‘Idol’ only works if Tedros is unintentionally funny

Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for Episode 4 of The Idol.If you thought to yourself in the first episode, “This guy Tedros didn’t do this for me,” then you’re not alone.as Sam Levinsonof Idol Already on HBO for one season, Tedros’ character arc (Abel “Weekend” Tesfaye) is interesting to say the least. There’s already been a lot of controversy surrounding the character from the start, from what we know about the show, Tedros’ behavior on screen, and the fact that an inexperienced Tesfaye is playing the main role. Very adventurous. However, the character has developed over the past two episodes, whether on purpose or not. For the first two episodes, Tedros seemed pretty one-dimensional, until we finally got to see a new side of him.

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Tedros is funny in ‘Idol’

Abel Tesfaye as Tedros in 'Idol'
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As it turns out, Tedros is a bad guy on this show. In showing us this, there are a few moments that may have been designed to paint him as a monster, but it turns out to be rather comical. Again, who’s to say whether this was intentional or not, but Tesfaye is giving Tedros something to remember. This goes all the way back to the third episode, “Dawn,” where we see his insecurities. The scene where he confronts and threatens the store employee who helps Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp) trying on clothes is fun purely because of the comic nature of it. Watching Tedros stare at the tall man without flinching made people laugh, and his hollow, middle-school threats were more amusing than serious.

A similar scene occurs in episode four, “A Star Belongs to the World,” when Jocelyn is having sex behind closed doors with her ex-boyfriend. Seeing Tedros sitting outside the door was clearly an unintentional sense of humor. This came back to his insecurities again, as in the previous photoshoot scene with her ex. Tedros is clearly trying to control his drunkenness while breaking into some karate moves, and it’s certainly the strangest but satisfying scene, especially after two rather sickening moments involving a shock collar and public foreplay.

Tedros may not have been written as a funny character, but these so-called serious moments are hard not to laugh at, which is an improvement on the previous two episodes, in which the character didn’t elicit any emotional response from viewers. Let Tedros also play a role like Chaim (Hank Azaria) and fate (davon joy randolph) is also showing this side of him. In episode 4, Destiny’s interaction with Tedros is especially gripping as she tries to find out everything she can about the guy. Idol Has its flaws, but that’s not to say it’s impossible for the series to make a worthwhile show in a world, especially with its strong supporting cast.

Tedros also made us hate him in ‘Idol’

Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye in
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Maybe that’s where the conundrum lies.Just like the writers didn’t try to make Tesfaye’s character low-key funny, neither do we. should It’s interesting to find out about anything Tedros does because he really is a horrible person. Perhaps the best thing Tesfaye does in this role is portray the character with such minimalism.really not That It’s important for this role. He is a horrible person who abuses his followers because of his need to control. What makes an iconic villain is the complexity and reasoning of his actions, but Tedros didn’t want to be that, and neither should he or the writers. He’s just being himself, which is exactly what Tesfaye portrays in this position.

Watch him abuse Xander (troy sylvian) wearing a shock collar and publicly attacking Jocelyn in front of everyone just to get her to “realistically” say a word from a song. This is also Tan Desai’s point of view. He did not have this legendary plan to facilitate these heinous acts. He tortures and abuses only because he can and because he feeds on power. The past two episodes have shown us everything we need to know about this man’s state of mind, which is a dark place where he sees himself above everyone else.

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This isn’t very clear early on, as we don’t really get a sense of his surroundings until he finally takes over Jocelyn’s mansion. Now that we’ve seen him in full display, it’s actually giving us his worst side, which is by far his best side as a character.It’s fair to say whether the role would have been better if it had been played by an experienced actor, but Tesfaye at least looks like he’s doing something I only started playing the character after a few episodes where the character was missing.

As a cult leader, there are still questions as to why everyone would give themselves up for this guy, but we at least get to see how brutal he can be. I’m not sure we’ll have enough time in the series to learn more about Tedros, but spending an episode exploring why he’s who he is would really go a long way toward developing the character. It’s also why Tesfaye has had an uphill battle in the first half of the season, as the script doesn’t give the character enough time for us to work with, other than he sees Jocelyn as his ticket to new powers. Still, Tedros at least got a chance to show us just how scary he can be. Idol something that can stand.With this, we finally have something to argue against, because Tedros is an infuriatingly terrible opponent, and Idol It would be better to do this.

Idol Airs every Sunday night on HBO and is available on Max.

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