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: 86

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User Ratings: 790
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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
7
Air date: Jul 28, 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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News & Interviews for Euphoria: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Euphoria Season 1

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (29)

A coming-of-age show caked in glittery hedonism...

Aug 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The promise of the show glints brightest when it feels most originally itself.

Aug 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…
Top Critic

A lot to like here. There is strong acting and a pop-video, heroin-chic sheen to the show's visuals that are as pretty as they are appealingly deviant... But [it] also feels somewhat suffocating as a series, by refusing to be anything but nihilistic.

Aug 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The pilot episode is brilliantly filmed and edited, and brilliantly played, too, by its young cast, especially by former Disney star Zendaya as Rue and by Hunter Schafer as Jules.

Aug 23, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a harrowing, heartbreaking, and often hilarious look at Generation Z that you can't miss.

Sep 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Euphoria takes the cliché high school characters and gives them a multitude of levels. No matter your background and own experience you'll find a character to identify with, some so accurate to real life it's eerie.

Sep 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This bleak, grimy vision of teenage life is another reflection of a long-established maxim - it ain't easy being young.

Aug 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As with genuine adolescence, if you can stick it out until the end, it gets kinda interesting.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

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

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

Audience Reviews for Euphoria: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    TOP FEELS. HUNTER x ZENDAYA <3
  • 4d ago
    This show has beautiful cinematography, it's a shame that it's the only thing holding it together. The plot is mediocre at best and the creators seem to think that the shock factor of certain scenes will make up for it.
  • 5d ago
    simply incredible and worth the hype.
  • Nov 05, 2019
    It's not perfect but I'd defenitley watch it again. And I alo think that it reflects the emotions of the characteres pretty good.
  • Nov 05, 2019
    There's a good show buried underneath all the penises but after three episodes I elected not to continue digging for it. Anyone claiming this show is realistic or relatable is full of crap. It's nonsense sensationalism. It's what Fox News would report is going on if they visited your local high school. Zendaya and Schafer are great, and I would have loved to follow their characters' journeys, but I'm all out of cares for the rest of the sociopathic cast of characters trying to pass for "ordinary teens." I will say, though, the music is on point.
  • Oct 22, 2019
    Its perfect in many aspects: Narrative, photography and cinematography, its soundtrack, makeup, editing. however, the plot takes you on a path towards a specific goal, and then ... it ends. Without explanations or conclusions, thus becoming incomplete work.
  • Oct 21, 2019
    I was truly floored...The cinematography of this series is MASTER work. I found myself truly invested in several characters, Euphoria tackles adolescence respectfully, truly and meaningfully. The show is relatable to just about anyone, this was my show of the year. Zendaya proves 100% that she is a force to be reckoned with...WOW
  • Oct 21, 2019
    one of the most accurate portrayals of drug abuse and depression I've seen in a show recently. I enjoy the raw look into the life of Rue and other teens like her. This show doesn't hold your hand and pretend like everyone is innocent and can do no wrong which is refreshing and somewhat disturbing in a good way. Zendayas performance is captivating and relatable giving her best role in a story so far to me at least.
  • Oct 21, 2019
    Some heavy subject matter, but a PHENOMENAL show! I can't wait for Season 2!
  • Oct 09, 2019
    The show is everything you can hope for from an HBO high school series. It captures the spirit of this generation in an unapologetic - fuck you that's who I am - marvelous way. The acting is fantastic. The casting is spot on. Every scene is like a dream. The show captures the essence of love, lust and lost In the most authentic way possible. I have seen the Israeli show (spoilers ahead)the show is based on. Beside the fact that both of them are fantastic. They are very different. The Israeli show is far more intimate. Rue shares the screen with more cast members - and she's not an addict just a bored girl that try drugs with the group of boys. Kat is there almost identical Faz looks the same but a complete different character. He's a playboy that fucks everything that moves. The drug dealer small boy has A bigger role. And there are characters that maybe they'll bring in the new season Like the lost stoned gay kid. Two friends that one was killed. The nerd that tries drugs for experiment on himself. And it's more about rich and poor teenagers in summer break. Where they're just have sex and experiment in drugs. Anyway it's two brilliant shows .

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