Euphoria is a provocative new television series that was created by Sam Levinson and premiered on HBO on June 16, 2019. It is based on the Israeli miniseries of the same name. The protagonist of this series is Rue Bennett, who is played by the former Disney Channel star, Zendaya. Rue is 17 years-old who is struggling with drug addiction.
Euphoria portrays a dark picture of what it is like to be a teenager in 2019. It graphically depicts sex, drugs, and nudity as facts of everyday life. It can be difficult to watch. Episode 2, in particular, has a locker room scene that depicts a lot of penises.
Dick pics and nude photos are portrayed as a normal part of the online activities of teenagers, and at one point Rue says, “I know your generation relied on flowers and your father’s permission, but it’s 2019 and unless you’re Amish, nudes are the currency of love.”
Despite the disturbing content, the photography is visually appealing, and many reviewers report getting caught up in the story in spite of themselves. Many reviewers are not sure whether or not provocative nature of the show is gratuitous, or whether it actually does depict the reality that modern teenagers live in. Jen Chaney in her review of this show for Vulture says, “That’s the kind of argument that will cause the parents of teens or soon-to-be teens to have a stroke, assuming they can get through even half an episode of Euphoria without having one.”
Even so, the overall reviews of Euphoria are quite positive, and it received an aggregate score of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. There is currently one season available, with eight episodes. It is too soon to know if there will be a Season 2.
Will Euphoria be coming to Netflix? Where to Stream and Watch
Unfortunately, Euphoria will not be coming to Netflix in the U.S. or any other region.
Euphoria is a show created for HBO, and Netflix and HBO are arch-rivals in the streaming industry. Indeed, in the early days of Netflix, HBO vowed that it would never release any of its content there. This means that you will probably never be able to see Euphoria on Netflix. There was a time that HBO did release some of its content to Amazon Prime, but those days are no more.
HBO has its own streaming service, HBO Now, which has a one-week free trial and costs $14.99 after that. An HBO add-on to Hulu or Amazon Prime Video will cost you the same amount.
Similar Shows on Netflix
While Euphoria will not be coming to Netflix, there are shows about teenage life that you may enjoy. A couple of them are:
- Trinkets – this is a Netflix Original series about a teenager who is dealing with grief that makes connections with two of her classmates who are in the same Shoplifters Anonymous group.
- When They See Us – this is a Netflix Original Limited Series based on a true story about the Central Park Five, five teenagers who are falsely accused of a brutal attack.
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