Euphoria has already been the subject of plenty of conversation through one episode, and we got a good feeling that this isn’t going to slow down over the next few weeks. This show will continue to push the envelope and put some difficult subjects on television. Take, for example, next week’s episode 3 (entitled “Made You Look”) showing Kat deciding that she wants to get into a certain webcam business and has her first session doing so. These are people who are young and exploring different parts of themselves — though there could be clear consequences of these choices. Those will make themselves clear, more than likely, sooner rather than later.
For some more news as to what is coming up, check out the official Euphoria episode 3 synopsis:
“…Jules (Hunter Schafer) starts falling for a boy online and asks Rue (Zendaya) to help her take some [revealing photos]. Maddy (Alexa Demie) finds something odd on Nate’s (Jacob Elordi) phone. Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and McKay (Algee Smith) spend the weekend at his school and go to a party at the frat he’s rushing. Rue is confronted about her lies at NA.
While we’re probably making it out as though every single thing in Euphoria is controversial, that’s not actually the case. There’s a lot of different territory explored within the show, whether it be relationships, heartbreak, secrets, and trying to better understand your identity. You may not be able to relate to some of the specific things these characters do, but the idea is that you at least understand the core of some of their struggles.
What we’ve learned since the premiere
Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise, but this is one of the most online-centric audiences that HBO has ever had for a show. According to numbers calculated via THR, about two-thirds of the show’s viewership (as of the Thursday) has come from nonlinear platforms. That shows more than ever the strength of non-traditional viewing and the way that young people are choosing to check out shows these days. It’s not always about sitting down in front of your TV; instead, it’s about watching it on whatever device you happen to have nearby. More than two million people have seen the premiere and while that’s not breaking any records for HBO, it’s enough of a start to take note of it. What we’re more curious in now is how many people choose to stick around with the show in coming weeks. Because the subject matter isn’t for everyone, we wouldn’t be surprised if there are eventually some people who back away … but time will tell with that.
What do you want to see when it comes to Euphoria episode 3, and have you found the series engrossing to date? Share now in the comments. (Photo: HBO.)