HBO's new show, "The Idol," premiered on Sunday night and pulled in an impressive 913,000 viewers despite mixed reviews from critics. The series stars Lily-Rose Depp and Abel “the Weeknd” Tesfaye and follows the story of a pop star's liberation.
Critics were skeptical of the show, citing its narrow scope of action and bursts of nudity and sex as distracting from the overall story. However, viewers seemed to be drawn in by the stylish production and intriguing plot. Blackpink's Jennie Kim also made an appearance at the premiere in Bridal Chanel, further adding to the buzz surrounding the show.
Overall, it was a successful night for HBO with "The Idol" debuting to strong ratings. It remains to be seen if this success will continue as more episodes are released but for now it looks like viewers are hooked on this new drama series.