Many opinions suggest that director Sam Levinson should publicly apologize to Jennie and the talented members of The Idol crew for turning a promising series into an unacceptable work.
Episode 4 The Idol – the most controversial series today – was officially released on the morning of June 26 and continues to attract a lot of opinions from the online community. Although it is considered to have a better quality than previous episodes, the film still receives many criticisms about the content and acting of the villain Tedros (played by The Weeknd). Some viewers expressed disappointment because they were close to the end and still didn’t understand what the story was about.
Jennie in episode 4 The Idol.
Meanwhile, the performance of some stars such as Jennie, Lily-Rose Depp received compliments from critics. The Korean singer took the spotlight when her character Dyanne was invited to sign a contract with a major record label. At the same time, Jennie also scored points with the dialogue with the female lead when she wanted to ask for permission to sing the song that was written specifically for Jocelyn.
According to the Daily Mail, one audience even asked director Sam Levinson to feel ashamed for wasting the effort of people like Jennie or Lily-Rose Depp, creating a low-quality movie like The Idol. “Episode 5 (last episode) of the series should be the scene where the director and producer both apologize to the really talented people who accepted to participate in this project.”
Through four episodes, The Idol was criticized for its content with too many absurd points and shocking images that did not serve the content development stage. “I also don’t understand what this movie is about and why I’m still trying to watch it,” another viewer commented.
In the case of Jennie, the Korean idol seems to have become the focus of criticism despite not having much acting in the film. During 4 episodes, her scenes can only be counted on one finger. Up to now, not many viewers are hoping for a splendid appearance of Jennie. Many people even find it difficult to understand her role in the movie. Why does such an important character appear so short, fuzzy.
The two main characters of The Idol.
On forums, many people believe that Jennie’s role in The Idol is merely a name that attracts Asian audiences. The team was somewhat successful when the film was constantly at the top of the trend and created many debates on social networks. However, through 4 episodes, the audience can partly see that Jennie’s role is not worthy of her name. Even the way the director built the character of Dyanne from the perspective of toxic masculinism and demeaning women.
One consolation of Jennie from this project is the opportunity to collaborate with Hollywood stars like The Weeknd or Lily-Rose Depp. Her song “One Of The Girls” in the movie received many compliments from the audience. “Admittedly, I can’t fault The Weeknd’s music, Jennie’s voice suits his music color. It’s true that the two should just make music”, One fan commented.
The Idol is likely still the project that lost more than it gained for Jennie. Many people even predicted that the reputation of Korean idols would be difficult to restore after this drama. After a series of turbulence over the past time, Jennie has not yet spoken about her debut role. Perhaps, an apology from director Sam Levinson partly makes it easier for the singer to open up to his fans.