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Geppetto
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I kept looking because I figured there was a thread on here for this show. Seems very much like that which many of the TWW would enjoy.

I'll leave the FPITT without any spoilers, but the show is a solid 8.5 to 9 out of 10. Much to like and little to vent about.

12/21/2018 8:04:09 PM

rwoody
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It seemed like there was something missing that I couldn't put my finger on, but I liked it overall even though it relies on cringe moments that give me minor anxiety.


And in 2018 tww, you might as well discuss it. Chances of this getting past 1 page are...slim.

12/21/2018 9:19:40 PM

Money_Jones
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I’ll preface by saying i have not watched a single episode...yet. I’ve heard mostly positive reviews, but even within the positive reviews, they mostly say it takes til episode 3 or 4 for it to really turn into a good show, and for a show with hour long episodes, I just haven’t been able to convince myself it’s worth starting just to get over the hump where it gets good yet.

12/21/2018 10:40:06 PM

Geppetto
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The first episode had me into it, even though it is mostly character development. Number two I was definitely a fan. I' say by 3 or 4 I was hooked.

The cast does a really great job of playing off each other without it seeing forced; each character adds a certain amount of value to the show. I also like that even though it is a drama I still get a number of quality laughs per episode.




****Spoiler****

I really liked the ending of this season. It took what was a clear cut path to Kendall winning against his father and how quickly he fucked it up, just like his father always suggested he would. I also really liked how everyone, inside and out, gets how fucked up that family is but it's like the drug they all can't quit.

12/22/2018 9:39:11 AM

rwoody
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The 2nd season of this show has been so so good. Really made the slow start of season 1 worth it. The acting on this show is amazing at every character, but Kendall, Shiv and Tom are perfect.

9/10/2019 3:19:23 PM

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Tom’s the best.

9/10/2019 11:51:16 PM

TKE-Teg
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This show is amazing. Brian Cox is PERFECT in this role.

9/11/2019 9:05:04 AM

rwoody
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It's crazy that Cox is great but he's barely even in my top 5 performances!

9/11/2019 9:15:41 AM

HCH
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This show does dinner scenes better than any other show in the history of TV.

9/11/2019 9:36:08 AM

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^
Sopranos but yeah they're really good.

9/11/2019 10:05:31 AM

rwoody
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Just so so good

9/18/2019 9:37:09 PM

HCH
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Quote :
"Syphilis is very much the MySpace TWW of STDs"


This show has been so great this season.

9/24/2019 9:37:12 AM

rwoody
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Chills. Guessed it and still, chills. This show is perfect.

10/13/2019 10:14:13 PM

Jeepin4x4
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I guess we'll be watching this next.

10/14/2019 2:12:44 PM

HCH
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Kendall should win all the awards. He actually annoyed me during the first season, but has been great this entire season.

10/14/2019 3:09:38 PM

federal
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^ that's KeN.W.A. to you

10/15/2019 4:33:56 PM

Wyloch
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*** spoilers ****









So, Logan got what he wanted, right? Shareholders want him out...he didn't want to straight up resign, nor did the family want him to....so he banked on Ken turning, which will force him to go out thereby pleasing all external parties as well as set up Kendall to survive and sit in the chair when the dust settles, right? Or was I reading too much into that ending...

10/16/2019 4:19:31 PM

rwoody
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I saw an interview with the writer where that floated that theory, he seemed surprised but pleased. Wouldn't really say what he intended.

I think the more common reading is the more obvious one, that Kendall finally lived up to his expectations

Here we go
https://www.vulture.com/2019/10/succession-season-2-finale-jesse-armstrong.html
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"My colleagues and I had a debate after the episode: Is it fair to assume that Logan was genuinely surprised by what Kendall did? Earlier in the episode, one of the shareholders suggests that he should step down. Is it possible he sacrificed Kendall knowing that Kendall might retaliate?
?Okay, wow. It’s fun to hear that people are coming up with their own interpretations like that. It feels unseemly, given the work we all do to create [the show], to then impose some binary decisions. I’ll just say, the show is the best version of the show. I’m happy for people to engage with it."


[Edited on October 16, 2019 at 5:52 PM. Reason : E]

10/16/2019 5:47:12 PM

moron
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I’m a few episodes in to the first season, and all the main characters seem to be a variation on the same basic personality type... it’s kinda weird...

10/20/2019 4:35:29 AM

federal
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it's almost as though they're all children of logan roy

10/20/2019 12:20:36 PM

dtownral
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Kendall is a worse Keanu Reeves

10/21/2019 7:22:29 AM

HCH
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LOL. So true. My imitation of season 1 Ken:

Quote :
"Uh. Yeah. So what's this?"

10/21/2019 2:27:34 PM

rwoody
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That reminds me of this "eveyone wants Logans M&Ms," pretty great
https://twitter.com/Buncahn/status/1183446961023676416?s=19

10/21/2019 4:38:39 PM

moron
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Just finished season 1. This show makes me want to start canvassing for Bernie Sanders

10/21/2019 8:53:11 PM

moron
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I’m liking the humor in season 2. Balances out the anger the show instills.

10/23/2019 12:00:01 AM

ViolentMAW
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I would so let Shiv use me.

10/26/2019 6:29:21 PM

dtownral
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um, eww

10/26/2019 8:47:11 PM

TKE-Teg
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^^yeah no

10/28/2019 8:27:29 AM

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