Succession: The dysfunctional family drama that’s brilliant at it’s every aspect
A good series or movie has the power to create a strong impact on us. I will regard Succession to be among one of those series that is sure to create an impact once you watch it.
Succession is an American satirical family-comedy drama that revolves around a dysfunctional family that controls one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. As the name suggests, the core plot is around who’s gonna take over the company. The story has 4 plot lines which include the Dad who’s constantly looking for a suitable successor to his position among his 3 kids who are spoilt, incompetent, and stupid to a slight extent and the story line of each kid that has a unique flavor from one another. The foremost appreciation needs to be for the writing department. The screenplay is so good that each episode which runs for around 60 minutes feels like a movie on its own. Besides the core plot which already is compelling, there are numerous subplots that are written so well that the series makes for a fantastic watch.
The ensemble cast is another positive which includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, and Kieran Culkin who do their role to uttermost perfection. I totally loved Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy’s character arc. The character goes through a lot which provides sufficient scope for performance and gladly Jeremy Strong makes the most out of it. Brian Cox as the big fish Logon Roy, a filthy rich man who prefers money over morals, Sarah Snook as a self-centred power-driven Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy, and Kieran Culkin as sloppy and stupid Romulus Roy suited to their role perfectly and provide a memorable performance. Other than these there is a long list of secondary characters whose performance leaves no room for any shortcomings.
As mentioned before, there are numerous subplots in the series that exposes how things work for rich people. Be it a corporate cover-up, or an impact of a stupid Instagram video, how it affects the business and brand of the family name was portrayed brilliantly. The frames were really beautiful and the rich feel transcends on the screen. The tall buildings, choppers, private jets and the entire environment did give a hint of what it likes to be rich sorry filthy rich. On a side note, I also enjoyed the title theme of the series which has a sad yet royal feel. There isn’t much of a shortcoming to the series except for the supposedly main characters in season 1 fade away in season 2 and there is a shitload of secondary artists that requires additional attention to stay intact with the plot.
I get that the whole write-up feels like an exaggeration to a very normal thing, but believe me, it’s not. The series has already bagged a bunch of Emmy and Golden Globe awards which adds to prove the fact that this is a must-watch. The 2 seasons with 10 episodes each that released so far are currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. Season 2 has ended with a bang and I am really looking forward to season 3 which is hoped to premiere by late 2021.
~Highly Recommend it.