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Eric Dane goes raw and authentic in ‘Euphoria’

Teddy Hans

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Fri, July 5, 2019  /  05:41 pm
Eric Dane goes raw and authentic in ‘Euphoria’

Raw: Actor Eric Dane poses during a photo session in Paris. Dane stars as Cal Jacobs in HBO’s newest show 'Euphoria'. (Agence France-Presse/Martin Bureau)

HBO’s newest show Euphoria unabashedly explores the teenage years by testing the boundaries of a notoriously unrestricted network. For decades, television has been showing the struggle of making it through high school from multiple angles. The only thing that saves that specific motif from becoming a hackneyed cliché is nuance. The modern depiction of what it’s like to be a teenager has grown noticeably darker, and this is because it is being told honestly. No, not every teenager grows up battling addiction or fighting off depression, but people now seem to realize the importance of telling the stories of those who do. Euphoria shows sex, drugs, mental health and a plethora of other aspects of a teenager’s chaotic life in their raw and naked form. Eric Dane stars as Cal Jacobs, the father of Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), and a controlling father ...