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In the drama series Euphoria, a teenage drug addict navigates a world of potentially life-threatening problems. She leaves rehab and returns to her old ways. Her friends and the other people around her have their own problems, too. The series debuted on HBO. It faced criticism for its unseemly depictions of teens. Rue is a teenager who is bored and impatient, and she's struggling with the demands of adolescence. She's been diagnosed (and maybe misdiagnosed) with various undisclosed mental illnesses, and she's been medicated. But in her ongoing quest for happiness, she makes bad decisions involving sex and drugs. The same goes for all the other teens around Rue. The various other characters allow the series to explore issues of gender identity, violence, and other edgy topics. The series is loosely based on an Israeli series of the same name. The two series differ, however, in that the Israeli series is set in the 90s, while the American series is set in 2019. The series debuted to mixed reviews from critics. Some critics praised the performances of the cast and the way in which the series tackled hot button issues in a frank, edgy way. Other critics were less positive. These critics argued that the series tried too hard to be shocking and edgy. The American series debuted on HBO in the summer of 2019. Its 8-episode first season concluded in August of that year. In July 2019, HBO announced that it had renewed the series for a second season.