HBO' s "Succession" Any Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by audiomixer, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    I'm usually up for dark dramas; especially when it concerns the very rich.

    However, this show, lightly based on the Murdock empire, is a hard & dreary watch; a bunch of spoiled and dysfunctional characters that have no redeeming value as human beings.

    I watched 2 episodes of the inner family bickering & just couldn't take it anymore.

    Anybody else?
     
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  2. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    Haven't seen it but looks interesting.
     
  3. I watched 2 episodes but not sure if I will stick with it. I dislike every major character and can't see spending any more time with them. Just an awful, dysfunctional family with very little humor to relieve the pain. Good acting and direction all around, but to what purpose?
     
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  4. sberger

    sberger I like dirty records

    I watched and more or less enjoyed the 1st episode. Haven't checked out #2 yet. FWIW, the show is designed as a satire, at least partially. I'm in for at least a few more.
     
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  5. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

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    Not dazzled by first episode. Will give it another chance but not optimistic
     
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  6. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    That’s how the preview looked so I’ve stayed away. The review in my local paper said the same as you.
     
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  7. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    I’m out after 2 episodes.
     
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  8. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    These people are so unlikeable.
    All of them!
     
  9. Il Zio

    Il Zio Member

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    Poorly cast. Poorly directed.
     
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  10. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    I couldn’t get into Trust on FX either. Similar show, very unlikable people.
     
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  11. Efus

    Efus Forum Resident

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    I like it,
    I dont need a white hat character to cheer for, though I believe that is Kendall, a man being pulled in several directions.
    Very interesting end to the 3rd episode with Kendall's buddy and Logan's rival sharing a park bench.

    Loved Alan Ruck (Conner) claiming to be a UN peacekeeper when not choosing sides between the siblings.
    When he does take a side and got called on it, retorted: "Well sometimes the peacekeeper needs to go out and shoot a maniac on the perimeter."
    I thought that was funny.

    One thing that does bother me is that funky thing they do with the camera, tightening up the shot on whoever is in the frame. I dont quite get why they continuously do that.
     
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  12. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

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    Same old, same old. Dysfunctional family with nasty patriarch. None of the characters attract any sympathy. Lots of nasty language for the sake of nasty language (which I consider lazy writing). Most of HBO original series are good or very good, but this one is just boring. We have gotten through the first three episodes, and about to give up. The last scene w Jeremy was intriguing enough that we may give it one more try. Interestingly it was already picked up for a second season.
     
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  13. It's like Arrested Development with no laughs.
     
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  14. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Culkin's character is just awful in every way. One would hope some nuance eventually appears. Otherwise, you don't care if he lives or dies (and prefer that he dies).

    This show was way better when it was called Dirty Sexy Money.
     
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  15. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

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    In episode one, I thought they were going to vote Greg CEO as a puppet before he got back from his gofer run.

    But more importantly, I keep waiting for those guys' b@!!$ to drop. I was hoping that Kendall was going to smack the chit out of his old man at the end of that last episode. How could they have Logan as a role model and be such wimps?
     
  16. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

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    "Black hat" characters are more interesting IMO. And Conner's just a manipulative as the rest of them. Maybe more so.
     
  17. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    Trust, at least, has more of a storyline with better scenery.
     
  18. Steve...O

    Steve...O Forum Resident

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    I gave up after two episodes even after re-watching Ep1 to give it another shot. There are zero appealing characters and nothing remotely entertaining about the writing. It doesn't work as a drama, dramedy or a satire.
     
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  19. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    :agree:
     
  20. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    IMHO - terrible, destined for one season only.
     
  21. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    Sad thing is that it already has been picked up for a second season! :yikes:
     
  22. Seriously? That is just wrong. They punt on a second season of family Tree but green light this crap?:realmad:
     
  23. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    Yep
     
  24. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

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    I think HBO is looking for their next Sopranos, and has a lot invested in this show. Don't see how it is going to get much better. Unsympathetic characters, and over done story line.
     
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  25. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    unbelievable.

    HBO, while still my favorite pay network, has sure put out a few clunkers lately.
     
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