HBO's Succession - Season 2 and Beyond

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couldn't find a thread, but i've finally gotten into this show over the past couple weeks and it's so good you guys. i've made it through ep 8 of s1 (the bachelor party) and that was the best episode yet.

succession-heads, succession-converts, or succession-curious, let's anticipate and discuss this acidic, mean-spirited, and addicting show,

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:42 (two years ago) link

FAM-LY THERA-PY!

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:42 (two years ago) link

Season 1 is incredible. I didn't clock it was created by one of the Peep Show writers till about halfway through, but it makes so much sense.

chap, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:56 (two years ago) link

Yup s1 is great, didn’t know s2 was out

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:03 (two years ago) link

s2 starts sunday fyi

yea great show

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:20 (two years ago) link

Oh whoa wait, back up a tick...I'd pegged this as one of their lower-tier shows a la Ballers buuuut Peep Show writer, you say. Hmm.

Where Is The Univers (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:22 (two years ago) link

oh not at all! Very very good! Watch it ASAP!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:24 (two years ago) link

s1 was amazing but definitely peaked in the middle when it had less plot to deal with

na (NA), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:25 (two years ago) link

Season finale was a knockout I thought.

chap, Thursday, 8 August 2019 08:29 (two years ago) link

finally finished season 1, the finale was mostly great, especially everything with tom. the chappaquiddick moment was a little on-the-nose imo, they could've maneuvered kendall back into the fold in a different way, but the payoff scene with logan and kendall was worth it.

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Friday, 9 August 2019 16:17 (two years ago) link

agreed on every point there

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 9 August 2019 17:31 (two years ago) link

fuck off!

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 17:27 (two years ago) link

loved this week's episode, seems like logan dangled the ceo position to shiv to get her to submit to him. what a terrible man.

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 17:28 (two years ago) link

really good ep, got chills at the end w kendalls monotone statement/threat to the takeover group, & the calm answer back of lets proceed w that then or w/e

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:06 (two years ago) link

ah, we have a thread now

yes, the final exchange was perfect

I'm assuming Shiv is getting played, given that we didn't see how Logan's conversations with any of the other kids concluded

Number None, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:15 (two years ago) link

I love the Arrested Development-ness of this show. I keep waiting for Brian Cox to mention the banana stand.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:46 (two years ago) link

I saw their plan and dad's plan is better

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Thursday, 15 August 2019 02:11 (two years ago) link

"I'm looking for pussy like a techno Gatsby"

Number None, Monday, 19 August 2019 23:40 (two years ago) link

been thinking about this vaulter headline for 24 hours that’s just “is every taylor swift lyric secretly marxist?” pic.twitter.com/T7Mwey160j

— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) August 20, 2019

Simon H., Tuesday, 20 August 2019 03:39 (two years ago) link

Because my father told me to

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 13:37 (two years ago) link

Did not realized the New Mexico brother is Cameron from Ferris Bueller!

... (Eazy), Monday, 26 August 2019 23:12 (two years ago) link

i'll eat your sausage tom

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 00:37 (two years ago) link

"the doctors say he only has a week or two"

"remind me in a week or two"

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 15:04 (two years ago) link

fuck off

самокритика me, daddy (||||||||), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:24 (two years ago) link

is this max on fire
https://i.imgur.com/Al77w6h.png

самокритика me, daddy (||||||||), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 16:36 (two years ago) link

this show is so good.

jaymc, Saturday, 31 August 2019 21:06 (two years ago) link

this week's episode is out early btw

Number None, Saturday, 31 August 2019 21:32 (two years ago) link

features an all-time Tom & Greg scene

Number None, Saturday, 31 August 2019 21:33 (two years ago) link

i’m finishing season one

“I like your girlfriend”
“thanks, I met her at a sex party where she was giving a blowjob to the groom”
“you should marry her”

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 2 September 2019 00:36 (two years ago) link

are you asking my PERMISSION to blackmail me?!?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 2 September 2019 03:04 (two years ago) link

prob the best show on tv right now? new cast additions are a joy. Holly Hunter! Zach Cherry!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 2 September 2019 03:07 (two years ago) link

hate all these people so much

like every moment of kendall on screen is anticipating how he’ll fuck up, while hoping he gets hit by a bus

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 2 September 2019 04:40 (two years ago) link

Yep!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 2 September 2019 05:59 (two years ago) link

you don't hyper-decant ?!

самокритика me, daddy (||||||||), Monday, 2 September 2019 09:56 (two years ago) link

Connor’s the most obvious representative of the hyper-moneyed class who never needed a particular ethos or organizing principle for their life (because: money) and constantly scrambles to find one because he’s deeply unconfident. But you don’t have to commit to anything or feel a real investment in efforts because, money!

I feel like they’re leaning into that directionless concept in season 2 with Roman attempting to learn the company

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 2 September 2019 15:58 (two years ago) link

connor roy was interested in politics from a very young age

normal fucking rockman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 17:14 (two years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/6wyaXiD.jpg

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 17:50 (two years ago) link

I'm kind of worried about his paid consort

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 17:53 (two years ago) link

we need a running tally of every time someone in the family treats a normal person like garbage, only to have a scene where one of their handlers is seen giving an envelope of money in return for a NDA signature in the background

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 17:55 (two years ago) link

another great episode goddamn. the cousin greg bit at the end was the cherry on top.

speaking of cherries, cherry jones was awesome, hopefully she wasn't just a one-off.

normal fucking rockman (voodoo chili), Monday, 9 September 2019 15:55 (two years ago) link

the maid shooting a knowing look at Kendall as he wandered by in the morning might be first first no-payoff-envelope scene where the whole family was present, but given the circumstances that probably isn't foreshadowing?

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 9 September 2019 16:01 (two years ago) link

I think you mean cousin Gregory

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 9 September 2019 16:01 (two years ago) link

yes, my apologies to the honorable gregory

normal fucking rockman (voodoo chili), Monday, 9 September 2019 16:04 (two years ago) link

Overjoyed to discover that hyper-decanting is actually real.

Matt DC, Monday, 9 September 2019 16:18 (two years ago) link

Are you an actress or a poetess or something

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 9 September 2019 17:05 (two years ago) link

endless quotable episode but i partic liked
SPINNIE SPINNIE CHICKEN DINNIE

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 9 September 2019 22:11 (two years ago) link

also "i think maybe the morgue is closing for the night"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 9 September 2019 22:14 (two years ago) link

i love this show but also i wonder if there's an audience of MBA dudes who view it as aspirational (a la Wall Street)

na (NA), Monday, 9 September 2019 23:02 (two years ago) link

i mean when logan said "you want to hear my favorite shakespeare quote? take the fucking money" i was like "whoa badass" for a second

na (NA), Monday, 9 September 2019 23:03 (two years ago) link

the pearce family are awful

prorogue mahone (||||||||), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 06:09 (two years ago) link

Really glad they kept Tom and Greg separate for the whole episode. Tom’s hazing just felt like a redundant joke over a lot of episodes.

... (Eazy), Monday, 18 October 2021 17:59 (one week ago) link

agree

plus i am now more interested in his private undeclared war w Shiv

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 October 2021 18:15 (one week ago) link

*that 'the juice is loose' line was a jaw dropper from the person it came from, in the context. They really ramped up the worst sides of the Roy kids, completed with greasy Roman close ups, shiv snarling and smarming her way around, Kendell manic and maniacal...agree it's good Tom and Greg aren't an obvious sideshow again, but I love me some tom...and I really hope there's a fun storyline for the conheads.

Swanswans, Monday, 18 October 2021 19:02 (one week ago) link

this was a good greg ep

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 18 October 2021 19:08 (one week ago) link

I think this show raises my blood pressure

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 18 October 2021 19:09 (one week ago) link

oh god greg on twitter was killing me

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 October 2021 19:12 (one week ago) link

i saw this yesterday & it made me lol, v good impression of Cousin Greg

cousin greg ordering coffee pic.twitter.com/vAEVqrxpoj

— Matt Buechele (@mattbooshell) December 11, 2019

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 October 2021 19:14 (one week ago) link

I could object to this show on any number of counts, but it's so reliably entertaining.

While I was watching the Netflix reality show The Circle a few weeks ago, I realized that one of the things I like about it is all the Machiavellian jockeying for power -- forming alliances and making other strategic moves to gain trust and ultimately improve your standing in the game -- and that this is, in a way, no different from what drives the plot in Succession. When it's written well, that kind of thing is just really pleasurable to watch.

jaymc, Monday, 18 October 2021 20:13 (one week ago) link

That stuff is a big part of what I enjoyed about wolf hall, and this show is weirdly similar in tones times too.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 18 October 2021 20:48 (one week ago) link

game of thrones, wolf hall and succession are the same show for me because of that, and I love all three

gospodin simmel, Monday, 18 October 2021 21:38 (one week ago) link

If this whole season moves at this new quasi real-time pace I might be OK with that. Watching them marinate was amazing.

stet, Monday, 18 October 2021 22:39 (one week ago) link

Roman fucking himself in real time was glorious and almost painful

kinder, Monday, 18 October 2021 23:27 (one week ago) link

wtf is that the red scare podcast woman talking to Greg

mh, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 00:23 (six days ago) link

omg yes that scene w Roman calling Logan was so good. he talked himself into AND out of the ceo spot in the space of minutes. incredible

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 00:49 (six days ago) link

also

i loved kendall in full terrible embarrassing kendall mode at his ex’s house taking those meetings

i loved shiv having a full tantrum AT lisa arthur in her office when she realizes she’s fucked

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 01:19 (six days ago) link

drop a rapid reaction TEDx. shit like that.

Clay, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 01:40 (six days ago) link

staight cut chinos

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 02:19 (six days ago) link

The Shiv scene with Lisa Arthur was one of the best of the series. As with this whole episode, the characters didn’t have the advantage of being in a space where they belonged (their home, their office, a resort or as a guest of honor), and seeing her reactions to rejection was so, so good.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 02:28 (six days ago) link

luv 2 sneer at the sincerity of a satire on the damaging density of capitalism and then boast that I am proud to ask you to invest in an NFT to fund my essay

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 05:45 (six days ago) link

wtf is that the red scare podcast woman talking to Greg

― mh, Monday, October 18, 2021 5:23 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

yes, she is an actor

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 18:02 (six days ago) link

I've only just realised this is actually extremely good and gone deep into series 1.

calzino, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 20:46 (six days ago) link

Yeah I kinda wanted to hate it going in but it’s just so well done

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 22:27 (six days ago) link

I feel it should be a bad show on paper .. but then again I was very wrong!

calzino, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 23:14 (six days ago) link

I'm not surprised that Brian Cox's performance is rarely less than a+ though

calzino, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 23:17 (six days ago) link

i had to try it a couple of times, the hateability of everyone was so through the roof lol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 23:20 (six days ago) link

they are so purely evil but also human enough to transcend that one dimensional caricature beloved of Iannucci and co. God knows what I'm driving at here but idk.. it's very good should suffice!

calzino, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 23:29 (six days ago) link

i think of the show’s premise on a whiteboard:
“every member of a family is a version of Richard III - GO”

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 23:31 (six days ago) link

they are so purely evil but also human enough to transcend that one dimensional caricature beloved of Iannucci and co. God knows what I'm driving at here but idk.. it's very good should suffice!

― calzino, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:29 PM (three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Jesse Armstrong wrote on both veep and the thick of it

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 23:34 (six days ago) link

yeah the dialogue is similar, but different. Not so wearing in this.

calzino, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 23:38 (six days ago) link

"the cunt of monte cristo"

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 23:55 (six days ago) link

"it was piss"

calzino, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 00:07 (five days ago) link

lol

Succession's season premiere, it's highest rated episode, came in as the 26th highest watched cable show on sunday night. 25th was something called Girl Meets Farm. 50 Cent's BMF's 4th episode was 33rd. pic.twitter.com/x48HHeyqgG

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) October 19, 2021

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 01:25 (five days ago) link

That doesn't really mean anything though, how does it rank with other HBO shows? They're almost never going to have as many viewers as basic cable.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 01:35 (five days ago) link

Yeah it still made me laugh though.

Worse than "Girl Meets Farm", slightly better than "Teenage Euthanasia"

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 01:38 (five days ago) link

idk what % of hbo watchers do it through some sort of max app now but it's gotta be more than live-watching on a cable feed

Clay, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 02:05 (five days ago) link

does it

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 03:13 (five days ago) link

i torrented it so i won't be in there to be fair

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 03:17 (five days ago) link

I feel it should be a bad show on paper ..

It's not on paper it's on television

"old bread" I think was the line that made me love this show.
(with the sourdough starter as the gift)

kinder, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 09:35 (five days ago) link

Right, we watched it through HBO Max and actually, by pure coincidence and luck on our end, started it about five minutes after it started airing anyway... but presumably that still doesn't get counted as live watch.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 14:45 (five days ago) link

Likewise. We were actually refreshing the app, waiting for it to pop up.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:14 (five days ago) link

i never watch anything at the time it airs anymore, I'm sure I'm not alone

akm, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:34 (five days ago) link

I thought it started at 10 ET (I was in Michigan on Sunday night), so I rewatched the last episode of S2 at 9, and then watched the S3 premiere at 10, at which point I discovered that it had already been available for an hour.

jaymc, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:41 (five days ago) link

turns out that 60% of viewers were watching on digital platforms - about 900,000, up from 300k for S2

still probably not enough of a turnaround for Max

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:44 (five days ago) link

it's popular enough that they rented helicopters, that means something

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 22 October 2021 01:56 (three days ago) link

happy to see Peter Reigert pop up
…who now looks like…Bilbo Baggins lol

loved this ep - always down for Roy sibling time
their individual decision trees are like crazy red string diagrams. i love seeing all the distrust, jealousy, ambition & childhood/family archetypes all converge and be so blended that you cant fully tell what anyone’s true motivation is

roman doing kendall AND shiv impersonations was gold

and kendalls meltdown tantrums at the end
is amazing how completely he truly is always, inevitably charlie brown & his whole family are always either collectively or separately lucy with the football.

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 October 2021 07:13 (seven hours ago) link

girls count double now

johnny crunch, Monday, 25 October 2021 12:32 (two hours ago) link

We flew back scheduled.

I love how they just keep creating buses for Connor to throw himself under.

TrumpPence a Bag (B.L.A.M.), Monday, 25 October 2021 13:20 (one hour ago) link


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