On June 4, HBO Max premiered the first episode of the series. the idolone of the productions of the platform streaming most anticipated this year not only because of the promising plot that was shown in the previews, but also because it stars Lily-Rose Depp and the singer The Weeknd.
Precisely, of the latter, there were high expectations regarding his participation in said project of the Warner brothers’ platform, since it is his debut in the world of acting. However, after the premiere of the series, critics did not wait, as both fans as experts they were not very convinced with his performance.
The first impressions of the idol They weren’t very good and they got a lot of negative comments, especially for the interpreter of B.border lightswho was not the most praised for his interpretation of Tedros, since most of the users assure that his performance is so bad that it is even damaging the image they have of him as a singer.
Among all the criticism that the first look at the series by Sam Levinson, creator of EuphoriaAlso noteworthy is that of users who state that far from showing the life of a young woman who falls in love with the leader of a modern sect in her dream of becoming a superstar, making the series somewhat controversial, they managed to turn the plot around. ironic, since, in their eagerness to shock the audience, they have filled the scenes with nudity and excessive inappropriate sex, making their performances look hypersexualized.
Although many say that Johnny Depp’s daughter has managed to captivate the public with her brilliant portrayal of Jocelyn, that will not save the series from critics, who consider that they should improve the focus of the plot, but, above all, that The Weeknd improves his performance, since he lacks more intention when playing Tedros.
For now, we will have to wait what new impressions are generated by the following chapters of The Idol, Broadcast on the HBO Max platform, which with only one chapter released has generated controversy and strong comments regarding the erotic handling of its plot and the poor performance of its cast that, if it does not improve, will continue to be attacked on networks.