20 Differences Between Euphoria & The Israeli Show It’s Based On
An Entire Storyline Revolves Around The IDF
There’s been no mention of military service on HBO’s Euphoria, but there’s also no mandatory military conscription in the United States, which might explain the complete erasure of a character from Euphoria‘s source material. National military service is mandatory for Israeli citizens over 18 (provided they’re not Arab or Orthodox), but as The Jerusalem Post reported in 2018, draft evasion has skyrocketed in the past twenty years. The Israeli Euphoria featured an IDF defector who gives advice to our heroes before he’s caught by military police. There’s also a less likable military character who serves as a supervisor at an army boarding school and tries to perform conversion therapy on other characters.