You’ve in all probability already heard that HBO’s “Succession” (which not too long ago accomplished its second season) is superb. And as three East Coast tech reporters, we had been in all probability the best targets for the present’s many charms.
Nonetheless, we felt like we needed to speak about it. In actual fact, our “Succession” overview on this episode of the Original Content podcast is maybe our most epic dialogue to date. And we in all probability would have gone for even longer, if we thought anybody would nonetheless be listening.
The collection revolves across the Roy household, whose patriarch Logan Roy (performed by Brian Cox) based and nonetheless leads the Waystar Royco media empire. All through the course of the 2 seasons, his 4 youngsters — inheritor obvious Kendall (Jeremy Robust), political fixer Shiv (Sarah Snook), snarky sensible aleck Roman (Kieran Culkin) and libertarian weirdo Connor (Alan Ruck) — all take turns vying for his or her father’s consideration and scheming towards him.
All three of us liked “Succession,” however even with out a lengthy argument concerning the present’s deserves, there was nonetheless a lot for us to debate: How a narrative with such morally bankrupt characters can nonetheless be so compelling, to what lengthen these characters are motivated by love versus hate versus greed (and whether or not they may even inform the distinction) and who, in the long run, deserves to take a seat on the company throne.
We additionally focus on subsequent week’s launch of Disney+ and Apple TV+, and which reveals we’re most enthusiastic about lastly watching.
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And if you wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:41 Apple/Disney dialogue
10:16 “Succession” spoiler-free overview
25:50 “Succession” spoiler dialogue