The most controversial series of recent times is finally here and it seems as more and more episodes of The Idol come in it will only become more controversial. The HBO series follows a pop star, who after having suffered through a nervous breakdown begins a very complicated (to say the least) relationship with a self-help guru. The Idol has nudity, adult language, and for good measure just really messed up characters. So, if you like The Idol and want to watch some more shows like it here are some options for you.
Synopsis: Provocative, authentic and unforgettable. Based on the groundbreaking Israeli series, this intense HBO drama puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative. Serving as a guide through the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden daily life is 17-year-old Rue Bennett (multimedia star Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who’s struggling to stay clean and make sense of her future. Her life changes drastically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a trans girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and, like Rue, is searching for where she belongs. The supporting cast includes Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Maude Apatow and Barbie Ferreira.
Synopsis: In 1970s New York, a jaded record exec (Bobby Cannavale) tries to resurrect his failing label and fractured personal life while keeping his finger on the pulse of the city’s new sound. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter and Rich Cohen produce.
Synopsis: Your best friend’s star is rising in Hollywood, and there’s only one thing to do: join his entourage. Meet Eric, Turtle and Johnny Drama: three guys dedicated to helping their film-star pal Vince Chase navigate Tinseltown. HBO presents this hit comedy series starring Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.
Synopsis: A hip-hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.
Irma Vep (Max)
Synopsis: Mira (Alicia Vikander) is an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to star as “Irma Vep” in a remake of the French silent film classic, “Les Vampires.” Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. IRMA VEP reveals to us the uncertain ground that lies at the border of fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life.
Californication (Paramount+ & Showtime)
Synopsis: When fast-living novelist Hank Moody left the literary haunts of New York for the pleasure seeking splendors of L.A, he thought he’d have fame, fortune and the love of a good woman. Now his personal life is in shambles, his career is on the brink of self-destruction and he still just can’t stop yielding to every temptation. Golden Globe® winner David Duchovny stars in the Showtime Original series that takes you on a wild, witty, and sexy ride in the California fast lane.
Synopsis: Industry gives an insider’s view of the blackbox of high finance following a group of young bankers as they forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sex and drug fueled blitz of international bank Pierpoint & Co’s London office.