HBO’s “Euphoria” is a masterpiece
HBO’s television show Euphoria explores teenagers from different backgrounds and how they handle their lives. The show follows Rue (Zendaya) as she navigates life after recovering from a drug overdose. The shows aesthetically pleasing scenes are unlike any ever seen before in a television show. The director Sam Levinson does a great job of depicting teenagers in this beautiful masterpiece.
People were reluctant as the main character was once a Disney star. It’s commonly said that people who star on Disney shows have trouble ditching the image but Zendaya proved that wrong. Before I started watching the show, I thought it would be yet another teen television show about depression, anxiety, drugs and alcohol. However, this show was different. It explored a deeper side that most directors fail to portray: the story behind addiction and how the people around you can really make a difference.
The story behind Rue is dark and heartwarming, but it’s not just about her. It follows her friends and how they deal with relationships and love. Teenage relationships are always difficult topics. Teenagers Maddie (Alexa Demie) and Nate (Jacob Elordi) are a typical couple. They repeat the process of fighting, breaking up and getting back together. Although it is an abusive relationship, Maddie doesn’t see it that way and stays with him. The show then goes on to explore other topics involving drugs, love and self-image.
The director is currently in the process of writing the new season. The date has yet to be released but it should be around the time the first season released.