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Shirtless Moses Sumney & a Madonna bop can’t save ‘The Idol’ from being HBO’s worst reviewed show ever

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The White Lotus: Sicily, followed by (after a brief holiday break) The Last Of Us, which was immediately succeeded by the bravura final season of Succession.And now we have The Idol, a dark drama from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson and Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a.

The Weeknd, starring Tesfaye himself as a cult-like self-help guru alongside Lily Rose Depp as an aspiring pop star trying to get her career back on track.While The Idol has generated just as much conversation as the HBO dramas that came before it, it’s for all the wrong reasons.

Since debuting at the Cannes Film Festival last month, the series has garnered harsh reviews from critics—and now that the rest of us have had the opportunity to tune in, it hasn’t fared much better.Many HBO loyalists are already commenting on the shop drop in quality for their Sunday night viewing:HBO Sunday nights going from Succession to The Idol pic.twitter.com/Al1DoWi3fooh the idol is BAD bad i cannot believe this monstrosity is replacing succession sunday pic.twitter.com/nZGN43nofXOof.Look, it brings us no pleasure to see The Idol flop like this!

Regardless of your thoughts on Euphoria, that show became an immediate cultural phenomenon so we had hopes Levinson’s splashy follow-up would be worth tuning into week after week.Plus, the ensemble is filled with folks we’re kind of obsessed with: Queer icons Troye Sivan, Hari Nef, and Dan Levy—not to mention comedic scene stealer Rachel Sennott, Blackpink K-pop star Jennie, and some great character actors like Jane Adams and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.But their combined talents couldn’t save The Idol from itself.

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