We love you but dragging this show’s writing… has your account been hacked?The problem with the “Things do happen, Rome” line is there’s no one good enough on the show to make that point, and this is where my complaint about the writing comes back, because there have been a few too many similar moments. The start of episode five, with Gerri’s speech and Hugo’s “We’re snakes on a plane,” I’m sorry, is this suddenly The West Wing?
It’s not that I miss Logan as a character, but without him, and this is probably deliberate, the floundering of the characters means some stuff is landing perfectly and other stuff feels like dead air. I thought the wasabi and La Croix scene was terrible, but once we got past that bullshit, and the characters motivations were put to the forefront in the final third, the episode finally came together.
I should say, I grade Succession on a tough scale. When I know something can be as good as this can be, I want it that good all the time.