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Euphoria 2019 / Nihilistic, but so well-made

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A show about teens but hard to imagine it as one for teens. It’s a mostly nihilistic look at the drug problems, self-esteem and body image issues, and online bullying that govern the lives of many teenagers today. So why or who should watch? I don’t know, but I can tell you the plot runs like an impeccably-oiled machine, the acting is out-of-this-world, the music is epic, and if you’re not affected by them, the issues are interesting to discover and discuss. Maybe everyone should watch, or maybe no one, but if you’re looking for a well-made and edgy drama, this is one of the best.

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Rjkolinski
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Rjkolinski

Agree with the staff review 100 percent. This was painful to watch at times – the one thought that comes to mind for me is, how can such young people have such adult problems?? Their world, at least in this world, has truly changed from times past and not necessarily for the better. I love how each episode highlights the background of a different character so that, by the the end, you know everyone’s backstory. Before knowing that backstory, the characters are presented sort of as “in a box” (the slut, the jock, the fat chick, the nerd, etc.) so… Read more »

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