Succession: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Succession: Season 1 Reviews

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June 24, 2018
The best thing that one can say about the new HBO drama, Succession, is that it is the dramatic version of Arrested Development.
June 21, 2018
Succession shares a lot of the corporate hard-ball sensibilities of Showtime's Billions, as well as its uncanny ability to make a thoroughly dislikeable set of perfidious and bloodthirsty characters completely entrancing.
June 18, 2018
It's not a subtle approach, but one of the things I like about McKay is that he's one of the few comedy directors with a distinct eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2018
It is hard to relate to the über-rich characters of Succession, but boy is it fun to luxuriate in their #RichPeopleProblems.
June 15, 2018
"Succession" is elevated by Cox's turn. He looks like late director Robert Altman in the role, and he brings a little bit of Shakespearean weight as he patriarchs the hell out of his family.
June 14, 2018
Cox is always entertaining, and there is some good dialogue in the show, although it's hard at times to really care which of his scheming children is ascendant.
June 13, 2018
It's a thin, dotted line that separates dark comedy from satirical drama, and Succession, which sits atop it, leans discernibly toward the serious.
June 12, 2018
A biting, profane satire about the obscenely wealthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2018
[It] plays like a dark comedy, with its deadpan tone working harder to underline the absurdity of the Roys' antics than to build real sympathy for its characters.
June 8, 2018
I'm solidly here for the acerbic, timely, and increasingly hilarious Succession.
June 7, 2018
Succession plays out like a typical drama about snarky, rich, terrible people, but its cringe-worthy willingness to explore just how horrible these people are is one of its biggest strengths.
June 5, 2018
It's a show we don't really need at all.
June 5, 2018
You're left with the feeling of a series willfully missing its own most interesting points.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 4, 2018
There is much to admire here, especially in the florid, profane dialogue. The tone of it, at first elusive, is downright toxic.
June 4, 2018
Succession's real claim to fame may not reside in its depiction of the wealthy, but in its pitch black depiction of family dysfunction.
June 4, 2018
The Roy family's elitism is nasty and brutish. In general, Succession provokes laughs only to force the viewer to swallow them seconds later.
June 4, 2018
When it comes to a group of impossibly rich and grossly ambitious people all trying to undermine each other, comedy is easy to find. But Succession is a better and sharper series when it finds a relatable kind of sadness in its characters...
June 4, 2018
It builds to a suspenseful showdown, and good luck finding anyone to root for.
June 4, 2018
Succession is a funny, incisive portrait of the dynamics within a well-off family, but it's also a cautionary tale about how dicey and unethical it is to employ too many relatives.
June 4, 2018
Includes just enough humor to balance out the family drama-induced outrageousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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