The perfectly gross HBO series, “The Idol” hit a new low on Sunday. The soft core porn series fell from 135K to 133k in its third week. The previous average in this time slot was 650,000 for Succession.
The show featured pop star The Weeknd in several sexually implicit scenes that I won’t describe in detail here. But the overall effect on his career is instant and extremely negative. His record sales have plummeted in the last three weeks. His fans are fighting with him on Twitter, calling out his lack of taste and extremely wooden acting.
Lily Rose Depp can at least act. But why she would put herself through this degradation is a mystery.
It’s unlikely HBO will order an other round of “The Idol.” But the full extent of the damage isn’t completely known yet. And if the sex scenes are already this X rated, where does it go from here?