Sun-kissed beaches, jaw-dropping sexy scenes and murder have seen people watch Netflix's Ibiza-set drama White Lines in their droves and Welsh actor Tom Rhys Harries is right in the middle of this heady mix.
A global hit, White Lines - which also stars Daniel Mays, Laura Haddock, Angela Griffin and Laurence Fox - has been watched around the world by millions of subscribers since it started streaming on May 15.
Tom plays Axel Collins, a life-loving rave DJ who decamps to Ibiza in the 1990s, disappears and is found more than two decades later buried in the desert, prompting his sister, Zoe (Haddock) to investigate.
The action takes place in both the '90s and present day and the Ibiza party scenes are dominated by Tom's character and there's one scene that shocks audiences as the DJ shows how dark and out of control his life has become.
If you've seen White Lines already there's lots of questions about what happens as at one point Axel pulls his own tooth out for a dare.
Asked how it was done, Tom, 28, says: "I actually pulled it out! It’s real, that whole scene is real. I haven’t told anyone that."
He assures us that it's true, adding: "You can see it go to whatever episode it’s on."
Apart from what must have been a painful experience, filming White Lines sounded like a blast.
Taking place over the summer of 2019, partially on Ibiza itself and mainland Spain, Tom said he had a great time.
"I’ve done a couple of interviews saying I can’t remember stuff but I was joking - I can of course!" said the actor who is from Pontcanna in Cardiff and studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
"They have footage of me in Spain, so I was there at some point. It was amazing and exactly as you imagine. We had a really good group of people and were doing something really fun.
"I felt very lucky to go off galavanting around and those big party sequences didn’t require much acting, you just turn up and dance. It was pretty easy to have a great time though when the sun’s shining."
There are huge party scenes - it was '90s Ibiza, so of course - and one in particular took a week and a half to shoot.
Tom, who you will have seen in ITV dramas Unforgotten and Jekyll and Hyde as well as Welsh film Hunky Dory, said: "Props and kudos to the Spanish supporting artists, we must have had about 700 or 800 supporting artists and one of the sequences was shot over a week and a half, they were all so up for it.
"The whole thing only works if the crowd are on board. They made everything so much easier. They’d party while filming through the day and then the supporting artists had their own WhatsApp group, and they would carry on and party afterwards. I think they partied straight for a week and a half until they got something in the can."
Tom said: "In relation to the script and what my character is going through, it is a lot of fun but actually it’s a coping mechanism to him (Axel) and disguising a lot of pain he’s going through.
"They’re always fun to do (the party scenes), in terms of getting into it, but the character Axel isn’t having as much as you’d think."
But it's got to be better than filming in Britain, in the rain, right?
"I get to play a superstar DJ in the 1990s and get to shoot it on location during the summer in Spain. It makes a slight change from a studio in Neasden at the height of winter," he said.
"We just had the best time."
And looking into the nineties era fed the actor's love of research..
"I looked a lot at Manchester in the '90s. There was loads of stuff for me to pull from. Ibiza wasn’t so much on my radar so I rooted him in Manchester, then he can go and explore and find out about Ibiza on his own."
Growing up in leafy Pontcanna with his brother, sister and parents, who are both in teaching, Tom now lives in London, but he does miss his home city.
"My parents still live there," he said. "I love it, I miss it. I didn’t need to, and I still don't have a car license . I had a pushbike to ride to school and around the city. Everything's just so accessible."
It was while in his first year of studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) that he landed the job on Hunky Dory, which is set in Swansea and starred Minnie Driver.
"I had the best time on that film, it was the first thing I’ve ever done," he added. "I was still in college at RWCMD and I went off in the summer after my first year to film that.
"I love Swansea. I probably shouldn’t say that as a boy from Cardiff."
Despite the 2011 film getting him attention and an agent, Tom was keen to see out his education at the college. He said: "But I still really wanted to pursue my education.
"The space that college provides to make mistakes and more of a grasp of what it was I wanted to do. It was an invaluable time.
"I am passionate about education and higher education. I’d love to go back to study."
In the meantime there's rumblings of a second series of White Lines with Netflix, but we'll have to wait and see how Axel would figure into that story. Tom's had positive feedback from fans, despite Axel being a bit of a dubious character.
"I’m getting messages from people all over the world. A lot of it is positive, despite what he does and how he behaves is questionable but there’s an appeal to a devil-may-care attitude - not that I am condoning what he does," Tom said.
"In amongst that if you are putting yourself out there you’re going to get some criticism. Someone messaged me the other day to say I looked like a frog.
"To be honest, I do look a bit froggy but I could not care less," he laughed.
And at the end of the day, why should he?
Tom Rhys Harries is in White Lines on Netflix which is streaming now.