The Idol is among the most talked about titles of the moment, and even its score on Rotten Tomatoes is talked about for the peculiar record recorded among the HBO series.
The Idol is undoubtedly one of the hot titles of the moment, and not only for the hot scenes of which the HBO series seems full. Indeed, it is the reaction of the critics to the preview of the show presented at the Cannes Film Festival that is causing a lot of talk, especially considering its score on Rotten Tomatoesand the record that would have resulted.
It is indeed Comicbook to report that, until a few hours ago, the HBO series The Idol, conceived by the creator of Euphoria Sam Levinson, had a measly 9% rating on the popular review aggregator site, thus making it the only series in the history of HBO to fall below 10% critical acclaim, as well as the lowest-rated original ever.
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However, heading to the site now, as of this writing, The Idol’s score appears to be slightly more, falling into, at least, the realm of double-digit scores, clocking in at 17% in the “All Critics” and a 14% in the category “Top Critics“.
What they say about The Idol
Among the negative judgments reported by Comicbook, are phrases like “How can a show with so much nudity, sex and erotica be so bland?” (Collider) o “Much worse than you might think(Rolling Stone), while Vanity Fair appears to be among the few who have promoted The Idol (“The Idol offers enough good old-fashioned entertainment to balance all those imperious frills and thematic ambitions it displays with such bravado“).
Stars of The Idol include “The Weeknd” Abel Tesfaye, Lily-Rose Depp, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennott, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Dean, Hari Nef, Ramsey, Hank Azaria and Blackpink member Jennie Ruby Jane.