Euphoria (2019) - Drama

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A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex and violence.

IMDB: 8.4
Stars: Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney
Length: 55 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 47 out of 466 found boring (10.08%)

One-line Reviews (177)

Brilliant and visually stunning .

Without giving to much away the show deals with many aspects of addiction, being true to yourself, coming to terms with your identity, coming of age.

The acting is mostly great, cinematography is stunning, just like the music.

It's a waste of time and if u wish to watch the original...

The cinematography is breathtaking, the soundtrack is entirely fitting (Labrinth's original tracks are a stand-out), and the entire cast of young actors are amazing.

Euphoria is devoid of anything even remotely funny or entertaining.

It's a very deep show and worth the watch.

Disturbing, intriguing, compelling and yet downright entertaining !!.

Don´t get me wrong though, it is funny and highly enjoyable even if it is dark.

Only recently finished watching euphoria, but I cannot stop thinking about it- honestly one of the most gripping, emotive and visually incredible shows I have ever watched.

Every episode was so enjoyable , so relatable .

Overall, I'll watch next season, as it was pretty engaging.

Everyone is beautiful, the cinematography is sometimes stunning, the girls apparently spend twelve hours a day watching youtube make-up tutorials, and everyone is having lots of sex (trivia: something like 20% of teens are having 90% of teen sex; none of the other 80% are in this series).

It's very entertaining and easy to get invested in.

behold life, love, longing, heartache, joy, struggle and the unbearable lightness of being.

After that it is a compete waste of time.

However, I enjoyed it and believe it is necessary to be shown on TV, especially in today's society.

It's a waste of time.

Even their parents have story arcs that are intense in relation to them.

Propaganda For A Cult .

I was actually looking forward to this, but the desperate need to shock me (with no effect what so ever, because it's unbelievable over the top) gets a little boring in the end.

Also the soundtrack is absolutely stunning with wonderful scores from Labyrinth and the acting range from these young actors is INTENSE.

She always looks confused and like she's reading cue cards every time she says her lines, her emotional scenes feel fake and insanely flat, her facial expressions are limited to a blank look on her face and being confused, her physicality is so wooden and robotic, and she always seems so bored.

It's very entertaining.

Just more 12 Step propaganda amidst a bunch of trying way too hard to get over via shock value.

It's a very enjoyable watch and I'd still recommend it!

so, so bland .

For every nuanced portrayal of a character there is, there is also an equally boring melodramatic side plot that feels ripped outta ten different movies.

I have to give props to the DP and Visual Directors for making a show that could have looked dull, really vibrant and impressive.

The crew behind this decided to go above and beyond to tell a relatable tale of Coming of Age and Addiction.

When I came across Euphoria, I really wasn't sure what to expect, I had a read a synopsis and it sounded intriguing so I gave it go.

This is a story that rarely relates to reality, so after watching it you feel like you've eaten empty calories.

And just when you think you might have a sliver of empathy for somebody, the director will dump you right back in the real world with a 4 minute long tracking shot that ruins any sense of being immersed in the world of Euphoria.

Pretentious, obnoxious cliche degeneracy.

I can see how people would find it entertaining if they were fortunate not be exposed to this type of life.

The story line is pure cliche, characters are stereotyped for easy-going story.

Intense, relatable, and compelling.

And the ambiance is great, all of the different color lighting and camera angles really make this a very entertaining show to watch.

Unfortunately, we're so desensitized that it just comes of as boring.

The rest is basic and boring.

Perfect acting, amazing directing, stunning cinematography and an addicting story...

cliche, one-dimensional with some paint-by-numbers illusion of depth, and gratuitous shock with no real payoff or substance.

and they pull off some intense moments.

It seems pointless to the propulsion of the plot.

Quite simply it's DeGrassi Junior High with a bigger budget and a tedious amount of sex and drugs.

Every character is interesting, story is amazing, and the cinematography is fantastic (not a surprise since it's an A24 production), worth the watch for sure

The lighting is absolutely stunning.

Pretentious drivel .

Mostly contrived nonsense.

Propaganda .

Well, it is of course a bit confusing for them.

It dragged on as the writers obviously ran out of time and ideas.

Confused but Enjoyable .

I was frequently bored whilst sitting through episodes and I cannot be bothered to finish the last two episodes.

Overall, It's safe to say that is a shame how a potencial good series can be so poor when in comes to content, and become a boring and repetitive show, whit an extreme need to show nudity and using of drugs, when the real necessary thing is to develop it's own story.

Once you get past the shock value, the characters are rather flimsy, the plot lacks coherent direction, and the message is confusing.

The show is truly addictive and intense in a way.

Though this series tells a beautiful story and is visually stunning, it over exaggerates all aspects of high school and social interaction, so much so to the point it's hard to believe.

The best way I can describe this show is an rollercoaster there are very high ups and usually equally low downs, but over all it is fun and entertaining, and unlike a rollercoaster it can be very touching and sad.

Intriguing, exciting and real .

Like most first seasons of a show, the season starts slow, and ends up getting a little bit of steam by the end.

Euphoria has a pull that makes it too intriguing to ignore.

The storylines are deep, intense and raw.

Enjoyable .

To wrap this up, in short, what makes this show undesirable at least for me is that the actual high points of this show; the truly stunning visuals, cinematography, directing and overall impressive production are completely being wasted on a show with a terrible concept/ premise and lack-lustre screenwriting...

Zendaya is a very special young woman that is so enjoyable to watch.

The way this is filmed is absolutely stunning!

There are times this is absolutely gripping.

uhm, You Will Feel Empty-!?

engaging, shallow sometimes funny .

Boring and stupid .

I was starting to feel a bit bored at the beggining, feeling like 'another series about drugs, depression, sexuality and bla bla bla, that won't had nothing new', and Boy.. was I wrong.

This is only elevated by the engaging central performance by Zendaya and many other standouts like Nika King, Alexa Demie, and Eric Dane to name a few.

Again, that is fine and a very enjoyable watch!

This show is visually stunning, it's like nothing I've ever seen before

Really intense.

stunning series.


Instead of this show being a coming of age story they made it into a drama that glamorized really harmful behaviors and sexualized teenagers instead of having them go to therapy.

The storyline tends to jump all over the place - however this is what keeps it exciting and stimulating, which even adds to the underlying theme of drug addiction.

I would like to sum up the show as visually stunning.

Characters have no depths, and pointless nudity Zendaya sex scence was the ridiculous one I have ever seen.

Fascinating and addicting .

Each breathe life into their characters as they guide the show's compelling story (aided by beautifully crafted visuals) with deliberate, careful nuance.

the show is entertaining.

overall, I think it is worth watching, I also think that there are some definite problems with it.

So addicting and entertaining

The story telling skills used is so foreign but exciting!

It's BRILLIANTLY acted, directed, written and the visuals are absolutely stunning.

It is visually stunning, a feast for the eyes, ears and makes (at least me) feel all sorts of feels.

As for the "edgy" for no reason accusations, I can definitively say that each "edgy" storyline correlates with an event in my own life or an someone I know's life: spreading nude pics/videos, hooking up with older strangers through apps, drug dependency, abuse, toxic relationships, ugly parent-child relationships, body image issues, self-hate depression & anxiety, and intense repression, and police investigations.

If it's entertaining and high quality (which it is) then you'll probably enjoy it.

The initial awe the first few episodes brought were later replaced with boredom and a bit of anger.

Most of the episodes are really good and intriguing.

) whilst that shot is stunning, with all the glitter and colour scheme in the background, it can be seen as beautiful rather than how it's actually affecting her.

It gives us great visuals, a gripping story filled with so many topics where most tv shows would fail to bring these all so perfectly together.

And I have to mention the great thing (probably the only) about the show is the unique way of filming, visually it looks stunning and very different from any other show i've seen.

The editing is really good, however the storyline and characters are a bit bland.

It's easy to admit that Euphoria has stunning visuals and tunes - each episode is a feast for those that like to look and listen.

As I see it,the initial innovative ideas were replaced wtih pointless and unwanted drama.

Cliche, weak storyline and a lot of vulgarity .

Constantly moving from one dark and pointless montage to the next ,the cinematography was dreadful.

Honestly boring and over hyped.

Also, I completely support sex workers, so with that being said, this 16 yr old engaging with sex work is ILLEGAL so it should not be glamorized at all.

Even worse, coming from HBO, network capable of producing controversial, on the edge masterpieces.


Just breathtaking.

This show is raw and shocking, I agree that the shock is there partly for the pure value of it, but this is one hell of a compelling show.

It's a really fun series, and for all it's over-the-top ridiculousness, it also captures a lot of the sadness, confusion, and isolation of being a teenager.

Granted the first episode was slow and a bit hard to watch, the plot was strange, and I thought it was more about how they can shock the audience with nudity and sex scenes.

The cinematography is breathtaking.

In brief found the story line true to life, gritty & intense.

It all felt way too derivative and predictable.

Aside from that this does not reflect any high school or any high school students other than possibly the rare occurrence of the prep school, bored, too much time on their hands, daddy-doesn't-love-me-enough of the rich, like Sam Levinson, the son of a famous writer / director.

Euphoria is Stunning .

Really the only good thing about this show is the directing, it's bold, intense and just generally some of the best work I've seen.

I know it's a little bit too cliched and a bit too overwhelming and virtuoso, but seeing these amazing cinematography, amazing direction, amazing actors and soundtrack and editing, I just can't help myself but fall in love with this show, because it's DIFFERENT from other YA movies and shows, it's special, not because of its controversial materials, not because of its stereotypical story and characters (especially the cliched pool party), but it's the way of storytelling that makes it intriguing for me, and it's also unique enough to stand out from the other YA shows.

Worth the watch.

Fascinating .

I need a new show to watch and this is entertaining enough !

100% Worth Watching, Even if You're Unsure at First .

Other than that, it's a total waste of time to watch

Too many dark themes made this unwatchable for me, I didnt get far before quiting.


The ending was also extremely disjointed and strange...

I think that I didn't really got anything from it, it was just a waste of my time.

I loved the show when it was mainly about Rue, but it soon took a turn in another direction when they tried to deepen the other very bland and cliché characters who grew even more generic with this deepening.

You feel immersed in the story with all the special effects.

It has a few pacing issues, as well as confusing timelines in every episode which aren't fully explored nor explained.

Amazing production, the acting was superb the soundtrack was great and the artistry and fashion was stunning.

One of the most intriguing hbo shows in a while .

The editing and acting are great, but the story is choppy and a little boring.

But the young actors rain compelling, and I would predict this show will garner more nominations for HBO, particularly Mr. Levinson who handles all of this with confidence and that of a master.

A complex, compelling & bold drama depicting today's youth generation at their most raw .

With fascinating characters and stories that feel genuine about characters that are three dimensional, this show finds a comfortable place in your mind for weeks after you have finished it.

His story was a bit uninteresting to me in comparison with all the insanity of the other characters, his girlfriend included.

This series had potential as a gritty yet entertaining updating of the depiction of teens' lives.

Intense, dramatic, funny, thought provoking.

The visuals - amazing, 10/10, in fact, Euphoria is the most visually stunning show I've ever seen.

Intense, dazzling, contemplative and unashamedly raw .

Entertaining .

Euphoria is a frightening and necessary analysis of human behavior through the eye of Gen Z High School students on the edge .

The videography is stunning.

The characters are somewhat relatable to me (although I didn't experience their issues and culture until college), and there's some moving and gripping scenes that will have you on edge.

If u only watch the first two episodes, u may get bored of the cliches of drugs and sex.

Read a book or something else more productive with your life than watch this trite

The narration tries to be creative but ends up confusing the average viewer breaking completely the almost nonexisting storytelling.

Overall, if you are in for a very likeable cast and stunning visuals/cinematography in a show with dark themes, this show is for you.

The series is enjoyable and real.


It was a little too fast paced for me at first because I had to read the subtitles at the same time.

Without a doubt the show sensationalizes the high school experience to a ridiculous degree, but I can look past that and enjoy many of the genuinely stunning moments that this show offers.

I cannot wait for season 2, hope it's as good as season 1 and I highly recommend it, a definite must see.

mix that with a slow beginning, and you've turned off most of your potential viewers.

Having said all that there are some fascinating and bizarre characters that keep things morbidly watchable for 8 episodes.

Overall though, the characters are uninspiring and boring.

The soundtrack is fresh & often delightfully unexpected.

Visually stunning and probably the best cinematography ever done.

The storytelling here is predictable...

The season also ended in a way that can make a season 2 just as intense as the first one.

The central character - Rue - is the main cause of the problem, coming across as superficial, self-absorbed and pretentious.

You will only waste your time If you wait for a story with good development and outcome.

a horrible boring show i do not recommend you'd watch...

Cliches spiced with porn and drugs, pretentious and cheap.

Gripping, funny, beautiful .

Because in this weird and confusing time It's deffenetly what people need.

Occasionally the series lives up to its promise, with a few stories that are quite interesting and engaging.

First of all.. breathtaking cinematography!

However, for the most part it is quite dull and unengaging.

When I watched it I was so bored and mostly on my phone.

Starting with the make up, every make up look- even when it wasn't loud, was unique and absolutely stunning.

It's an experience like no other for all age groups, especially if you're a teen, relating yourself to the characters on one or more stuffs so disturbing to you and one you struggle withIts depiction of issues is graphic, brutal and honest in a good wayIts acting performance is mind-blowing, crystal clear and muddy at the same time in a so talented wayIts storyline and characters developments deep and award worthyIts musical score and soundtracks wonderful, whiplashing and smooth as doves to the ears at the same timeIts cinematography and shooting gorgeous and up to the pointThat's not a series to review with hundreds words, making the feel of it dull and useless in the process.

I think most reviews totally missed the real intriguing aspect of Euphoria.

Though the depictions of modern high school life is very over exaggerated, it was still a very enjoyable Pilot episode.

I really liked the beginning of the series but by the third episode it started to feel shallow, repetitive & cliched.

The impressive cast made it even more addictive, by watching Zendaya laughing and cry could be so entertaining and moving, She is on her way to the best actress for next Emmy award!

Good, but slow.