Succession: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: The spectacle of rich people behaving badly makes Succession entertaining, but only up to a point.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 3, 2018
2
Air date: Jun 10, 2018
3
Air date: Jun 17, 2018
4
Air date: Jun 24, 2018
5
Air date: Jul 1, 2018
6
Air date: Jul 8, 2018
7
Air date: Jul 15, 2018
8
Air date: Jul 22, 2018
9
Air date: Jul 29, 2018
10
Air date: Aug 5, 2018

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The drama series follows the lives of the members of the Roy family, who control a big media conglomerate. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) announces on his 80th birthday that he has no intention to step down as CEO of Waystar Royco, a decision that creates tension among his heirs: Logan's children and in-laws all try to gain as much power within the company as they can, hoping to be able to take control when the time is right. In Season 1, everyone in the family starts pursuing their own agenda, but Logan isn't willing to go down quietly.

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Critic Reviews for Succession Season 1

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (28)

Not only the best season of television of 2018, but one of the best debut seasons of television I've seen, up there with the first seasons of Deadwood, Spiral and The Wire ... they may not be good human beings, but they're ludicrously good characters.

Dec 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Succession is populated by a cesspool of vultures and terrible people you'd never personally want to know. But they sure are fun to watch.

Dec 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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All eyes are on Strong's haunted Kendall Roy, who looks at any moment as if he's going to go full Michael Corleone.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

As a fan of those shows - and virtually everything else Armstrong has worked on - I wanted to love this one too. But I couldn't, not quite.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Jesse Armstrong's speciality is writing stingers and elaborately vile speeches for his characters to deliver. This is simply showboating - not dialogue that can be convincingly responded to by the other characters. And they all speak this way.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

At least 80 percent of Succession can be watched in the spirit of Veep, which is to say, as a sharp and filthy satirical comedy.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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Succession occupies a world of gleaming Manhattan apartments and sterile office buildings, but at its heart we're under no illusions that it's animal and primal and messy and disgusting.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

[It's] a project that likely would have worked better as one of those Saturday night HBO movies than a drawn-out 10-episode series.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Succession somehow turned sociopaths trying to destroy one another into appointment viewing.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a Greek tragedy juiced up by the kind of cutting humor that The Thick of It was known for.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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