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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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Roman does a great job of making you hate him


I hate him, but he also cracks me up at the same time. I love how much of a prick he is without caring.

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I think Ken and Shiv will he put up against each other for CEO


I just can't get past the thought that Shiv's offer to be CEO was never intended to be real


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I just can't get past the thought that Shiv's offer to be CEO was never intended to be real


And the really funny thing is how Shiv played it. Like, she knows it's probably not real either. Everything in her tells her that it's not. From knowing Logan's history to seeing him do the same thing to Kendall. But she can't ignore it.

The dynamics of this family are so over the top and hateful, but it's just really entertaining for me. Everyone in the cast just kills it, and the acerbic wit underlying everything - while being almost too perfect at times - just works. Not sure how popular it is but I hope we get a long run because there is so much material to be mined.


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
It was such a great episode. I think this show is exceptional.


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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Dude has just lost all emotion, when he can't even hug his kids.



His acting job this season has been phenonomal so far. He is basically just a sad robot at this point like Roman said... "because my dad told me to"


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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It was such a great episode. I think this show is exceptional.


+1; this show is just entertaining as hell.

They are setting up a Kendall v Shiv showdown that should be awesome. I think the Kendall actor has done a good job of being awful yet at the same time it is hard not to root for him compared to everyone else


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
I love the second season, just like I loved the first season. Kendall’s Reek turn is well acted, the comedy supporting roles are as sharp as ever, and I like that Shiv is being brought into the fold, even if she will soon be passed over.

My one complaint is how abruptly she quit Gill Eavis’s campaign. One comment about hand sanitizer leads to such a big blow out? For a show that takes its time with plots and character development, that was way too rushed.

My favorite part of the first two episodes was Tom’s interaction with Greg about ATN, followed by his interaction with the news director (?) where he made it clear he hated their shows just as much as Greg did, even though he will never admit that to any of the Roys besides Shiv.


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Agree... My friend hasn’t watched the episode yet and I told him this show only throws flaming heat. No filler or waste. Great TV


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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That was a ruthless move that Ken did on Vaulter. The type of move we all wanted to see him do last year.
I'm still in awe of that moment just replaying it in my head. What a fantastic display of his transformation from the egotistical spoiled brat who thinks he knows better than his father in all cases to the ruthless/emotionless slave to his father.

His character arc is so interesting.

Season 1: Egotistical spoiled brat so full of ambition that he will stop at nothing to dethrone his father and become what he views is the only rightful heir to the CEO position
Season 2: Rock-bottom humbled servant of his father willing to go to all lengths to redeem himself in his father's eyes


What will be interesting to see is if, in becoming this hardened, ruthless version of himself, he actually becomes worthy of the CEO spot in his father's eyes, or if we are led to believe this only to be surprised again (which we know by now the writers love)by his father's decision to choose someone else.


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
I have probably watched that scene already about 10 times. Such a great scene.


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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One comment about hand sanitizer leads to such a big blow out? For a show that takes its time with plots and character development, that was way too rushed.



no it was when she escalated the confrontation and brought up his hypocritical nature that the deal fell apart. She could not hide her contempt for Eavis and she stopped trying to mask it

why did kendall steal the batteries and throw them away?


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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They are setting up a Kendall v Shiv showdown that should be awesome.


I kind of disagree. I don't think Roman intends to make any of them CEO, ever. I think he wants them all exactly where Kendall is. Sitting in his office staring out of the window, completely under his control.

This Shiv CEO thing was purely a ploy to get her to leave Gill and come back into the fold. Now he is going to pull the rug out from beneath her.

Also .. they are going to make Connor a legit contender for the White House.
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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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Why did Kendall steal the batteries and throw them away?
I think he did that to feel some kind of a sense of control in his life.


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
I forgot to mention I laughed out loud when Shiv/Tom went to have dinner with Roman and Tabitha.

Tom said he had a cold and Tabitha said: "You should try swallowing something..........like honey"

Tom face. Hahahahah


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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reminds me of Billions

Same
(But that’s not a bad thing)
It’s Billions but instead of an hedge fund it’s a media conglomerate


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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None of the characters were people I rooted for

I may be in the minority here but I love all them
And root for them all.

Except Stewy


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SCTmo
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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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It’s Billions but instead of an hedge fund it’s a media conglomerate


This may be a bit out there, but I've thought that if Pokemon evolved shows it would go

Suits --> Billions --> Succession.

Not saying Suits is even in the same ballpark as the other two, but that just seems right to me.


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He did it because the dip shite was not paying attention to him and this si where his life is at the moment.


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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
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Greg the Egg house shopping

I lost it when the family made fun of him about moving to Staten Island


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: 'Succession' HBO season 2 discussion thread
Never watched suits
Should check it out

But my grandma watches it so I had second thoughts

I love this show but if by evolution you are saying succession is better then I disagree
I think Billions is far superior
But i guess it’s because I can relate to that more
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SCTmo
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I love this show but if by evolution you are saying succession is better then I disagree
I think Billions is far superior
But i guess it’s because I can relate to that more


I don't know. I think Billions is just so over the top at times. I thoroughly enjoy it whenever I watch, but I've liked the (semi)grounded approach of Succession a great deal more.


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