Euphoria: Season 1 (2019)

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Euphoria

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 68

78%

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User Ratings: 312

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 16, 2019
2
Air date: Jun 23, 2019
3
Air date: Jun 30, 2019
4
Air date: Jul 7, 2019
5
Air date: Jul 14, 2019
6
Air date: Jul 21, 2019
8
Air date: Aug 4, 2019

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Cast

Zendaya
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 (68) | Top Critics (24)

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…
Top Critic

Euphoria wants to be honest and cool AF with character arcs built around its taboos, but while it has plenty of inspired visuals, those values don't make for durable storytelling once you get to know the show at its core.

Jun 14, 2019 | Full Review…

At heart "Euphoria" is addictive rubberneck TV that won't let you look away from the car wreck of today's youth.

Jun 14, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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"Euphoria" is craftily designed to appeal to a specific cohort only, and is filled with the sublingual forms of expression so specific to this cohort.

Jun 11, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Euphoria relies too often on shock value as a substitute for substance.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

[Euphoria] feels like a slightly voyeuristic exercise trying way too hard to be down with the kids.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Vivid and vicious but genuine, with standout performances all around, the series stands out from the pack of dark teen fare. With a dash of soapy twists and final-scene revelations, Euphoria will keep you coming back for another dose.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

A narrative like Euphoria that puts it all out there with such rawness, vulnerability, and honesty on so many levels really would have made a difference to how I saw myself and my peers.

Jul 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Euphoria: Season 1

  • 5h ago
    I heard this show was good and produced by Drake so I had so watch it. It has very intense scene's but overall I love it and it just makes you want to keep watching!!! I love it.
  • 16h ago
    This show is an amazing look at what it is like in the teen world!! its so fucking good
  • 21h ago
    Basically, it's the 90's version of "Kids" but without the threat of AIDS looming over their heads. To say that it's superfluous in its message is an understatement– it will remind you over and over again about it's theme. It's a show that gives it's characters all of the wrong messages and the wrong advice to bring us scenes like a girl OD'ing or a black guy choking a white girl during sex because he thinks that's what guys are supposed do to women when they have sex. It's supposed to be shocking and jaw dropping which is what HBO has always been known for ever since Real Sex and Taxicab Confessions. Euphoria will also trigger some folks as well but for those that do want to watch the underdeveloped long term planning of the teenage mind play out, this is definitely the show to watch...until they're no longer teenagers anymore.
  • 2d ago
    Euphoria is a show that depicts what it is like in high school when you may not feel like you belong. Having gone through many things seen in the story arcs in this show, I feel like it provides representation for those who have gone through (or continue to go through) similar experiences. The show is raw and honest, definitely not for the faint of heart.
  • 2d ago
    It's boring it's trying to get me to feel bad for or sympathize with middle class and rich kids doing drugs who have everything. It thinks that doing drugs,beating up gay people, and mental health is shocking and it relies to much on that. Maybe it would have worked in the early 2000's but in this day and age it just seems like a try hard show with nothing new to offer and a bad story to tell.
  • 2d ago
    Each episode somehow gets better, with the young cast continually bringing their A-game in their scenes. The scripts are tight and balance the humor of teenage life with the horrors in a way that has never been so honest or real.
  • 2d ago
    The aesthetics narrowly surpasses its unwatchable crudeness. that being said, I think it's a pretty accurate depiction of the current social scene.
  • 2d ago
    An absolute show runner for award season. Zendaya is brilliant. This show is smart, honest and captiv
  • 3d ago
    Slow, boring and try's to hard
  • 3d ago
    "Euphoria" represents qualities of childhood youth that most do not get to see. The show contracts the vividness and uniqueness of what youth of a teenager is like. The stunning visuals and lighting in the show make it even more brilliant. The acting is superb, as is the writing and casting.

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