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Nictuku

(3,595 posts)
Sun May 28, 2023, 08:33 PM May 2023

Anyone watching Succession?

I have been. At first I had a hard time with it. It was so cringe. Awkward. But over time I think that is almost the aim. I think it is genius. And tonite, if I understand, in about 30 minutes of this posting, is the Series Finale (the last episode).

What I disliked about it, was having to wait a week for the next episode. Today, HBO did a marathon of the entire season, and I have had it on. The writing is just so good. So much innuendo, sublime slams.

And the acting! Shiv is just amazing. And so is Tom. I saw them in an interview, and they are British! Amazing.

I think it is a timely ending for the show, I can't wait for the finale. I was just curious if anyone else has any thoughts on the series.

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Anyone watching Succession? (Original Post) Nictuku May 2023 OP
Yes, I've been watching it. I agree, great writing. Jim__ May 2023 #1
Shiv and Tom with their real accents is shocking. bullimiami May 2023 #2
Succession of what. Tetrachloride May 2023 #3
Few shows have made me cringe more but the parallels today with the Murdochs and RW politics hlthe2b May 2023 #4

Jim__

(14,070 posts)
1. Yes, I've been watching it. I agree, great writing.
Sun May 28, 2023, 08:42 PM
May 2023

The last few episodes seemed to show more of the personal side of Logan's "kids." When they're talking to each other, they seem relaxed and comfortable. Yet they separate and become isolated, lonely, and afraid as they plot for personal power. I'm waiting to see how it ends.

bullimiami

(13,082 posts)
2. Shiv and Tom with their real accents is shocking.
Sun May 28, 2023, 08:50 PM
May 2023

The show is a rollercoaster. It can really leave you wrung out.

One thing really sticks out. Every character is an asshole.

hlthe2b

(102,188 posts)
4. Few shows have made me cringe more but the parallels today with the Murdochs and RW politics
Sun May 28, 2023, 09:30 PM
May 2023

make it so relevant. But honestly, there is hardly a single regular character that is even remotely sympathetic. I do miss Brian Cox. He was just so riveting to watch.

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