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Zendaya stars as Ruby “Rue” Bennett, a teenager living in East Highland who is a recovering drug addict attempting to return to a “normal” life. But, that’s much easier said than done — and it might not even be possible — in Euphoria, a boundary-pushing drama that tackles a whole host of heavy and topical issues.

In addition to Zendaya, Euphoria stars Maude Apatow, Sydney Sweeney, Angus Cloud, Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira, and more. The HBO series, an adaptation of an Isralei series of the same name, was created by Sam Levinson.

  1. Episode 10 Fuck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob
    Euphoria Special Recap: Most Girls In its second, Jules-centric holiday special, the series returns to its ostentatious roots, undercutting the potential of its own story.
  2. Episode 9 Trouble Don’t Last Always
    Euphoria Special Recap: Something More Than Yourself The series’s greatest strengths and weaknesses are revealed in a lo-fi Christmas episode centered on Zendaya’s Rue.
  3. Episode 8 And Salt the Earth Behind You
    Euphoria Season Finale Recap: Guilty or Innocent A bravura final sequence confirms that this show has something meaningful to say about addiction in a completely original storytelling language.
  4. Episode 7 The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed
    Euphoria Recap: Level Up An ambitious episode that attempts to depict both sides of Rue’s bipolar disorder confirms Zendaya as this series’ beating heart.
  5. Episode 6 The Next Episode
    Euphoria Recap: Let It Explode With two episodes left to go in the season, this show is reaching the bottom of its bag of tricks.
  6. Episode 5 Bonnie and Clyde ‘03
    Euphoria Recap: Me and My Boyfriend Everyone’s so desperate to live up to their idea of their imagined selves that they’re willing to endanger their real ones.
  7. Episode 4 Shook One Pt. II
    Euphoria Recap: Cowardly Hearts An episode set over one night at a school carnival is full of visual spectacle and empty teen-drama clichés.
  8. Episode 3 Made You Look
    Euphoria Recap: Terrifying, Horrifying, and Acceptable One thing this series really gets right about its teens is that they’re all mature in one way or another, just not in all of them.
  9. Episodes 1 and 2 Pilot & Stuntin’ Like My Daddy
    Euphoria Recap: A Very Narrow Window of Cool How long can this series churn through shock value before it reaches its quota?
  1. Episode 8 All My Life, My Heart Has Yearned for a Thing I Cannot Name
    Euphoria Season-Finale Recap: Reconciliation A muted finale gives Rue and Lexi an emotionally tidy ending, but leaves everything else dangling for season three to pick back up.
  2. Episode 7 The Theater and It’s Double
    Euphoria Recap: Bad Art Friend At long last, the Lexi episode delivers the much-hyped play we’ve been waiting for all season.
  3. Episode 6 A Thousand Little Trees of Blood
    Euphoria Recap: Uphill Battles Get ready for a whole lot of reckoning.
  4. Episode 5 Stand Still Like the Hummingbird
    Euphoria Recap: Rock Bottom Euphoria restages Good Time with Zendaya in suburbia.
  5. Episode 4 You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can
    Euphoria Recap: Fallout The episode makes some incremental progression for the characters, but it’s largely been a season of all setup and little payoff so far.
  6. Episode 3 Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys
    Euphoria Recap: Navigating a Binary World Rue dabbles in gaslighting and drug-dealing.
  7. Episode 2 Out of Touch
    Euphoria Recap: That Was Awkward Euphoria is juggling not one but two love triangles simultaneously.
  8. Episode 1 Episode 1
    Euphoria Season-Premiere Recap: There’s My Heart The resolution to a two-year Rue and Jules breakup cliffhanger is to … have them get back together again?

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    Sam Levinson Says He Doesn’t ‘Go Back and Rewrite’ DraftsOkay, so that would explain …
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    Nate Jacobs Is Going to the OscarsAnd we’ve never been happier.
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    Does Brian Cox Look Like He’s in Oklahoma!?Performing Sydney Sweeney’s Emmy-deserving breakdown on Kimmel.
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    Zendaya Is Glad You Like Her ‘Little Tiny Toe Dip’ Back Into MusicBut as she’s said before, she had her reasons for stepping away.
  5. the industry
    HBO and SAG-AFTRA Respond to Euphoria Set ReportsThe network says there were no formal complaints about reportedly “hellish” working conditions.
  6. chat room
    Euphoria’s Javon Walton Says Fez Was Supposed to Die“It was on the spot, the writing, like a day before.”
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    Euphoria’s Angus Cloud Recommends a Good Cry“I’ll be having other stuff I want to cry about that I ain’t cried about yet, and then I watch a sad-ass kids’ movie, like Coco or some shit.”
  8. lingering questions
    All the Things We’re Still Waiting for Euphoria to AddressAn unevenly paced season full of dangerous and dramatic moments ended by letting several subplots disappear into the ether.
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    In the Euphoria Finale, Real Life and Our Life CollideLexi’s play is key to everything.
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    Was Tom Holland Actually in Euphoria Season Two?Fans were hoping for a cameo during Lexi’s play.
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