Here are 5 shows to watch if you loved Euphoria
As the drama-filled and much-awaited second season of Euphoria, on Disney+ Hotstar, has come to an end, fans will miss the mayhem, makeup, and music. But wipe your glittery tears because while you wait for the third season to drop (god knows when), you can watch other shows that explore teen life.
Gossip Girl (Amazon Prime Video)
If you enjoyed the out-of-control characters on Euphoria, then imagine them with boatloads of money and privilege. That’s what Gossip Girl, the mother of all teen shows, gives you. The show knows how to use the audiences’ voyeuristic tendencies to explore the lives of New York’s super-rich kids. Based on Cecily von Ziegesar’s books, the show is full of wit, juicy entertainment, and relatable yet iconic characters. After all, this show is a cult classic for a reason.
Sex Education (Netflix)
You can’t have a show about teenagers without addressing the elephant in the room — sex. Just like Euphoria, Sex Education addresses society’s changing perceptions of sexuality and intimacy. Following the lives of various students at a fictional school in the UK, the show focuses on topics you’ll relate to. With diverse representation, this show will make you laugh, cry, and think. One might even argue that Sex Education is a superior show to Euphoria. Give it a shot, and maybe you’ll discover a few things about yourself.
Normal People (Lionsgate Play)
If Rue and Jules’ relationship has left you wanting more content that encapsulates the highs and lows of first love, then Normal People is the show for you. Based on Sally Rooney’s book, the show follows Marianne and Connell and their relationship, from secondary school to college. Exploring intimacy, adulthood, class, and giving young romance the weight it deserves, this show will pull on your heartstrings. The show is has garnered significant critical acclaim since its release.
If you thought the goings-on in Euphoria was dark and twisted, wait till you watch the Spanish teen thriller Elite. When three scholarship students enrol in a swanky private school for the uber-rich, bloody chaos ensues. Apart from the intrigue and thrill, the show is diverse and touches upon themes related to sexuality, religion, and wealth. With a brilliant cast portraying characters that feel like flesh-and-blood individuals, the show will have you by the edge of your seat.
On a more serious note, if you’ve enjoyed Euphoria’s empathetic take on substance abuse, you shouldn’t miss out on Snowfall. Set in 1980s L.A., during the gruesome crack epidemic, the show follows various characters with intersecting lives. The characters are embroiled in a struggle for power and wealth, with 20-year-old drug dealer Franklin Saint at the helm. With a gripping plot, attention to detail, and a unique vibe, this show will transport you to another time.
Before you go online and rant about missing Euphoria, make sure to watch these shows first.