Succession: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Succession returns in darkly funny form, with sharp writing, exceptional performances, and a surprising new level of sympathy for some of television's least likable characters.



Critic Ratings: 42


Audience Score

User Ratings: 15
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Air date: Aug 11, 2019
Air date: Aug 18, 2019
Air date: Aug 25, 2019
Air date: Sep 1, 2019
Air date: Sep 8, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Succession Season 2

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (15)

There's not enough absorbency in a tissue factory to mop up the verbal effluent when the warring siblings and their irascible patriarch get together to talk business.

Aug 15, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The deliciously wicked HBO drama returns for its second season and it is more charged, more intoxicating and more must-see than the last.

Aug 14, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It should be said that Succession isn't for the faint-hearted. Foul-mouthed insults flew thick and fast, while several scenes would have been pretty impenetrable to new viewers.

Aug 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The writing here is so wonderful, every line of dialogue is cracking with energy and venom, while all the performances are masterful.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

There are moments - usually when the camera jerks towards Kendall's vacant, flummoxed face - when I believe that Succession is just about the best thing I've ever seen on television.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes Succession feel particularly rich and rounded - and very sad - is the depravity, rarely played for laughs, of every moment in which this family touches normal people.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Because it's so much more interested in the comedy of the cluelessness super-rich, it insulates the audience from the real world as well.

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

A near-perfect hour of TV.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Succession is back, and it's even stronger.

Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Despite a plot that seems far too close to home, this show is fantastic and somehow not incredibly depressing...season even better than the first season.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Succession: Season 2

  • 4d ago
    The writing and acting in this show makes every scene and every character so damn good from start to finish.
  • 5d ago
    Very watchable. From Episode one, you're in. Highly recommend!
  • 5d ago
    Awesome! The writing is fantastic!

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