"Euphoria is one of the biggest shows of 2020-2021, but is it really worth all the hype its getting?"
-Triece Kushner --7th grade
Euphoria creator and writer Sam Levinson does a remarkable job of shining a light on the issues and problems teens go through without sugar-coating it. Levinson kept it real and showed us a story through a lens most of us haven’t seen.
On January 24th, 2021, a new episode was released. This was the Jules Special Episode. In this episode, (that happens to be my favorite so far) we learn more about Jules. Hunter Schafer, the actor who plays Jules actually co-wrote this episode. In the episode, we see her deal with her mom, a recovering drug addict and deal with the past trauma of being sent to a mental hospital, and the struggles of truly finding herself. We see her talking about her transition, the pain and addiction of male validation, and the overall issues of being a trans person in today’s society, which as a trans male, I could very much relate to.. It felt amazing to watch a trans character not just have her role being her transition, but to actually have other problems.
In the end scene of the 8th and last episode, “And salt the Earth behind you,” a song performed by Rue, we hear Zendaya’s beautiful voice sing in harmony with Labyrinth’s rustic, mature voice. It really captures the pain Rue goes through.
Overall Euphoria is a fantastic show to watch. I definitely recommend you check it out. So yes, Euphoria is worth the hype!