Everyone Is Saying the Same Thing About 'The Idol' and Jennie
As episode one finally made its way onto our screens.
Ever since The Idol was first announced back in 2021, all eyes have been on Abel Tesfaye and Sam Levinson to see what The Weeknd and Euphoria‘s creator would conjure up. Well, the results are in because episode one of HBO’s highly-anticipated series made its debut on June 4, and as expected — the internet has a lot to say about it.
At first, the formula of BLACKPINK star plus Euphoria creator plus next-gen it-girl sounded like a recipe for success, but pretty quickly, allegations of misconduct on set began to surface and critics’ interest in the series waned. Furthered by a half-baked success at Cannes Film Festival last month, the intrigue surrounding the show lessened, with first impressions dubbing it “sleazy,” “misogynistic” and “shameful.”
Ok, so THE IDOL isn’t good but I do think the Cannes reviews overstated the provocativeness a bit. There’s a good show somewhere in there, Sam Levinson just didn’t want to make that show.
— Rohan Mistry (@rohandm99) June 5, 2023
Now, the episode has made its way onto HBO for all to see, and fans’ reactions seem to range all the way from being undeniably hooked to completely and utterly disappointed. That said, amidst all the rollercoaster reviews, one thing appears to be unanimous: BLACKPINK’s Jennie is amazing. The K-pop star transitioned from stage to screen to make her acting debut for The Idol, and clearly — it was the right decision.
— lik ?️ (@likfantasy) June 5, 2023
JENNIE RUBY JANE YOU NAILED THIS SCENE OMG SO PROUD OF YOU pic.twitter.com/l2siDcf1fQ
— ︎ ًTHE IDOL JENNIE ? (@JNKSNS) June 5, 2023
she’s so hot oh god. Watch the idol for the plot
— jennie random things (@randomjenniekim) June 5, 2023
Despite the positive reactions to Jennie’s acting debut, The Idol in its entirety was met with some mixed reactions.
— what cheap crack are you on? (@not_a_fan_of_Yo) June 5, 2023
“He’s so rapey”
“That’s kind of what I like about him”
This quote along with locking the intimacy coordinator in the closet… Sam Levinson is never beating the allegations #TheIdol
— Rachel (@rachel_parker) June 5, 2023
i’m sorry but the idol ate and i will be watching
— superficial dolls (@superficialxoxo) June 5, 2023
stop watching the idol what the hell
— alex (@sahnemis) June 5, 2023
the idol is ass like idgaf sam levinson and the weeknd should thank jennie for making people tune in pic.twitter.com/Ld0KljTHXv
— my final days (@sillyassblunt) June 5, 2023
To find out for yourself, head to HBO in the US and NOW in the UK to watch the first episode.