Succession

I feel like we had to watch all of that unfold, even if we did end up in (sort of) the same place. The idea that they all want to get away from their dad and make a name for themselves but none of them have the spine to do it says so much about their family dynamics. They're all willing to fuck over whoever they need to if it will get them to the top, but at the same time, they're all too scared to step outside of their dad's shadow. Whether anyone would move to team Kendall was a question that had to be answered, and this did that in the way that felt most authentic to these characters. The fact that they were all terrified that their father sent them poisoned donuts pretty much says it all. I actually just thought this episode was a ton of fun, too, from the dialogue to how everyone played it. I've really enjoyed the pace of the first two episodes.
 
So it was Kendall? I thought it might have been a disgruntled employee but a podcast I listen to said it was him. Did I look down at my phone and miss something?
 
Something’s different… I mentioned before I liked the second episode a lot, but there’s a little something I can’t pin down that’s leaving me cold. Maybe because the second season was largely a series of posh, exclusive locations, which had a feeling of movement and plot development, and we’ve spent most of the time here in New York offices listening to people argue. I don’t know.
That's TV in the Covid era for you, I guess.
 
So it was Kendall? I thought it might have been a disgruntled employee but a podcast I listen to said it was him. Did I look down at my phone and miss something?
Oh I think it was Logan, but making people assume it was Kendall. I reckon he's trying to make sure Shiv turns against him and stays on side.
 
I'm not getting into it yet, it's full of really overlong scenes with a kinda twitchy dialogue. I just hope it's building towards something epic.
Took me three attempts at series one. I could tell it was good but 55min episodes with seemingly endless scenes of hushed discussions had me reaching for my phone too often...

Managed to make it to the board room scene of season one on my latest attempt and was hooked.

Haven't started season three yet, might wait for it to finish so I can watch it all in one go.[/QUOTE]
 
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The way Shiv is so desperate for even a crumb of her dad's approval and he gives her nothing. It's painful to watch, yet you can't look away.
She's become SO cringe since leaving her role as a political strategist to join Waystar. She both tries to be a boss bitch and take the lead, while also pandering to her Dad, and you can tell Logan hates it. Painful. Testament to her acting though!
 
Kendall told her you're the next me and she really is.

That said, Kendall's glimmer of happiness at seeing his dad only for him to completely reject him yet again was heartbreaking. This show is becoming a little too cruel for me, especially coming from an emotionally distant family.
 
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This season is shaping-up to be a look on how the 0,1% are extremely incompetent, highly-functioning morons enabled by hordes of sycophants.

Nobody really knows what they are doing - all their actions are egoic, and entire companies (with huge implications on reality) are managed with a vacuous viciousness. The 4 sons (and their father) have no idea on how to run a business, how to be professional, or what is like to have an ethical spine. All power, no humanity.

At the end, it's all about private jets - it's always about the private jets, isn't it?
 
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