‘The Idol’ Finale Slammed by Viewers as ‘Confused,’ ‘Rushed,’ ‘Straight Trash’

“Waste of everyone’s time:” People were underwhelmed following Sunday night’s finale of the HBO series from Sam Levinson

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Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye as Tedros in "The Idol" Season 1 finale. (Eddy Chen/HBO)

Twitter users were underwhelmed following Sunday night’s finale of Sam Levinson’s controversial HBO series, “The Idol,” with some saying it was a “waste of everyone’s time” while another dismissed it as “straight trash.”

The twist, in which pop singer Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp) proved to be as much of a manipulator as abusive guru Tedros (Abel Tesfaye), drew an over all, “What the hell was that?”

“The Idol was really a waste of everyone’s time but this is what happen when men take over tv shows that wasn’t their business in the first place,” tweeted Darby Shaw, referencing Sam Levinson replacing original director Amy Seimetz.

Many were left confused by Jocelyn’s flip-flopping affections Tedros. “I’m confused when did this jump happen in the show to where Joseline hates Tedros also why is she still letting him around her if she hates him?” tweeted @cianf8 as the finale kicked off with Jocelyn ordering Tedros out of her house.

“I can’t be the only one who feels like we skipped a bunch of narrative between last week’s episode & tonight’s finale. Last weekend, Jocelyn was excusing Tedros’ abusive past & now she’s done with his B.S.,” wrote Andre Clemons, who also called the finale “straight trash.”

Others found the finale “rushed” and many, thanks to a misleading article about a “missing episode,” felt like the show had left out some crucial details. The show was originally going to be six episodes under Seimetz, but was always five with Levinson in charge.

Viewer @swifts_dany called the series “the worst show I’ve ever watched, saying, “I can tell the diameter of lily rose depp‘s nipples but i don’t know the show‘s story.”

Read more choice tweets below.

All episodes of “The Idol” are now streaming on Max.

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