HBO‘s explicit teen drama series Euphoria is finally back with its second season, nearly 3 years after its first season debuted in 2019. Season 2 premiered Sunday, January 9, 2022, but unlike most series in today’s world, only one episode drops per week. If you can’t get enough of intense dramas like Euphoria, we have a list of 5 similar shows you can check out and binge.
Who’s in it: Benedetta Porcaroli, Alice Pagani, Riccardo Mandolini, Lorenzo Zurzolo
Synopsis: A coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of Roman high schoolers. Loosely inspired by a true story, the series follows a group of Parioli teenagers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence against the backdrop of forbidden love, family pressures, and shared secrets.
Where to watch: Netflix
Synopsis: The story centers on a group of high school students in Orange County, California who explore their sexuality in a modern world. This tests their deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.
Where to watch: HBO Max, Crave
The first 2 seasons are the “first generation,” followed by the “second generation” in seasons 3 and 4, and the “third generation” in seasons 5 and 6. The 7th and final season centered on 3 first generation characters.
Who’s in the first generation: Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Murray, Dev Patel, Mike Bailey
Who’s in the second generation: Kaya Scodelario, Jack O’Connell, Luke Pasqualino
Who’s in the third generation: Dakota Blue Richards, Freya Mavor, Sean Teale, Jessica Sula
Synopsis: A British teen drama that follows a group of teens in Bristol, South West England.
Where to watch: Hulu
The End of the F***ing World (2017-2019)
Who’s in it: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley
Synopsis: James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.
Where to watch: Netflix
We Are Who We Are (2020 miniseries)
Who’s in it: Jack Dylan Grazer, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Chloë Sevigny, Kid Cudi
Synopsis: Two American teenagers come of age while living on an American military base in Italy.
Where to watch: HBO Max, Hulu, Crave
Euphoria airs Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m ET and is available to stream after on HBO Max.
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