‘The Idol’ Premieres to Disappointing Reviews on HBO

HBO’s latest show, The Idol, generated a lot of buzz prior to its release. However, it has received negative reviews following the airing of its pilot episode.

The Idol has a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, even though it got a 25-minute standing ovation at its screening in Cannes in 2023.

RollingStone published a story about the show that talked about how toxic the work environment was behind the scenes and how the graphic content and sexual scenes were like a “darker, crazier, and more risqué version” of Euphoria.

Co-creators of “Euphoria,” Sam Levinson, Reza Fahim, and Abel Tesfaye (also known as “The Weeknd”) are in charge, and the group is full of stars like Lily-Rose Depp, The Weeknd, Jennie Kim, and Suzanna Son.

The first episode of The Idol came out on June 4. The next shows, which had names like “Double Fantasy,” “Daybreak,” and so on, came out on June 11, June 18, June 25, and July 2. On July 9, the last six shows of the first season will be shown.

The show follows pop star Jocelyn, played by Lily-Rose Depp, as she deals with the death of her mother and has a mental break that causes her tour to be canceled. Jocelyn gets into a complicated and dark relationship with a man named Tedros, who The Weeknd plays. Notably, this is the first time BLACKPINK star Jennie has been on TV.