Hello, My Movievaures! I’m very excited to be back with Euphoria Season 2 review! You probably didn’t miss the excitement around this new season released last month. Everyone in the US was talking about it online and the actors’ Instagram kept cultivating everyone’s curiosity each week. I was obsessed with this show when it first aired in 2019 and I had huge expectations for season 2. So, was it as good as the previous one? Let’s get into it!
In continuation with the season 1 finale, we follow the same group of teenagers in their struggles, addiction, and broken hearts. Rue is back again on drugs after being left by Jules at the train station. Nate and Maddy have once again broken up. Cassie is in the middle of a psychological breakdown because she is single. Kat seems to have it all but is not happy anymore and Lexie keeps being a spectator to all of this.
There are some new additions to this now-iconic crew: Elliot, a new student who can seem like the bad guy by being an accomplice in Rue’s addiction while developing some complicated feelings for her and Jules. Fay, on the other side, has little interaction with the main characters except for Fezco, as she gets involved in his life after the murder in season 1. But the most radical change might be the focus given to Lexie’s point of view, mainly by the end of this season.
It is always amazing to watch Zendaya in this role and she once again took our breath away during a drug intervention scene. However, what surprises me the most with Euphoria is the fact that each one of the characters has something to bring to the table. They are all fucked up in a certain way that allows them to be endearing and creates some kind of closeness with the viewers, even those who are not teenagers anymore.
This season manages to keep building the already know relationships while uncovering new ones. My favorite triangle was clearly the one between Nate, Maddy and Cassie; the most unhealthy and full of drama interactions from all the series. The stress Cassie felt for most of the episodes, hiding her secret to Maddy while fulfilling her need of being loved was amazingly portrayed both by the actors and the staging.
In short, Euphoria season 2 is even more intense and emotional than before. The way each episode is filmed and staged brings a lot to the artistic touch that Sam Levison wanted to portray for these complicated characters. The balance between what seems like futile teenage issues and tragedies is perfect, allowing the viewers to fully experience those powerful feelings of love, disappointment, regret and vengeance.
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