Succession - HBO
Anyone been watching this? I was cursing under my breath every time the promos came on for the last couple months because the premise seemed abhorrent to me, and I still don't really understand why this got made, in today's political climate. It's basically billionaire-white-privilege the show, but it's strangely compelling. I don't want to care about any of the protagonists, but it's so well-written that I do just want to see what happens next. I haven't even watched Westworld this week but I got excited about this. Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, and Kieran Culkin bring some quality comedy that almost hits an Arrested Development tone, but in a much more serious setting. It's weird. The humor feels British. To make another comparison, it's a bit like Billions but less sensationalized, if that appeals to you. The first couple scenes of the first episode were pretty rough, but I do think it's worth a watch, and was kind of surprised not to see any discussion on it yet.