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Succession: Season 1 Reviews

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December 7, 2018
The stakes are raised and the manners deranged, and its pitiless satire of a powerful family-a pack of wonderfully awful people invented by Jesse Armstrong-blossoms as a dark farce of American capitalism.
December 6, 2018
Succession somehow turned sociopaths trying to destroy one another into appointment viewing.
December 5, 2018
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.
November 29, 2018
It's a Greek tragedy juiced up by the kind of cutting humor that The Thick of It was known for.
November 15, 2018
Makes it enormous fun to share in the misfortunes of members of the Fortune 500.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 29, 2018
Succession is an addictive show with its tense family drama, pitch-black comedy, and its comfortableness with having no redeeming characters as an open rebuke of our twisted wealth obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2018
We should spare time for the Roys. They're only the most exciting commentary and take on wealth in America in the past decade of television.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 5, 2018
Impossible to pick a favourite performance overall, but I'd put high up Matthew Macfadyen's portrayal of Tom, a grovelling insipid homunculus so exquisitely done he was like a Dickens grotesque.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
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