-worthy plot twist, showcasing the ups and downs of adolescence with its own unique and over the top aesthetic. No one or nothing is a simple filler in this beautifully crafted flawed tale.
  • Apr 29, 2020
    Amazing. I loved how explicit it was with its subject matter.

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