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Succession - HBO *Spoilers*

  • 27-04-2018 10:52am
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    Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil




    Everyone's feeling the pressure. Starts June 3rd.


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    That looks superb. Great cast too.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Ah shure, an aul teaser before tomorrow.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Confident opener, I liked the dynamic. And boy, when Brian Cox eyeballs you, do you know about it.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    That looks really good any of the sky channels picking this up?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Loughc wrote: »
    That looks really good any of the sky channels picking this up?

    There's a note about it on a Sky forum from February. Sounds like they have it. No air date yet.

    http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Entertainment/NEW-HBO-drama-Succession/td-p/2795139


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  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    There's a note about it on a Sky forum from February. Sounds like they have it. No air date yet.

    http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Entertainment/NEW-HBO-drama-Succession/td-p/2795139

    HBO so expect Sky Atlantic to air soon enough


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    This has been renewed.

    I thought 1.02 was pretty good, lots of jockeying for position and agendas flying, wondered if they were going to try and demolish the wife there. Did get a slight sense it was dragging its feet a little on the CEO/COO decision/continuity thing, but I guess it's not an easy call. It's gonna take a while to learn everyone's name (the sister and other brother fighting in the lecture hall :pac:). The cousin is fairly gullible, though smart enough to cover his arse. Great shot when they were on the roof just as the sun was coming up. And the proposal...dear God, man!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 907 ✭✭✭ Under His Eye


    Anyone still watching this. I am up to date with the US pace. Love the opening theme.

    It is a fine series and after this weeks events it is looking very good for the finale.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    I've watched 4. It's good, but I'm a bit unsure about it and don't know why.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,099 ✭✭✭ TheSheriff


    Liking it so far! It can be a bit off the mark in some places, but a decent show. Worth a watch


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,388 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    I made it to the second episode, couldn't warm to any of the characters and cared nothing for their problems, so stopped watching it. A pity, because HBO is usually quality viewing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    It starts on Sky Atlantic on Thursday August 2nd at 9pm


  • Registered Users Posts: 462 ✭✭ Ekels


    I'm up to US pace also. It starts quite slowly, as far as I'm concerned. Some of the characters are more guarded and less interesting. As the show goes on, different storylines are developed and a bit of suspense is incorporated and it gets very, very good.

    I think Tom (the future son in-law) is one of the funniest characters I've seen in a drama. His dynamic with the great-nephew is just brilliant and provides so many moments of this unsettling humour. There's one scene in a nightclub where the great-nephew makes an inadvertent observation on nightclub culture that was just brilliant.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Catching up slowly. Sixth episode was a bit of a massacre.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 907 ✭✭✭ Under His Eye


    Looking forward to the final ep Sunday night.


  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,383 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    Looking forward to the final ep Sunday night.

    I didn't realise that it was such a short series, great show.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Caught up now. I liked how they kept the pacing consistent without any rush towards the finale. Plenty of daggers thrown about. The senator was a bit on the weak side, intentionally, the enemy within is more interesting and inevitably lethal. Not sure if Kendall can read things as well as he thinks. Greg picks up on a fair bit, but that kid can't keep a secret. He still has those couple of documents, right?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 907 ✭✭✭ Under His Eye


    He has the documents alright. :D

    It will be interesting to see if Kendall can deliver.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    I was spoiled re the significant event - crash, so that diluted its impact somewhat. We know from the therapy episode that Logan has his own scars too. Anyway. All the kids had a bit of a rough evening...implosions, marriage stuff and such. Logan survived. Greg still has those documents. Wonder if someone will put together a Youtube compilation of Logan simply going around telling people to f off. :pac:

    Line (no, not that kind!) of the episode: I'm Shiv F***in' Roy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,729 ✭✭✭ steve_r


    Yeah really enjoyed it. It's got its own style of humour which takes a little getting used to.

    Cast are amazing - Brian Cox is really intimidating and the others bounce of that well.

    The writing is a little weaker in comparison. Wasn't a fan of the ending. It leaves things too closed for the next season. If that had happened in the past and then Logan was using it to stop the takeover I think that could have been interesting, and then Kendall could have used the cruise info in retaliation.

    In some ways we are back to square 1 for season 2.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 907 ✭✭✭ Under His Eye


    Will there be a second season?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,729 ✭✭✭ steve_r


    Yeah it's been approved


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,151 ✭✭✭ marklazarcovic


    Just finished this, a little gem with a fantastic cast.. Culkin is superb Imo.. highly recommend .


    https://youtu.be/OzYxJV_rmE8


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Merged with previous thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,151 ✭✭✭ marklazarcovic


    Search function threw up nothing ! .. on mobile anyway, delighted it got a 2nd season, fantastic cast.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,896 ✭✭✭✭ Joe_ Public


    Watched E1 last night. It had me at "freekend", just great script and cast. The lead guy has a Michael Keaton vibe about him and I love that Ferris Bueller's highly-strung school friend is in it. Still with an @sshole of a father, but looking like he has his sh!t together these days. "I'm water. I go with the flow." Some of the "normal" characters give the impression they made turn out weird, though. Can't wait to find out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,151 ✭✭✭ marklazarcovic


    Watched E1 last night. It had me at "freekend", just great script and cast. The lead guy has a Michael Keaton vibe about him and I love that Ferris Bueller's highly-strung school friend is in it. Still with an @sshole of a father, but looking like he has his sh!t together these days. "I'm water. I go with the flow." Some of the "normal" characters give the impression they made turn out weird, though. Can't wait to find out.

    Thought it was "prekend" as in a Thursday ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,896 ✭✭✭✭ Joe_ Public


    Thought it was "prekend" as in a Thursday ?

    Yep, i stand corrected. That makes a lot more sense for sure.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,321 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    steve_r wrote: »
    In some ways we are back to square 1 for season 2.

    Yeah, hopefully that's not a template they fall back on repeatedly if it goes on for a few more years.

    Good write up here in the New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/03/successions-satisfyingly-nasty-family-ties


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  • Registered Users Posts: 800 ✭✭✭ duffysfarm


    excellent show and looking forward to season 2!


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