HBO’s Succession

Nutshell: HBO, Drama, 2 seasons, 10 episodes each, husband approved, life styles of the rich and famous meets Empire sprinkled with a little awkward The Office humor.

CB Rating: 9.3

Should you watch this show? Let’s put it this way, I have been walking around practicing my Scottish accent just so I could correctly imitate Logan Roy’s poetic “fuck off”. Who is Logan Roy you may be asking? He is the main character, whom you hate while simultaneously really desperately want him to like you. This show is layered and it is excellent.

I started watching a little after the second season began.  I was told by countless serious TV people (yes this is a standard) that it was a must see.  They did not disappoint. Even Bobby [husband] got in on this one. 

It’s a story about a Rupert Murdoch-esque family facing the question of who will take over for dad and run this billion dollar media company when it’s time to step down (Classic!).  

The premise may not sound as sexy as a blonde mother of dragons losing her power hungry-mind and burning down cities only to be stopped by her bastard lover.  BUT I found myself pacing during a board room scene. I am telling you, pacing like I was watching The Battle of the Bastards.   In one scene one of the kids full on raps, and by the end I had my hands in the air like I did not care “L to the OG”.

In case some of these clues I’ve dropped have yet to peak your interest, I will once again insist this show has everything you could want.  It has family drama, a peak into how the insanely wealthy live, weird sex stuff, some pretty stellar awkward humor, and a theme song that is so epic it has spun off multiple samples and internet remixes {check some of those out HERE}.

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