Wednesday, May 30, 2018

‘Succession’ Review: HBO’s Deliciously Savage Family Drama Is a Series of Power Plays

For those mourning the loss of Game of Thrones this summer, fear ye not. HBO’s new drama series Succession, which comes from Peep Show’s Jesse Armstrong, is a worthy replacement. The setting is less fantastical, and there are generally less dragons, but the power moves, machinations, twisted family dynamics, and oodles of realpolitik in action are a delight. The series follows the powerful Roy family, led by patriarch Logan (Brian Cox), a Rupert Murdoch, media baron-type who controls an international conglomerate. But from the very beginning, the show sets up the complicated power dynamics between Logan and …

from Collider

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