EUPHORIA Special 1 – Rue!
GOOD FUCKIN TELEVISION!
That’s what Euphoria is!
I had literally forgot how so good this show was for a minute or two there! My mind has been set straight again with this first Special of the two that will hold us up until Season 2 hits next year!
Yes, there is a second season!!!
But before we get to that, and before we even try to think of who the next Special will be centred around, let’s talk this academy awards winning special (It frikkin better be!!!) episode that all but took place in one setting and all but with two characters talking for almost an hour (Rue and Ali).
I literally had to check every time keeper in my radius when the credits hit because I just couldn’t believe that it was over! I doubted it was the usual length given how fast the episode went by but no matter how hard I look it still said the episode was 57 minutes and all the clocks were telling the same time!
It is so good!
Now this is television! And of course HBO is the one to deliver such content! Unparalleled they are, those masters at the craft! Seriously, I can go on and on praising this episode and the amazing talent the actors brought but that’s not why we are here!
I’m going to start by saying that I came into this for the gay but I stayed for the plot and acting! In fact the episode started that way! It’s almost like it was perfectly executed with purpose that way!
The beginning is mere perfection! It’s the description of the Twilight Zone because as soon as you begin you are instantly questioning your sanity because what we see in not what anyone expected – Not anyone who watched the 1st season through anyway!
Our girls Rue and Jules so did not end on the side of the universe where the beginning of this special would be their current status in life!! And of course that was what it was – a fantasy so grand that only Enchantress has the power to conjure it (a la Harley and Joker having a family in Suicide Squad)! But apparently there is a power that is as powerful in our world!
Drugs are not to be trifled with people!
Because that’s what it all was – A fantasy only a high Rue could have conjured up! But goddamn if it wasn’t frikkin perfect!
Rue and Jules living the New York life! Rue waking a sleeping Jules up with a shower of kisses! The two showing so much love that were it a thing that required balance everyone else in the world would have been miserable because these two had all the love in the world to themselves!
Like, it has been a long time since I was jealous of a fictional love, I kid you not! These opening minutes were the description passionate love that I have ever encountered! Like, I don’t even know how many times they kissed! Definitely more times than they did in the whole 1st season!
Rue pulling the Jules from S1 with the kiss showers on her face, Jules doing it to Rue too after she is dressed, Rue kissing Jules so hard that her hair got glued to Rue’s lips, Rue sneak-attack back-hugging Jules in the bathroom, they two having a distant through the glass eye sex after Rue just lies there on the bed admiring her girl, the two just standing there worshipping each other as they stare lovingly in each other’s eyes, the loving goodbye kiss that was oh so possessive…
That opening was so perfect that no matter what happened afterwards it was bound to balance out the whole episode to Level Awesome no matter what! And to many of you it will make you forgive what follows if you have a problem with basically the rest of the episode being two characters just talking about their issues and life!
I of course loved that part but I have to confess, that opening sky-rocketed the episode to God-tier Levels of awesomeness! Literally those few minutes of Rules balanced out all the slowness that followed! Nay, I should say the slowness brought us back from the high that was the opening sequence!
Good! Fuckin! Television!
In case you missed it, here’s a vid of them from S1…