Wish you could watch "Euphoria" without an HBO Max subscription? Simply direct your attention to TikTok. A group of college friends is going viral on the app for recapping every season two episode of the teen drama series, and the videos are chaotic, Emmy-worthy masterpieces. It all started when Belmont University student Rachel Campbell and her friends reenacted standout moments from the "Euphoria" season two premiere for her Snapchat story, and she wound up posting the 19-second clip on TikTok. Thousands of views instantly rolled in, along with dozens of comments like, "I'll be expecting one next week, please and thank you," and, "Do this for every episode please." So, they obliged.
Now it's become a weekly routine: every Sunday evening, Campbell and roughly 15 of her college friends don their finest "Euphoria"-inspired outfits and gather to watch the latest episode together. "During the show, we're always gasping every five seconds because it just has so many shocking moments," she tells POPSUGAR. "We have so many ideas flowing throughout the episode, then after, we have to think about what the big moments were or even weird little details that we noticed." So far, some of those "weird little details" include a close-up of Cassie and Maddy's high heels as they sprint down the hospital hallway with Nate and Rue simultaneously riding her bike and pulling a rolling suitcase. No matter what scenes they highlight, Campbell always sets their videos to Labrinth's "Forever" from the "Euphoria" soundtrack to really set the tone.
The sheer speed with which the group creates each snippet is also worth applauding. From start to finish, it typically takes them about 30 minutes to plan, capture, and post their weekly recaps, Campbell says, which is quite impressive considering the amount of detail included. To date, their videos have cumulatively amassed more than 10 million views, and the comment sections have become "a big chat room of people talking about the episode," according to Campbell. To join in on the fun each Sunday evening, hit Campbell with a follow on TikTok, and catch up on the first four recaps ahead to see her friends put a lighthearted spin on "Euphoria"'s drama-filled second installment.