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“The Idol” from Euphoria’s Sam Levinson and The Weeknd

Reviews are not kind

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by Anonymousreply 33June 7, 2023 8:42 PM
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by Anonymousreply 1May 23, 2023 12:53 PM


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by Anonymousreply 2May 23, 2023 4:29 PM


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by Anonymousreply 3May 23, 2023 4:30 PM

What does Rolling Stone think?

by Anonymousreply 4May 23, 2023 4:35 PM

Variety compared it to a Sidney Sheldon novel. 💀

by Anonymousreply 5May 23, 2023 5:41 PM

Joe Le Taxi!

by Anonymousreply 6May 23, 2023 7:39 PM

Dan Levy


by Anonymousreply 7May 24, 2023 7:58 AM

It is the debut of Jennie Kim from Blackpink. I don’t know how big her part is tho. Nonetheless, I am already sick of her.

by Anonymousreply 8May 24, 2023 8:06 AM


Out June 4th.

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by Anonymousreply 9May 30, 2023 3:51 PM

I feel like the show was built on the premise that people find The Weeknd sexy. I personally do not at all, but I am not the target audience.

by Anonymousreply 10May 30, 2023 4:06 PM

Will Levy be nude too?

by Anonymousreply 11May 30, 2023 4:11 PM

The Weeknd suffers from bobble head syndrome. Big ass head on a skinny neck with no shoulders. Like he lost a lot of weight and never did any strength training. His music may be sexy, but he sure as hell ain’t.

by Anonymousreply 12May 30, 2023 4:12 PM

Look at the two tard stars how could it be any good.?

by Anonymousreply 13May 30, 2023 4:13 PM

Never got the appeal and I don't find his music sexy, just sleazy.

by Anonymousreply 14May 30, 2023 4:15 PM

Yeah I find him repulsive. He has terrorist face.

by Anonymousreply 15May 30, 2023 4:22 PM

I find his music boring and derivative. He’s so mediocre. His best songs are the ones he did with Ariana Grande.

by Anonymousreply 16May 30, 2023 4:25 PM

It's beyond obvious that nudity and sex scenes comprise the raison d'etre for many shows (and movies, duh), with half-arsed storylines written around them: "GoT"; "Euphoria"; "The Idol"; etc. And now Helen Mirren lowers herself to re-visit her turn in the execrable "Caligula."

LilyRose probably thinks she's above the Yachting Class, but she isn't.

by Anonymousreply 17May 30, 2023 4:53 PM

I could spot this a mile away from Euphoria. Levinson offers nothing but expensive, pretty cinematography which masks a half-baked storywriting. And he writes female characters like a teenage boy looking to get off. I'm glad he's finally being called out for it.

by Anonymousreply 18May 30, 2023 5:09 PM

[quote] And now Helen Mirren lowers herself to re-visit her turn in the execrable "Caligula."

Helen Mirren is going full titties out for the 2023 remake?!

by Anonymousreply 19May 30, 2023 5:13 PM

I also hate how the Weeknd was a pettly little bitch about the Rolling Stone when all they did was report on stories from THEIR OWN CREW being upset about Levinson ruining the project. (His "@RollingStone Did we do something to offend you??" tweet.)

Why don't you give a shit about your writers and staff instead of play-acting an "auteur," Abel. You're clearly not cut out for it.

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by Anonymousreply 21June 6, 2023 7:25 AM

The Weeknd strikes me as one of the offspring of recently-arrived African migrants who considers himself superior to the typical African-American slave-descended community.

I have no proof of this, by the by.

by Anonymousreply 22June 6, 2023 8:53 AM

I don’t know about that. He’s happy to use the n word in songs to sound edgy.

by Anonymousreply 23June 6, 2023 8:55 AM

[quote]Variety compared it to a Sidney Sheldon novel.

So it's lots of trashy, sexy fun, like The Other Side of Midnight, R5?

I'm all for more nudity and gratuitous sex scenes, but the men have to be hot. Or at least hottish. It helps aesthetically if the women are hot, too, and neither the male nor the female leads in The Idol look hot to me. But, like R10, I'm not the target audience.

by Anonymousreply 24June 6, 2023 9:17 AM

R19, No, I meant she walked the Red Carpet for the new distribution.

by Anonymousreply 25June 6, 2023 5:13 PM

It does look like a throwback to the Judith Krantz/Harold Robbins/Jacqueline Susann era, when thinly disguised portraits of superstars showed them furiously fucking (Krantz's novels were called "bonkbusters").

It looks dreadful, but it might be a hit. People are desperate for naughtiness and escape.

by Anonymousreply 26June 6, 2023 11:32 PM

[quote] I have no proof of this, by the by.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

by Anonymousreply 27June 6, 2023 11:33 PM

R24 sounds like you wanna watch porn. Then watch porn. Regular TV doesn’t need to be porn.

by Anonymousreply 28June 7, 2023 12:35 AM

I thought the Weeknd was supposed to be playing some kind of self help guru. He seemed like some sketchy transient who she met at the club.

by Anonymousreply 29June 7, 2023 3:30 AM

Oh dear. The Weeknd looks like a record producer not a sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 30June 7, 2023 6:16 AM

In case anyone is wondering, Dan Levy was not nude in the first episode.

He was playing himself in the form of a publicist for Lily Rose Depp. Heavily clothed, as usual.

by Anonymousreply 31June 7, 2023 8:37 PM

Dan Levy used to have a very nice body. Does he no longer?

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by Anonymousreply 32June 7, 2023 8:40 PM

We sadly wouldn't know R32 because he's usually wearing 3 sweaters and an overcoat.

by Anonymousreply 33June 7, 2023 8:42 PM
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