Euphoria episode 2 preview: The first day of school

EuphoriaNext week on Euphoria episode 2, you’re going to see the journey of Rue continue in some surprising ways. This is a show that, at its core, is meant to surprise. It’s meant to show a world and a dark underside of today’s youth that isn’t quite apparent in other products. It’s meant to be shocking and that may be apparent just from the premiere alone. We don’t think that from here on out, there’s going to be pressure to “raise the game” or anything like that. This isn’t the point of this story. Instead, it’s a little bit more about just trying to understand further what motivates Rue and her friends, and what ends up shaping some of these young people.

You can argue that Euphoria is a character study — or, simply a psychological journey. It’s one that is meant to test perceptions and also show how some characters tend to struggle with the setbacks put before them.

Want a few more details? Then take a look at the Euphoria episode 2 synopsis below:

On the first day of school, Rue’s (Zendaya) excited about her new friend, Jules (Hunter Schafer), but struggles to put the past behind her and gets into trouble at Fezco’s (Angus Cloud). Nate (Jacob Elordi) becomes obsessed with Maddy’s (Alexa Demie) hookup, Tyler (Lukas Gage), while trying to get back together with Maddy. Kat (Barbie Ferreira) finds out that a video of her has surfaced online. McKay (Algee Smith) takes the stress of college out on Cassie (Sydney Sweeney).

Just judging from this alone, you can tell that this is going to be a story dealing with a number of issues that young people are taking on today. Take, for example, an obsession that comes from a disconnected culture and also the impact of social-media hacks and leaks. These aren’t quite issues that people dealt with on the same level twenty years ago. There were different problems then but in a digital world, so much more of life becomes based on a public footprint for expression, one that can be accessed and viewed on a regular basis by just about everyone. This show will demonstrate a lot of different themes and ideas, and we only hope that they are presented in a way that makes a reasonable amount of sense.

HBO also has to remember that a lot of viewers of this show could be significantly older than the characters — with that in mind, they also have to find a way to make some of them resonate.

For some more news regarding Euphoria…

Be sure to head over to the link here, as that’s where you can see some of what Zendaya had to say leading up to the premiere episode.

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