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New series Succession on HBO

Ten episodes starting in June. The teaser trailer looks good. I’m guessing the main character is primarily a composite of Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone.

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by Anonymousreply 25505/03/2021

I get some serious American Psycho vibe from the trailer.

by Anonymousreply 101/18/2018

Just watched the trailer again and it looks good. Frank Rich is one of the producers.

by Anonymousreply 201/25/2018

I'm a fan of Brian Cox since "Manhunter" days; I'm in.

by Anonymousreply 301/25/2018

Just saw the trailer for this. Hopefully there'll be something gay related

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by Anonymousreply 404/16/2018

Loving that schnozz in OP's pic. Who is he and why aren't I riding his face yet?

by Anonymousreply 504/16/2018

His name is Jeremy Strong,

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by Anonymousreply 604/16/2018

Official trailer.

Looks exhausting and also straight as fuck.

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by Anonymousreply 704/27/2018

Official Trailer. This looks really good!!!

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by Anonymousreply 805/21/2018

Ohh how quaint HBO is still a thing.

Doesn't even look good enough to pirate.

by Anonymousreply 905/21/2018

Sounds like your Basic Boring Business Soap from the '80s, daytime or night.

by Anonymousreply 1005/21/2018

Anybody watch the premiere last night? I thought it was pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 1106/04/2018

Are there ANY hot men associated with this project?


Meh. Next.

by Anonymousreply 1206/04/2018

Just watched the first episode. Well, that's a hot [non]Tranny Mess! Cheese, cheese, True-Cheese©.

by Anonymousreply 1306/10/2018

This show should be A LOT better with its pedigree, but it’s unfunny satire drama mishmash with extremely unlikable characters.

by Anonymousreply 1406/10/2018

Renewed. Whut?

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by Anonymousreply 1506/11/2018

Did this show even have anything gay related? If not, probably why it was renewed.

by Anonymousreply 1606/11/2018

This over reaching King Lear imitation is a bore. Not one character to respect or like. Rich white people fighting over power and money- boring.

by Anonymousreply 1706/11/2018

The Culkin kid growed up nice.

by Anonymousreply 1806/11/2018

HBO was never going to cancel a show with Frank Rich (Veep) as one of its showrunners after one season.

by Anonymousreply 1906/11/2018

[quote] Sounds like your Basic Boring Business Soap from the '80s, daytime or night

If only this show were as good as an 80's soap. It's boring as fuck. None, and I mean absolutely NONE of the characters are likable. But the worst thing is that they aren't even unlikable either. They're just boring. And they are all unattractive. I could go to my local mall and find 20 people who are 100% better looking than this cast. The entire cast is so un-energetic and lethargic. So is the show

A Spanish soap is more interesting and I don't even know Spanish, but I know when I flick through the channels the Spanish soaps look like something's going on. Succession has nothing going on

by Anonymousreply 2006/11/2018

The actress playing the daughter is attractive but zero eye candy amongst the male cast.

by Anonymousreply 2106/12/2018

r19 That was my first thought as well - a courtesy renewal that wouldn't shit up anyone's resume. I fully expect them to pull the plug next season.

Also, I'm slowly approaching a point where I won't watch a TV show that doesn't feature any gay characters. I'm sorry but there's so much good stuff out there that I don't need to put up with this shit in 2018. It's becoming as bad in my eyes as having an all-white cast. And judging by the trailer, this show is a double offender.

by Anonymousreply 2206/12/2018

Yeah, it is strange that there’s not one gay character in a show with an ensemble cast.

by Anonymousreply 2306/12/2018

In 2018 it's almost unacceptable. R23

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by Anonymousreply 2506/16/2018

It’ll be huge in the UK. They love shows with assholes in them.

by Anonymousreply 2606/17/2018

Well, the fitness trainer was certainly hot. Maybe he’s gay?

by Anonymousreply 2706/17/2018

That's Brock Yurick. And he's gay

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by Anonymousreply 2806/17/2018

Seeing himself on TV

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by Anonymousreply 2906/17/2018

[quote]Did this show even have anything gay related?

The Culkin character mentioned dick in the ass, I am assuming he is gay

by Anonymousreply 3006/18/2018

Just like the HBO series “Looking”, I hated it and stopped watching because I couldn’t relate to any of. the characters. There’s no reason to watch if I don’t see “me” on the screen.


by Anonymousreply 3106/18/2018

The Culkin character is trying to manipulate the hot male trainer into some kind of sexual arrangement. Not sure why he jerked off all over the window.

by Anonymousreply 3206/18/2018

What's strange is the review I read said it was funny, not laugh out loud funny but they compared to Arrested Development. They need more eye candy. I think the Jeremy Strong is a good actor but definitely not nearly as hot as Mark Strong.

by Anonymousreply 3306/18/2018

It’s not funny - just reminds me of Trump and kids.

by Anonymousreply 3406/18/2018

[R30] I came here to see if anyone else was watching this show because Culkin’s character is hella gay. It’s kinda of pathetic that he’s manipulating the trainer instead of just being straight about wanting to fuck him. Surely his money can compensate for his lack of charm and looks

by Anonymousreply 3506/18/2018

Didn’t Brock Yurich used to make cam videos where he’s showing his naked ass? I remember a link to one of those being posted in a thread on DL. I wonder if that was part of his audition tape for Succession!

by Anonymousreply 3606/18/2018

Every one of the male characters alludes to gay sex and several of them look like they’d suck a cock to get ahead or are hiding behind a straight facade. It’s not a show about sex, but about power, wealth and validation. I think there’s potential to create a gay arc of a story and yes, some of it is funny in a calculated, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” bumbling kind of way. Just finished 3rd episode.

by Anonymousreply 3706/20/2018

Really, really awful acting and the dialogue is horrible. What was the point?

by Anonymousreply 3806/20/2018

I disagree, R38. I think the acting is terrific and the dialogue is intelligent and even witty at times. I don’t see how the constant bickering will sustain itself over ten episodes, though.

by Anonymousreply 3906/20/2018

I hate the sister's fiance, what an asshole

by Anonymousreply 4006/20/2018

Pros: The acting and writing are pretty strong. It is also well-shot. Brian Cox is good. Cons: There is not a single character with any redeeming qualities. This is a show about horrible people across the board.

by Anonymousreply 4106/20/2018

R41 but isn’t that also true about Veep?

by Anonymousreply 4206/20/2018

[quote] I hate the sister's fiance, what an asshole

It's funny. He's a pretty posh British actor. He really is doing a good job as an asshole, idiot American

by Anonymousreply 4306/21/2018

I’ve never liked Matthew McFadyen in anything but he’s very funny as Shiv’s fiance.

by Anonymousreply 4406/22/2018

This series should be called Rich Assholes. Not even one of the main characters is likeable or has any redeeming qualities. I don’t know if it’s Trump fatigue but watching a show of nothing but rich selfish narcissistic sociopaths isn’t entertaining. At least in shows about rich people like Dallas or Dynasty there were a few good characters you cared about. All these characters are being written or improvised to such insufferable extremes that it feels more like an episode of Oz.

by Anonymousreply 4506/25/2018

Matt McFadd is in this? I saw it OnDemand, but bypassed it because it's description didn't sound very interesting, but I do like Matt McFadd - he was in PBS "Little Dorrit" and of course he played Fitzwilliam Darcy to Keira Knightly's Elizabeth Bennet back in 2005.

by Anonymousreply 4606/25/2018

For those who were wondering the RECCNY Ball was shot at Cipriani in the Wall Street district.

by Anonymousreply 4706/25/2018

I liked the Thanksgiving episode. Marcia’s son is yummy.

by Anonymousreply 4807/03/2018

[quote]It’s not funny - just reminds me of Trump and kids.

[quote]Cons: There is not a single character with any redeeming qualities. This is a show about horrible people across the board.

I like it [italic]because[/italic] the characters are so rotten. And the oldest sons has a Don Jr. vibe about him that makes the show even more enjoyable to me.

I don't necessarily watch a TV series or movie to relate to or care about the characters. (That's why I love VEEP.)

Not everything needs some kind of moral compass. In fact, sometimes that's the point: there IS none.

by Anonymousreply 4907/03/2018

I made it 4 episodes. This show is..dull.

by Anonymousreply 5007/03/2018

Just what I want to see. A reprehensible family of greedy, cut throat bastards. Pure fiction, right?

(And isn’t like 90% of the cast from the UK? Here’s an idea - hire Americans who know how to do American accents)

by Anonymousreply 5107/03/2018

R51, the only Brits in thr cast are Brian Cox (Logan) and Matthew McFadyen (Tom). Sarah Snook (Shiv) is Australian. Hiam Abbas (Marcia) is Iraeli.The rest are Americans. Most of the production team are Briish, though. The last two episodes were shot in England.

by Anonymousreply 5207/04/2018

Are people actually still watching this? The ratings are in the toilet. It has zero buzz. I bet HBO reneges on its second season renewal. I don’t know anyone watching this show.

by Anonymousreply 5307/04/2018

R54 - I did a Wiki check and saw the ratings have been fairly consistent.

Certainly more people are watching this than were watching Here and Now.

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by Anonymousreply 5407/04/2018

R53-uhhh, WRONG. Its ratings aren’t in the toilet. It’s true there are people who hate it but there are people who LOVE it. Vinyl was too expensive to produce which is why HBO reneged on a Season 2. It won’t happen with this one.

by Anonymousreply 5507/04/2018

I’m still not sure if I liked Vinyl.

by Anonymousreply 5607/04/2018

After the 2008 Recession and all that Wall St fuckery —and now with Trump in charge bringing it all back? Watching rich sociopathic fucks with 1%er problems is not my idea of a good time. I can watch CNN for that.

by Anonymousreply 5707/04/2018

The most recent episode was GREAT. Poor Kendall.

by Anonymousreply 5807/11/2018

I like it. I think it's hilarious to watch their lives fall apart. Kendall is kind of likeable.

by Anonymousreply 5907/11/2018

The Culkin kid is trying way too hard to be the interesting asshole character. Every episode is him doing something "shocking" or saying anything un-PC to show how "cool" he is. You're not edgy, kid. Give it up already.

by Anonymousreply 6007/11/2018


I was happy to see Kendall get his ass kicked he’s too weak and stupid to beat his father. He doesn’t deserve to be king.

by Anonymousreply 6107/12/2018

The New Mexico episode was great.

by Anonymousreply 6207/17/2018

" I don’t see how the constant bickering will sustain itself over ten episodes, though."

Have faith, dear brother, have faith.

by Anonymousreply 6307/17/2018

Is Culkin gay in real life? I've always had a crush on him and loved his horny gay character in Scott Pilgrim.

by Anonymousreply 6407/21/2018

I don’t think he is.

by Anonymousreply 6507/22/2018

Is this a straight, boring, "relevant" version of Sexy Dirty Money for douchebags?

by Anonymousreply 6607/22/2018

Uhhhh, RIGHT R55. It’s numbers are terrible, it consistently comes in at the very bottom of Sunday shows, and it LOSES viewers every week. No one cares about or is watching this show. It has no buzz which is critical for HBO. After multiple episodes, it barely rates sixty posts here. CANCELED. Bye bitch.

by Anonymousreply 6707/22/2018

Hey, idiot/R67, it’s been renewed for a second season.

Bye bitch.

by Anonymousreply 6807/22/2018

A very perceptive rave:

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by Anonymousreply 6907/22/2018

I want to see all of the kids moms. And how that plays out. I hope they have some good actresses lined up.

by Anonymousreply 7007/22/2018

Hate it so far and I wanted to like it. I usually love business soaps or dark family dramas, but this is just a bunch of assholes doing asshole shit. Boring boring boring. The Culjin kid is especially noxious.

by Anonymousreply 7107/22/2018

R70, Harriet Walter plays Shiv’s mom. The last two episodes were shot in a castle in Gloucestershire, England.

by Anonymousreply 7207/22/2018

Last night’s episode was great. Kendall looks so much better with facial hair.

by Anonymousreply 7307/23/2018

Completely drawn in. Some of the dialogue is very well-written (the scene with the stepmom and the bimbo in New Mexico made me laugh) and the acting is fantastic, especially the father and Kendall.

None of the characters, except the father, is completely horrible and the theme of adult kids still jostling for a distant father's affection and approval, while navigating their own relationships, is universal.

by Anonymousreply 7407/24/2018

Matthew MacFadyen is the best thing in this.

by Anonymousreply 7507/24/2018

I agree, R75. He’s fucking hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 7607/25/2018

[quote]Uhhhh, RIGHT R55. It’s numbers are terrible, it consistently comes in at the very bottom of Sunday shows, and it LOSES viewers every week. No one cares about or is watching this show.

To add to what R67 said, you're wrong: the show is not losing viewers.

I made the argument @ R54 that viewership has been consistent.

In fact, the premier episode had 582,000 viewers and the one this past Sunday had 637,000.

by Anonymousreply 7707/25/2018

The show hasn’t grabbed some people but there are some people who absolutely love it. I think it will be a big deal when it starts airing in the UK next week. They appreciate shows about assholes over there.

by Anonymousreply 7807/25/2018

Slow. Boring. The hesitated speech pattern used by all of them makes me want to blow a hole thru the TV. I've given up on it.

by Anonymousreply 7907/25/2018

Love that upper lip on Kendall. Does anyone else? The long masculine upper lip. Anyone seen him nude?

Also love Tom. Would love to fuck with both of them. So hot!

by Anonymousreply 8007/31/2018

Harriet Walter was great as the mother this last week. I hope she returns next season.

I like the actress playing Siobhan as well.

by Anonymousreply 8107/31/2018

Loved the mother’s line to Cousin Greg-“Your father tried to sleep with half the men in Saucalito.”

by Anonymousreply 8207/31/2018

[quote] (And isn’t like 90% of the cast from the UK? Here’s an idea - hire Americans who know how to do American accents)

Brian Cox's character is from Scotland just as Cox himself is.

Marcia is Israeli just as the actress who plays her is.

The only two characters who are playing Americans who are not Americans themselves are Siobhan (Sarah Snook is Australian) and Tom (Matthew MacFadyen is British), and they are both affecting decent American accents.

by Anonymousreply 8307/31/2018

There's only one mother of the children we haven't seen yet: Connor's mom. They've not even mentioned yet who she is or if she's still alive.

The mother of the other three children is Lady Caroline. Since the children don't have British accents they must have been raised in the US--they've not really explained that yet either.

by Anonymousreply 8407/31/2018

R84, the reclining blonde woman we see in the opening is supposed to be Caroline, I guess. Sharon Stone would have been great casting.

by Anonymousreply 8507/31/2018

R84, thr kids probably split their time between the US and the UK. Cheltenham was where Roman was put in a dog cage and that’s in England.

by Anonymousreply 8607/31/2018

I really like this show but the underground party scenes were awful. And didn't Shiv's fiance hook up with a trannie who shot in his mouth? But in the wedding scenes she was a bio woman. Can someone clear this up for me?

by Anonymousreply 8707/31/2018

She just looked like a trannie but she is all woman.

by Anonymousreply 8807/31/2018

Which ones are full siblings?

by Anonymousreply 8907/31/2018

I think Caroline is Roman and Shiv’s mother but Connor and Kendall have different mothers.

by Anonymousreply 9007/31/2018

And didn't Shiv's fiance hook up with a trannie who shot in his mouth?

No, it was an actual (but very tall) woman, who later shows up at the wedding in the UK. Tom shot his wad in her mouth, and then she gave him a snowball (i.e. she passed his own load back into his mouth).

by Anonymousreply 9107/31/2018

No, Connor's mother is Logan's first wife. The mother of Kendall, Roman, and Shiv is Caroline Collingwood, Logan's second wife.

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by Anonymousreply 9207/31/2018

Caroline looks too young to be Kendall’s mother but whatever.

by Anonymousreply 9307/31/2018

With some fine tuning in S2, this has a lot of potential.

by Anonymousreply 9407/31/2018

[quote] Caroline looks too young to be Kendall’s mother but whatever.

Harriet Walter, who plays Caroline, was born in 1950.

Jeremy Strong, who plays Kendall, was born in 1978.

She is plenty old enough to be his mother.

by Anonymousreply 9507/31/2018

I luv the theme music!!

by Anonymousreply 9608/01/2018

So do I, R96. It’s brilliant. I like the bridge even better than the main melody.

by Anonymousreply 9708/01/2018

Theme music.

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by Anonymousreply 9808/01/2018

Is there any nudity on the show?

by Anonymousreply 9908/01/2018

No, R99.

by Anonymousreply 10008/02/2018

Looking forward to the season finale Sunday night. I have a feeling the dad will croak.

by Anonymousreply 10108/03/2018

I watched half of the first episode weeks ago and was bored, and tuned out. Then I came back and binged the next few episodes last weekend, and am now hooked. I like the look, the dialogue and the dark humor. I hate several of the main characters, but that's what a good soap does, right?

Looking forward to the season finale, and the next batch of episodes in a year or so. Are we sure it has been renewed?

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by Anonymousreply 10308/03/2018

If the dad doesn't croak, I have a sense the buyout of Waystar/Royco will be successful and the father will be ousted.

by Anonymousreply 10408/03/2018

Good seaon finale. That poor server.

by Anonymousreply 10508/05/2018

It was a weird way to end the season. There's absolutely no tension about what will happen next season. Kendall lost his bid to takeover and was humiliated by his father; Siobhan confessed her infidelity and asked for an open marriage from Tom, and he forgave her on both counts, and got to throw Nate out of the castle. So the two major plot threads of the season are pretty thoroughly resolved, and there's no cliffhanger for what will happen next.

by Anonymousreply 10608/05/2018

I also don't know why they set out to evoke Chappaquiddick so directly.

by Anonymousreply 10708/05/2018

It badly needs some good looking men in the cast...

by Anonymousreply 10808/06/2018

Marcia’s son Amir is a hottie.

by Anonymousreply 10908/06/2018

Oh my god Kendall is a fucking mess can’t even articulate what the hell hes trying to do. Even with his father sick and barely functioning Kendall is still bitched out by him.

by Anonymousreply 11008/06/2018

The Chappaquiddick thing last night was really weird. You could really see it coming when they got into the car and Kendall offered to drive--it was too transparently set up.

I actually though Kendall looked really hot with his shirt off.

by Anonymousreply 11108/06/2018

Connor said that as President he wouldn’t be paying tax. Americans never say “paying tax,” we say “paying taxes.”

by Anonymousreply 11208/06/2018

I think they all grew up in England for a bit R112. At least the last three did. Not really sure of the eldest's story yet.

by Anonymousreply 11308/06/2018

Some of you people truly have zero taste. It's a compelling, exciting show with top tier actors and wonderful writing.

by Anonymousreply 11408/06/2018

The oldest one (Connor) also was in England growing up at least partially. He remembered Roman wanting to be placed in the dog kennel in Cheltenham.

by Anonymousreply 11508/06/2018

Yeah but Connor’s probably lived the major portion of his life in the US. He wouldn’t say “paying tax.” That’s the only Brit colloquialism that was used by the kids. I just think it slipped by with nobody bothering to correct it. Both the writer and director are British.

by Anonymousreply 11608/06/2018

Was this good??

by Anonymousreply 11708/06/2018

Yes, I love it. Was hooked from the beginning.

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by Anonymousreply 11908/07/2018

Awesome series that started a bit slowly and got better every week. The finale was great, and I didn’t need some cliched cliffhanger to return for a season 2. There’s plenty to wonder about as far as what happens to every character.

Strong acting, witty and biting writing, good business stories, great production values....I’m hooked.

Are the characters likable? No. Usually that’s a death knell for a series — but not with SUCCESSION. It’s hard to explain, because while I’m not really rooting for anyone, I’m engrossed anyway.

I MUCH prefer this than to a serious cowboy/western drama like YELLOWSTONE with Kevin Costner. It’s beautiful to look at, but there’s just not enough plot and too many meaningless scenes that scream WTF?

by Anonymousreply 12008/07/2018

amen, r120

by Anonymousreply 12108/07/2018

One critic's take on the series . . .

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by Anonymousreply 12208/09/2018

Would recommend this series to anyone intelligent who loves dark comedy and good drama. A soap opera for smart people.

The production design in the castle was stunning. The dialogue is often excellent - witty and sharp.

And the characters almost each have a redeeming feature that contrasts with their dickishness: the Caulkin guy caring if anyone died in the rocket blast and saving his brother from his own drug abuse.

Kendall loving his wife and children, and, deep-down, loving his father too much and wanting his father's love in return. Shiv realizing that her husband (a brilliant character) actually truly loves her for herself and so attempting to protect him even as she goes for the jugular with her father. Greg the Egg. Marcia claiming to put family first. Even the father in the car with Shiv before the wedding displays true affection for her.

Very much enjoying this.

by Anonymousreply 12308/09/2018

Thanks for the Voice review link, r 122. This series turned out to be a lot more than it seemed it was going to be after the first episode or two.

by Anonymousreply 12408/09/2018

[quote] Yeah but Connor’s probably lived the major portion of his life in the US.

There's no way you could possibly know that one way or the other.

You're just guessing.

Admit it.

by Anonymousreply 12508/09/2018

Hey, jerk off/R125, the accent is usually the tip-off. Grow a brain and maybe you can comprehend the concept.

by Anonymousreply 12608/09/2018

Just finished the first season. Terrific show, and it did get better as it went along. The show really understands family dynamics which I think is its ultimate subject. What a great cast - not just the leads but the supporting players too. I love the woman who plays the ball-busting general counsel.

Not a cliffhanger finale per se but there's a lot in play for the second season - Kendall having to rebuild his life (again) and being back under Logan's thumb ... continued questions about Logan's mental and physical health ... Greg's possession of the supposedly shredded cruise line documents, which now potentially implicates both Logan and Senator Eavis (and Tom) ... Connor's vanity presidential bid ... and what the hell is going on with Roman's sexuality?

There did turn out to be a gay character, btw ... the Asian tech CEO whose company Waystar bought up in the first episode. He has his boyfriend/husband along to dinner with Roman, in the episode about the no confidence vote. Roman seemed like he wanted to suggest a threesome. The actor, Rob Yang, was listed in the opening credits despite a pretty small role, so I assume he'll be back for the second season.

I found it interesting how Logan's health seemed to improve as he fought back against Kendall's no-confidence vote and takeover attempt ... it was like he drew strength from it.

by Anonymousreply 12708/14/2018

One of the impressive elements of this series has been its effective use of real locations, including city locations and overseas sites that appear to be very real, especially outdoors. Another from the past season that did this was "Killing Eve."

Contrast, say, "Dynasty" or "Knots Landing," which were faves of mine as a youngster but was not far removed from a daytime soap. A few outdoor scenes now and then, but mostly the same sets inside a studio week after week.

by Anonymousreply 12808/14/2018

Agreed, R127, the show is about family dynamics. It's about a parent who metes out affection and approval and how that can completely fuck up his children and their relationships to him, to each other and to the world in general.

Add the visuals of the fantastic wealth and privilege of the Roy family (the castle episodes were pure eye candy), the sharp dialogue and the excellent acting (agree about the actress who plays the general counsel being very talented) and it's a great ride.

The addition of the Bernie-esque presidential candidate is a stroke of genius.

by Anonymousreply 12908/14/2018

R127, I'm not so sure Logan is a weak as he displays. I think he's playing with Kendall and the everyone else. He remembered that I Went to Market game hours later. in NM, they said Logan wouldn't go swimming and that he doesn't trust water. Lo and behold, after everyone leaves, he's seen sorta swimming. He seems to know what's going on business -wise as well. I think he's playing a weird cat-and-mouse game with Kendall to determine if he's the right person to take over the business.

Kendall wasn't even smart enough to realize that Marcia, Amir and Logan were trying to help him out of the dead waiter issue. They kept suggesting that the waiter was a thief and perhaps stole his access card. He kept saying no.

I would like to know what Marcia is up to. She seems really shrewd. And it's odd that Logan seems to have genuine affection for her.

by Anonymousreply 13008/14/2018

None of the kids are strong. Kendall talks a good game, but, as seen by his frantic search for drugs just before a power call, he's not up to a leadership role. Their father has emasculated them.

I have seen this over and over with the children of the rich, famous or powerful. They don't feel worthy (deep-down -on the surface they're little shits) because they didn't earn the money, so they destroy themselves. It would be sad if they weren't so entitled.

However, I think that Kendall is going to get his mojo and challenge his father again, because otherwise what kind of intrigue is there going forward?

Maybe Connor is the dark horse and will emerge as a leader, but he (and Roman) are so silly now that's hard to imagine.

Shiv, for all her supposed success as a political operative, still seems like a dilettante, too tied to Daddy emotionally.

Someone in one of the threads asked about money. I'm guessing by the kids' comments that they've already inherited large sums, which is interesting in itself because why would Daddy give them money (independence) knowing full well that it would give them some control over their own lives?

And I agree that Marcia is fascinating and seems to have a genuine affection for Logan.

I'm going to rewatch because I'm sure that there's a lot of great dialogue I missed the first time.

by Anonymousreply 13108/14/2018

[quote] He remembered that I Went to Market game hours later. in NM, they said Logan wouldn't go swimming and that he doesn't trust water. Lo and behold, after everyone leaves, he's seen sorta swimming.

He had scars all over his back, so I assume he is hiding that from everyone but his wives or women he sleeps with. They looked like whipping scars.

by Anonymousreply 13208/14/2018

[quote] Someone in one of the threads asked about money. I'm guessing by the kids' comments that they've already inherited large sums, which is interesting in itself because why would Daddy give them money (independence) knowing full well that it would give them some control over their own lives?

The kids have all clearly a lot of money now even with their father alive. Connor has that enormous compound in New Mexico, and the other three have beautiful and incredibly expensive homes in Manhattan: Roman lives in a coop, and Shiv and Kendall live in brownstones.

They may have inherited money from other relatives.We don't know if Connor's mom is still alive, and the mother of the other three seems to come from a wealthy aristocratic English family.

by Anonymousreply 13308/14/2018

Oh yeah, I noticed those scars, too, r132. Current wife? Second wife? First wife? Self-flagellation?

I couldn't remember from where I knew the actor playing the father, until I saw him in part of one of those Bourne movies over the weekend on cable (sorry, I can't keep those movies separated in my mind...Supremacy? Legacy? Whatever). The old character actor is good at playing a powerful villain, but I look forward to more subtlety in the next season of this show.

by Anonymousreply 13408/14/2018

"Not a single character with any redeeming qualities"

Oh I heard about this one -- "Life at the White House."

by Anonymousreply 13508/14/2018

I would guess the scars were from childhood, r134. They may explain why he's been so ruthless and damaged his entire life.

by Anonymousreply 13608/14/2018

R132, I completely forgot about those. What the fuck is that about!? Can't wait until next season starts. I'm finding this as intriguing as Billions on SHO.

by Anonymousreply 13708/21/2018

It's way better than Billions. I gave up on that after a season. This show is so expensive to make. I love it tho

by Anonymousreply 13808/21/2018

You have quite a wait ahead, R137. The second season doesn’t start shooting until January and most likely won’t air until next September at the earliest. Sunday night in the summer of 2019 on HBO will all be about the final season of Game of Thrones.

by Anonymousreply 13908/21/2018

I was sick to my stomach watching that hearing today.

If that fat fucking candy-Barr withholds portions of Mueller’s report from the public, can Mueller testify before Congress and spill all the beans? If yes, what legal ramifications, if any, could Mueller face?

by Anonymousreply 14001/15/2019

^^^^^^^ Sorry, wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 14101/15/2019

Heh heh, R141.

I wonder if Succession might include the government shutdown in S2.

by Anonymousreply 14201/15/2019

Season 2 started shooting this week. Next week they shoot out in the Hamptons.

by Anonymousreply 14301/25/2019

An Oscar winner for Best Actress has joined the cast in a recurring role in Season 2. And a Tony winner for Best Actress will be in one episode.

by Anonymousreply 14403/29/2019

Shooting in Lake Placid at the end of the month.

by Anonymousreply 14504/08/2019

[quote]If only this show were as good as an 80's soap. It's boring as fuck. None, and I mean absolutely NONE of the characters are likable. But the worst thing is that they aren't even unlikable either.


by Anonymousreply 14604/17/2019

Season 2 starts airing in August.

by Anonymousreply 14705/03/2019

Yup, and here's the teaser.

I finally relented and watched it last year and it's great. Still weirded out by the almost complete absence of black people, though. In NYC, of all places. No gays anywhere to be seen either. There's an unusual number of Indian Americans, so that's nice I guess.

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by Anonymousreply 14805/03/2019

Well, Logan Roy has been established as somewhat racist.

by Anonymousreply 14905/03/2019

They’re shooting in Scotland for the next few weeks.

by Anonymousreply 15005/15/2019

Tracey Ullman has been portraying this entire family brilliantly!

by Anonymousreply 15105/15/2019

Holly Hunter Joins HBO Drama Series ‘Succession’

[quote]Hunter will play Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate.

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by Anonymousreply 15205/21/2019

I bet her character ends up fucking the father.

by Anonymousreply 15305/21/2019

I watched the first season. I kept hoping it would get better. It did not. There is not one likable character in the whole bunch.

by Anonymousreply 15405/21/2019

The cousin (Greg) is very likeable. I just wish there was someone lickable amongst the male cast.

by Anonymousreply 15505/21/2019

[quote]I watched the first season. I kept hoping it would get better. It did not. There is not one likable character in the whole bunch.

I agree 100%.

Quelle surprise, yet another cable series featuring thoroughly unlikeable rich people. Isn't BILLIONS bad and annoying enough?

I couldn't get through the first season of this hot mess. The US is falling apart, mostly thanks to people like this, yet we are supposed to give a shit about this vile corrupt family? This series is not my idea of enjoyable escapism, mostly because these types of people do exist. The reality of it all is not something I want to see in a TV series.

What are the producers of these types of shows thinking? Is there really an audience for this garbage? I realize, there have always been TV shows about rich hateful families, but this series is not fun or camp like older TV shows such as DALLAS of DYNASTY. In this series, you can't root for anyone, if you do, you're a sociopath.

by Anonymousreply 15605/21/2019

r156 I had the exact same reservations about this show (also that it's too straight and white - look at my post at r7) but then I watched it and saw that the writers were actually making these rich fuckers squirm and I delighted in that. Of course I don't root for anyone but I can't help but be entertained by them fucking up and failing left and right.

Haven't watched Billions, even though it's constantly being recommended to me. I think one rich family show is enough for me.

by Anonymousreply 15705/21/2019

Exactly, R157. This show isn’t asking us to CARE about any of these people, we are actually told we can laugh at them. And yet, by the season finale, we did feel something for the main shithead Kendall when things went very wrong for him.

by Anonymousreply 15805/21/2019

R158, the thing is I don't care either way. I sure don't care to champion these types and I don't care to watch bad things happen to them either.

I simply don't care about these kinds of extremely wealthy people and their self-absorbed shallow lives.

by Anonymousreply 15905/21/2019

Their lives of self-created drama are not at all interesting to me.

I already know lots of people who constantly screw up their lives on purpose, they need 'drama' and constant attention. I sure don't need to see those types on TV.

by Anonymousreply 16005/21/2019

Then you’re missing out because Succession is one of the most well written, best acted shows on TV.

by Anonymousreply 16105/21/2019

Yes, the writing is excellent and I can fully appreciate it on that level, all the while finding the characters repugnant. I also enjoy some of the corporate intrigue.

I hope the gay Asian features more in the second season. I like him.

by Anonymousreply 16205/22/2019

Just finished S1 last night. Few thoughts.

Really well made show. Makes me want to be in NYC.

I don’t trust Marcy (the 3rd wife’s) son. Maybe it’s my Game of a Thrones hangover coming out but he knows too much for a non-family member, family member that wasn’t a longtime employee. He and his mother were present during a transparent discussion about covering up the (slightly) hot waiter’s death. Plus her son is silently promoted during the Thanksgiving episode.

Back to the son, he’s getting setup for an inheritance that will cause drama. The children were arguing in e1 about giving Marcy 2x voting share. Why would a housewife (I’m sure there is a LOT more to her) need double the power? Because she will pass some of her stocks to her son, depending on the rules of the will.

I like that I don’t like anyone. I am also biase in that I wanted a gay character. It’s teally odd that the show has very limited sex in any direction, but at the same time I respect it for keeping the story about family and power without using the tired trope about sex.

Finally, besides the Egg head cousin, the trainer that we see for 2 little scenes, and Marcy’s son, no one is fuckable. Please send some eye candy for S2

The Corporate Counsil actress and character is my favorite. I couldn’t place her until I remember that she played the crazy mom in Carrie 2: The Rage.

Trying to fix typos since im on my phone. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 16305/23/2019

Glad you caught up r163.

by Anonymousreply 16405/23/2019

Also, Tom leaving his friend behind for his lame bachelors party really pissed me off. They should have skipped his wedding.

He really is the worst and seems gay as a goose, but I am continually entertained by his antics and new money outlook.

The daughter’s politico ex-boyfriend is bitch-made. I would have told him to fuck off with putting that wine back in bottle. The daughter really likes dating weak men.

I loved how she springs the I want an open marriage thing on him on the wedding night. These people so whatever the fuck they want and never face consequences, it’s fabulous TV.

by Anonymousreply 16505/23/2019

[quote]Finally, besides the Egg head cousin, the trainer that we see for 2 little scenes, and Marcy’s son, no one is fuckable.

That trainer and Kieran Culkin need to fuck already. Though isn't Roman sexually dysfunctional in some way? He wants to be held or something instead of fucking, I can't recall anymore. I bet he's a homo.

by Anonymousreply 16605/23/2019

R163: that's J. Smith-Cameron. She brilliantly played the mother in the show "Rectify." She is married to playright Kenneth Lonegran.

by Anonymousreply 16705/23/2019

[quote]The Corporate Counsil actress and character is my favorite. I couldn’t place her until I remember that she played the crazy mom in Carrie 2: The Rage.

J. Smith-Cameron. She's so friggin' fab in this, I cannot.

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August 11th!

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by Anonymousreply 16905/23/2019

Matthew MacFadyen is the best thing in this.

by Anonymousreply 17005/23/2019

r170 He really is. So fucking clueless and awkward, I just want to smack him most of the time. But also endearing and relatable in a way.

by Anonymousreply 17105/23/2019

Love MM!

by Anonymousreply 17205/23/2019

r171 is he clueless though? He craves attention from them, new money, so to secure the bag he plays the lovebale doofus. He is vicious and calculators with Egg Head so there is a lot going on behind his public persona.

His wife couldn’t handle him if she saw his real persona. Very interesting character.

by Anonymousreply 17305/23/2019

R163, a gentle correction-the wife’s name is Marcia. Her son’s name is Amir.

by Anonymousreply 17405/23/2019

I love everything about this show from the casting to the crazy tinkly piano introduction music. Culkin runs with his character. The last episode was fantastic the marriage at that big English castle and that Chappaquiddick style cover up. The family is dysfunctional and I love it. Looking forward to the next season.

by Anonymousreply 17505/23/2019

I bet daddy dies at the end of Season 2 and Season 3 will be all about the mad scramble to take over the empire. It IS called Succession, after all.

by Anonymousreply 17605/23/2019

[quote]Makes me want to be in NYC.

WTF does that even mean? You think everyone in NYC is working in some type of high-powered big money drenched business? That every New Yorker is well heeled, sophisticated and super rich?

Boy, you'd be in for an extremely rude awakening! 😂 🤣😂 🤣

by Anonymousreply 17705/23/2019

Shut up, R177. I like R163.

by Anonymousreply 17805/23/2019

r176 Wasn't the first season kinda already about the mad scramble to take over the empire in case pops didn't make it?

by Anonymousreply 17905/23/2019

r177 it means that I have very little interest in NYC, I prefer Chicago (cleaner/more beautiful/affordable/better public transit), but the show makes NYC seem sexy. No, I don't think NYC is like that at all unless your a billionaire, like this fake family.

Love you too r178!

by Anonymousreply 18005/23/2019

The actor playing Cousin Greg, Nicholas Braun, responded to gay rumors by posting a picture of him kissing his straight best friend. I like that sense of humor, both guys are possibly straight.

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by Anonymousreply 18105/24/2019

This show has more teaser trailers than the Avengers. Here's another one.

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by Anonymousreply 18206/10/2019

It’s a good teaser. For a second you can spot Jeannie Berlin in it. I like her. I guess she’s a guest star.

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by Anonymousreply 18406/10/2019

Season 2 official trailer.

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by Anonymousreply 18507/11/2019

You can tell that 85 percent of posters upthread on this thread are 50+. They all complain about likeable or relatable characters.

The younger crowd loves misery and watching people humiliate themselves and each other, so they could give a fuck.

by Anonymousreply 18607/11/2019

I just finished this after taking a few months to get into it and I want more now.

J. Smith-Cameron really is one of the best things about the show. Every time she's on screen I get excited.

I still don't know if I'm attracted to Kieran Culkin.

by Anonymousreply 18707/11/2019

I'm now bingewatching season 1. I made it through 7 episodes yesterday, so I'm calling it compelling.

Someone upthread compared Jeremy Strong and Mark Strong. Are they related? I find Kendall the most interesting character. I will be neither sad nor surprised if Cousin Greg turns out to be gay. I love Matthew McFadyen in anything and everything, and he's really funny as Tom, as well as being convincingly American. I want to kill both the father and Kieran Culkin's character.

by Anonymousreply 18808/07/2019

[quote]The Chappaquiddick thing last night was really weird. You could really see it coming when they got into the car and Kendall offered to drive--it was too transparently set up.

r111 Soap opera cliche #34: Get in a car, die in a car.

by Anonymousreply 18908/08/2019

[quote]The cousin (Greg) is very likeable. I just wish there was someone lickable amongst the male cast.

I'd lick Cousin Greg from head to toe.

by Anonymousreply 19008/08/2019

[quote] Someone upthread compared Jeremy Strong and Mark Strong. Are they related?

No. Mark Strong's last name was Salussolia until his mother changed their names when they moved to England.

I'm a fan of Jeremy Strong which is why I can tolerate Kendall more than the other equally assholish Roy kids. I just want him to have a win.

by Anonymousreply 19108/10/2019

He sounds very interesting, r191. I had not heard of him before Succession.

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by Anonymousreply 19208/10/2019

Season 2 starts tonight. I think I'll wait until the season finishes before I start, so I can bingewatch it. I really like Jeremy Strong and the guy who plays Cousin Greg.

by Anonymousreply 19308/11/2019

Apart from the final couple of seconds, I didn't much care for that season opener. It was pretty weak, I thought.

by Anonymousreply 19408/12/2019

I see now someone has created a Season 2 thread...

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by Anonymousreply 19508/12/2019

Sarah Snook is fugly.

by Anonymousreply 19612/25/2019

White devil nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 19712/25/2019

Alan Ruck is low key excellent.

by Anonymousreply 19812/25/2019

Don't you DL Queens realize this topic was started just to publicize this FORGETTABLE show.

by Anonymousreply 19912/25/2019

I hated the ending of season one, I probably will not watch season 2 at all. That ending was absurd in every way.

by Anonymousreply 20012/25/2019

The lead is so unattractive Ibcould not get use to him being the lead. I am used to him now but the ending? That was unreasonable.

by Anonymousreply 20112/25/2019

Actually the tall kid is a pretty good actor. He is perfect in his believe him completly

by Anonymousreply 20212/25/2019

R201, he is in his 70s. How "attractive" do you think a man that old can be.

by Anonymousreply 20312/25/2019

Just finished Season 2. Kendall and Romulus have become more sympathetic the more when have seen them, Shiv less. Though they’re all awful. Her problem is the actress performs 100% in smirks, When she should limit them to 55%.

by Anonymousreply 20412/27/2019

Good old Greg, that Machiavellian fuck! I didn’t motive that he arrived on the yacht with Kendall. He has learned quite a bit from his grandfather James Cromwell.

Tom will feel so betrayed.

by Anonymousreply 20512/28/2019

Given the choice between fucking a Roy family member, Logan would come second behind Connor.

Brian Cox ain’t bad.

by Anonymousreply 20612/29/2019

Bump, late to the party, I’m about halfway through season 1. I’m enjoying it I guess, though I hate them all so much.

I agree completely with R79 about the halting delivery, so annoying. Seems to be the Brit and Australian doing it the most. Is that part of how they’re trained to do an American accent? I’ve noticed it in other instances, like Rebecca Hall in that Woody Allen movie.

by Anonymousreply 20711/12/2020

uh....who wants to watch a show bout creepy rich criminals....ugh

by Anonymousreply 20811/12/2020

Does the girl who plays Shiv have butt implants?

by Anonymousreply 20911/13/2020

Has season 3 filmed?

by Anonymousreply 21012/05/2020

Doubt it, r210

by Anonymousreply 21112/05/2020

Cousin Greg came out with a hipster music video about antibodies!

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I low-key hate myself for wanting to buy this corny ass sweatshirt

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by Anonymousreply 21312/05/2020

[quote] Bump, late to the party, I’m about halfway through season 1. I’m enjoying it I guess, though I hate them all so much.

I felt the same way, I watched it because there's wasn't much else on. But you have to watch Season two. The last 5 minutes of the last episode is FABULOUS

It's a a slow burn, but the payoff was worth it

Watch the second season, come back and tell me if I was wrong

by Anonymousreply 21412/05/2020

The last episode of season two is rated 9.8 on IMDB

by Anonymousreply 21512/05/2020

S3 starter shooting last month.

by Anonymousreply 21612/05/2020

It was shooting in my neighborhood in lower Manhattan last week. I spotted Jeremy Strong and the tall guy who plays Cousin Greg being walked to their trailer. Both were wearing those upside down face shields.

by Anonymousreply 21712/05/2020

R214 yes I did end up watching the whole thing and totally agree with you!

by Anonymousreply 21812/05/2020

I’ve gotten into the annoying habit of talking like Shiv and Roman. “”

by Anonymousreply 21912/05/2020

Shiv is a cunt

by Anonymousreply 22012/05/2020

I think Logan will order a hit on Kendall.

by Anonymousreply 22112/09/2020

To show him what a "killer" really is?

by Anonymousreply 22212/09/2020

My favourite episode was at the dinner where Cherry Jones pretended she cooked, and the boorish New Yorker Roy family were rolling their eyes when the precious Pierces recited Shakespeare at the table.

Rich white assholes come in all shades.

by Anonymousreply 22312/09/2020

I hope Marcia comes back for Season 3. Maybe Logan will need her for his fight against Kendall.

by Anonymousreply 22412/12/2020

Started a rewatch tonight and keep getting distracted by how little this family resembles one another. You've got Old Man Grizzly, Israeli junkie, friend of Ferris, Kiki Culkin, and Irish lady. In no world are these people from the same genetic pool.

by Anonymousreply 22512/28/2020

Irish lady is actually an Aussie. And they had two different moms so there’s a reason they don’t all look similar.

by Anonymousreply 22612/29/2020

And by Israeli junkie do you mean Marcia? She’s their stepmother.

by Anonymousreply 22712/29/2020

I meant Kendall.

by Anonymousreply 22812/29/2020

No, Israeli, Kiki and Irish have the same English mother.

by Anonymousreply 22912/29/2020

I want Nicholas Braun very badly.

by Anonymousreply 23012/29/2020

Agreed R230, much of my time watching the show is spent thinking about Greg and Tom kissing, and eventually flip fucking.

I keep captions on so I can follow the dialogue while I daydream.

by Anonymousreply 23112/29/2020

The Armando Iannucci stable is obsessed with random tall guys.

Like Jonah in Vice.

by Anonymousreply 23201/01/2021

R230, you have very unusual taste

by Anonymousreply 23301/01/2021

Nicholas Braun’s smile is adorable.

by Anonymousreply 23401/01/2021

Mmm kay

by Anonymousreply 23501/01/2021

It’s shooting at a restaurant near me in the West 50s this morning. I’ve spotted Jeremy Strong walking inside, wearing one of those upside down face shields.

by Anonymousreply 23601/22/2021

Thanks for the report R236. I can't wait for this show to come back.

by Anonymousreply 23701/22/2021

I'm excited about this!

by Anonymousreply 23801/23/2021

It’s shooting at Cipriani on South Street tonight. They shot there for an episode in Season 1, too.

by Anonymousreply 23903/19/2021

Thanks for the report R239. I miss these motherfuckers.

by Anonymousreply 24003/19/2021

It shot at The Shed at Hudson Yards all last week.

by Anonymousreply 24104/24/2021

This show is set to blow the fuck up if it can hold the momentum from season two. If the writing holds up, by the of season three, HBO will have another Sopranos on its hands.

by Anonymousreply 24204/24/2021

Shooting in East Hampton this week.

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by Anonymousreply 24304/27/2021

I'm just happy this show survived. it's very expensive to make since they shoot on location. Being in NYC, which was a COVID hotspot, and having an ancient lead had me worried. At this point, no one else can play Logan. Happy to see that HBO and the show gave the show time.

I have Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Before HBO Max was free with Hulu I was using HBO Go. One channel I'm happy to support. Plus HBO Max has made a lot of gay content over the past 1-2 years. Simply the best cable channel in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 24404/27/2021

[quote] This show is set to blow the fuck up if it can hold the momentum from season two.

Shit's about to get real!

by Anonymousreply 24504/27/2021

Does anyone know if the pandemic will figure into this season or is it set in before times?

by Anonymousreply 24604/27/2021

I've been wondering that as well for shows like Euphoria. I sort of hope they don't factor that into these shows. Let us live in the fantasy without that stuff. But maybe they need to mention it for storylines to explain why some characters may not be in the same room.

by Anonymousreply 24704/27/2021

They’ll probably wear masks on occasion or Roman will be caused of infecting everyone but it will likely be a gag and not a plot line.

by Anonymousreply 24804/27/2021

I want to swallow every inch of Jeremy Strong.

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by Anonymousreply 24904/27/2021

I think Succession is set in an alternate reality (not in a Sci-Fi way) and so Covid won’t be a fixture at all.

by Anonymousreply 25004/27/2021

Jesse Armstrong has said that the pandemic will appear on the show but that it won’t be a foregrounded plot element.

by Anonymousreply 25104/27/2021

Adrian Brody will apparently be a guest star.

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by Anonymousreply 25205/02/2021

[quote] At this point, no one else can play Logan.

Maybe not. But the show does not need Logan to survive. The show is not strictly about Logan as much as it is about the empire he created.

And yes, I’m aware of the name of the show. This particular show could go in a million different directions and still be a succession drama.

by Anonymousreply 25305/02/2021

Hel-LO, Alexander Skarsgard.

I bet his character fucks Shiv.

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by Anonymousreply 25405/03/2021

This show is just teeming with big dick men.

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