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Succession: Season 1 Reviews

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September 14, 2018
Towards the end, Succession acquires tragic tints that few series reach, with echoes of the Kennedy clan and the famous incident in Chappaquiddick. [Full review in Spanish]
September 10, 2018
There are many jokes in the show, but the wittiest of them must be the end credits: "Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and unintentional." Sure it is.
August 29, 2018
The great strength of the show is that it manages to deepen these monstrous characters-to grant them meaningful context, even pathos-without glamorizing them. They're ultrapowerful weaklings, not cathartic fantasy figures.
August 27, 2018
The show is not just an indictment of the white American elite, it's an indictment of America as a whole-its immovable institutions and its faltering leadership at a time of great global change.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 27, 2018
Blink and you'll miss this summer's most riveting, riotous show on television.
August 24, 2018
There was a deep understanding of how to make this show...the season was intentionally structured to have beat after beat of an excuse for these people to be together. That's an architecture that's clearly well-designed.
August 15, 2018
It's high melodrama, fast and pithily furious, often blackly comic.
August 10, 2018
Succession successfully balances the line between drama and dark comedy. It's perfectly written and it's one of the best series of the year. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 8, 2018
Succession, from The Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong, cracks open the skulls of the ultra-rich to discover exactly which parts of the Roy children's brains have been replaced with the words "trust fund."
August 7, 2018
Succession has a feline appeal, slinking back and letting the viewer approach it and make her own conclusions about these characters' virtues, or lack thereof.
August 7, 2018
One of the most surprising and entertaining debuts of the summer...Succession's vicious satire is counterbalanced with more developed, and more differentiated, characters.
August 7, 2018
Succession is a razor-sharp show and one fascinated by the jaw-dropping fact that there is indeed actually a human being buried somewhere underneath the malevolent surfaces of the megalomaniac 1%.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2018
It horrifies and entertains in equal measure. In turn, it's emerged as one of the best shows of the summer.
August 6, 2018
A horribly claustrophobic portrait of power and people who, even if they ever wanted to let themselves go, have no way out.
August 6, 2018
One of the thrills of Succession has been to see this kind of merciless dialogue injected into the more polite company of the hour-long drama.
August 6, 2018
If there's going to be one thing this year that makes you feel heart-sorry for the perils of the super-rich, for the games that must be played in order to stay above the herd, above the little people, and retain any love of family, this is assuredly it.
August 3, 2018
All eyes are on Strong's haunted Kendall Roy, who looks at any moment as if he's going to go full Michael Corleone.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 3, 2018
With luck there might be someone, somewhere to root for eventually, else the brutal cynicism become suffocating. Yet it was an enormously accomplished reassertion of how power and money still corrupt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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