'Succession' Season 2 Finale Recap: Sails Out, Nails Out

The New York TimesFor about 10 minutes in the middle of the “Succession” Season 2 finale, the show briefly becomes a bit like the reality series “Survivor.” The Roy family and their top Waystar executives have a kind of tribal council on a super yacht, sitting around a breakfast ...

October 15th 2019


Why Season 2 of Succession Was So Extraordinary

The AtlanticThis article contains spoilers through the finale of Succession Season 2. Water is never a good omen on Succession. In the Season 1 episode “Austerlitz,” the ill-fated infinity pool in the New Mexico desert led to a tweedy psychotherapist losing his front teeth; ...

October 15th 2019


The Sadness of Succession

Slate MagazineWhy do we love Succession? Or, more to the point, why do we allow ourselves to love Succession? It's a show about loathsome, irredeemable characters, modeled after some of the most pernicious people on the planet, and it puts us firmly in their corner, ...

October 15th 2019


The second season of 'Succession' ended with a satisfying twist we should have seen coming

Washington PostComedian Demi Adejuyigbe recently spoofed the main title theme to HBO's “Succession” by singing about how each of the characters is vying for a “kiss from daddy,” a reference to their endless pursuit of the Roy family patriarch's approval. But in the end, ...

October 15th 2019


Roy, Oh Roy: That 'Succession' Finale Was A Trip

NPRIt is hopefully clear that a review and discussion of the Succession season two finale is not suitable for people who do not want to be spoiled regarding the Succession season two finale. If it is not clear: You will know what happened on this episode by the time ...

October 15th 2019


'Succession': Jesse Armstrong on the Season Finale's Stunning Twist

The New York TimesViewers heading into Sunday's Season 2 finale of the HBO drama “Succession” knew a “blood sacrifice” was coming. But they had to wait until the final scene to learn who got the ax. For a while the choice seemed clear: After days spent pondering who should ...

October 15th 2019


'Succession': Back To The Pit Of Vipers For Another Season Of Discontent

NPRHow audacious do you have to be — how direct, how unafraid of accusations that what you're doing is a little on-the-nose — to just go ahead and name a ruthless character "Shiv"? You have to be as audacious as Jesse Armstrong, the creator of Succession, ...

August 12th 2019


Succession: 10 True Stories That May Have Inspired the Season 2 Premiere

Vanity FairOn Sunday night the New York-based battle of the Roy family came roaring back to life with Succession's second season on HBO. With media mogul and abusive patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) still at the head of Waystar-Royco and his children Kendall ...

August 12th 2019


'Succession' Season 2 Premiere Recap: No. 1 Boy

The New York TimesIn the Season 1 finale of “Succession,” Ken (Jeremy Strong) looked as panicky as a lost child as he stumbled from one catastrophe to another at his sister Siobhan's wedding. First, he unconvincingly threatened his dad, the tyrannical media magnate Logan ...

August 12th 2019


'Succession' shows media dynasties are just families, only much worse

CNN(CNN) "Succession" somehow makes the high-stakes machinations of self-centered, awful, filthy rich people a whole lot of fun. Like "Billions," it feels like a series narrowly calibrated to the times, while offering juicy parallels to the life and career of Rupert ...

August 12th 2019


How to Watch Succession Season 2 Even If You Don't Have a TV

HarpersBAZAAR.comNow that Season 2 of Succession is here, Kendall will have to answer for his mistakes. The new season starts tonight—Sunday, August 11 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO—with the premiere, and the nine remaining episodes will air each Sunday. Here, we round up ...

August 11th 2019


Succession Is Better Than Ever

The AtlanticIn the fifth episode of the new season of Succession, the scabrous Roy family find themselves at the country retreat of a liberal-media doyenne, Nan Pierce (Cherry Jones), and in the entirely unfamiliar situation of having to play nice. It's like watching cats ...

August 11th 2019