Review of Euphoria

Sundays, 10:00 PM ET on HBO

60 minutes

Follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.
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by me2011
Jun 29, 2019 6:59PM EDT
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Yikes! This show is equally good as it is bad. As a 45 year old woman there are things about sexuality in this show that I only learned about within the last decade and suffice it to say that it is disheartening to know that teenagers today are exposed to most of the things presented in this show from the time they hit puberty. I just don't think they are emotionally and psychologically equipped to deal with the stuff presented in the show.

Yes, I know it is a TV show, but if you only turn on the news you see that teenagers in the real world do the same things. When I was a teenager, not so long ago, life wasn't like that. This is a result of technology, from Facebook and constantly texting to access to Pornhub, the access to tech at a young age without any knowledge of the face to face alternative, human connection among the younger generations is dwindling while anxiety, depression and suicide among them is increasing.

The show is not trying to be edgy or controversial, I think the intention is to shed some light on what is already happening to the younger generations and how the access to tech helps to make it so easy for them t stray further down that wrong path. For us older generations who grew up without tech, we can do both, but these kids would die without their phones and their whole self image is wrapped up in what others think of them on social media. Ugh...

And I should add that this show is filled with triggers for anyone who has or knows someone who: uses/abuses drugs; has suicidal thoughts; survived a suicide attempt; lost a loved one to suicide; was a victim of sexual assault or rape; was a victim of physical abuse; was a victim of psychological or emotional abuse by parents or a romantic partner. Suffice it to say, this is not your average show about teenagers.

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Jul 8, 2019 12:16PM EDT

Lovely review!

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Jul 10, 2019 3:13AM EDT

Thank you :)

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