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 (one month ago) link

FAM-LY THERA-PY!

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

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

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:03 (one month ago) link

s2 starts sunday fyi

yea great show

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:20 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

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

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

Season finale was a knockout I thought.

chap, Thursday, 8 August 2019 08:29 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

agreed on every point there

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

fuck off!

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

I saw their plan and dad's plan is better

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Thursday, 15 August 2019 02:11 (one month ago) link

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

Number None, Monday, 19 August 2019 23:40 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

Because my father told me to

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

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

... (Eazy), Monday, 26 August 2019 23:12 (three weeks ago) link

i'll eat your sausage tom

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

fuck off

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

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

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

this show is so good.

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

this week's episode is out early btw

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

features an all-time Tom & Greg scene

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

are you asking my PERMISSION to blackmail me?!?

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

Yep!

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

you don't hyper-decant ?!

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

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

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

I'm kind of worried about his paid consort

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

I think you mean cousin Gregory

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

yes, my apologies to the honorable gregory

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

Overjoyed to discover that hyper-decanting is actually real.

Matt DC, Monday, 9 September 2019 16:18 (one week ago) link

Are you an actress or a poetess or something

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

endless quotable episode but i partic liked
SPINNIE SPINNIE CHICKEN DINNIE

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

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

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

the pearce family are awful

prorogue mahone (||||||||), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 06:09 (one week ago) link

Oh wow Shiv fucked it. I think the one to watch now is probably Roman? In that he's actually doing the stuff that Shiv was too impatient to bother with, and if there's anyone to have as any ally/mentor it's probably Geri (leaving aside the deeply weird nature of that alliance).

Love how Kendall literally shat the bed and was the one who actually secured the crucial vote in the process.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 07:00 (one week ago) link

but ultimately did shiv fuck it? was logan really going to name her as his successor? it feels like he has no intention to ever name anyone and is just toying with all of them like he has done through their whole lives. they're all going to get their turn as "front runner" (except connor probably) but he's never going to hand it over. that felt like the root of him being so obstinate in the pierce negotiations rather than him getting revenge on shiv.

na (NA), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:15 (one week ago) link

love how logan always calls roman 'romulus,' maybe he is planning to make him king after all

normal fucking rockman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:22 (one week ago) link

appointing an heir is the one thing Logan has absolutely no certainty about

Shiv's the most competent but ideologically off. bringing her in is a test to see if she'd run things in a way he could reconcile with his ideas

Kendall's thirsty and can be ruthless but previously wanted it without his dad's blessing, and he's just too fucked up at this point. could see him being cultivated as a choice now that he's in-house, but he's too cowed to be really respected

Roman's the wild card. could be good, has no focus or seriousness and has all the mental baggage of growing up moneyed but, luckily, not purely hungry for power

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:56 (one week ago) link

I dunno I got the sense Logan was sincere about Shiv at first and then promptly regretted it, it was less a matter of ideology and more down to her impatience, reluctance to do the management training course and general bad judgement.

He's going to end up leaving everything to Greg.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:57 (one week ago) link

otm

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 16:04 (one week ago) link

He's going to end up leaving everything to Greg.

*Gregory

normal fucking rockman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 16:19 (one week ago) link

Greg the Egg.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 16:21 (one week ago) link

gregory the eggory*

prorogue mahone (||||||||), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 16:23 (one week ago) link

Intrigued by what was going on with Marcia in that last episode though.

xpost YES.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 16:23 (one week ago) link

Episode 5 is a masterpiece.

My money's on Greg(ory) as well. I'd like a Greg only bottle episode.

chap, Saturday, 14 September 2019 13:57 (six days ago) link

the entire cringe-worthy panel discussion with the siblings tripping over each other was exactly what the family and we, the viewers, deserved

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 16 September 2019 20:04 (four days ago) link

we hear for you!

Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Monday, 16 September 2019 20:23 (four days ago) link

no no no
we HERE for you
loved the various people around greg(ory) cracking up at that

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 16 September 2019 20:28 (four days ago) link

you doing the old cocaine?

prorogue mahone (||||||||), Monday, 16 September 2019 20:58 (four days ago) link

the relationship between mole woman and rock star has become one of the many (highlights) of this show
"i have thoughts, but go on"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 16 September 2019 21:01 (four days ago) link

https://www.vulture.com/2019/09/succession-season-2-cherry-jones-interview.html

Because it’s Succession, when I read the script I thought, “There is no one in this episode who is noble.”

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 16 September 2019 21:05 (four days ago) link

Logan practically chasing down the car was the most pathetic moment showing that he's a big old weak narcissist under all that projected self-confidence and braggadocio

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 16 September 2019 21:49 (four days ago) link


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