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Matthew MacFadyen on Playing Succession's Biggest Oddball

Most of what Tom does is governed by fear.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/07/succession-matthew-macfadyen-interview.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

Which Rich Knucklehead Should Actually Be the Boss on Succession?

Every major character in HBOs satirical drama, ranked by how well theyd run Waystar Royko. ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/07/succession-who-should-be-ceo.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

Succession's Roman Roy Is a Total Scumbag, but You Know You'd Still Hit It

Every person in the bucket of snakes that is the Roy family on HBO's Succession is horrible. Logan ( Brian Cox ) the patriarch belittles people to their faces and will pee on your carpet to mark his territory. His son Kendall ( Jeremy Strong ) is manipulative and self-righteous. Logan's daughter,  ...Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/succession-kieran-culkin/?rss=breakingnews

HBO Renews 'Succession' for Season 2

The drama, only two episodes into its run, chronicles the Murdoch-esque family behind a media empire.  ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/7uL9DgL47Nw/hbo-renews-succession-season-2-1119016

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of May 28, 2018

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed — or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Arrested Development (Season Premiere) Tuesday at 3 am on Netflix Why: Arrested Development has not charted the traditional tv series path. It originally aired from 2003-2006, developing a cult following, but still unable to gain the necessary viewership to last beyond three seasons. Enter the Netflix gods in 2013; as Netflix began to expand their original programming slate, Development was one of the earliest cult classics to be blessed with the funds for a revival. Unfortunately, that revival - the show's fourth season, which already aired five years ago - was easily the show's most disappointing. While some die-hard fans were grateful for the show's return regardless of quality, others could not even make it through the entire season. Mostly due to the differing schedules of the stars - many substantially more famous and therefore busy than in 2006 - the episodes were each focused on a single character, with a head-scratching, non-chronological timeline. The season was so polarizing that it was recently recut and re-released into shorter episodes airing chronologically. This redo *still* received mostly negative reviews. Now, the series is back again just a few weeks later taking another shot at rekindling the old magic, with the complete cast (yes, even the increasingly problematic Jeffrey Tambor ), and episodes aired chronologically. Will this go around be more successful? Prepare to talk about: How you felt about Season 4; this interview - yikes; if we think that this season will/should be the final final season.   The Americans (Series Finale) Wednesday at 10:00 pm on FX Why: We know we sound like a broken record, proclaiming every season that The Americans is one of the best drama series on TV (and will certainly go down as one of my personal all-time favorites), but we're not lying! And now, after a near-perfect six season run, the show is bidding dasvidaniya forever. If you've never watched before, do yourself a favor and binge the entire series, about increasingly morally conflicted KGB spies Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings posing as an 80s all-American happy family. Some people might view the series as slow (it sometimes was!), but the acting was consistently brilliant, building tension in a way that few other series have succeeded in doing. Elizabeth and Phillip also had one of the most fascinating marriages I've ever seen portrayed on TV (and that chemistry was too real to ignore). With the series concluding, there are a number of open questions that we hope will get answered. Will poor Stan finally figure things out? What life will Paige choose for herself? Furthermore, this seems like a series that might not give us all of the answers, but let's hope they don't pull a Sopranos ... Prepare to talk about: Can we please finally give Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Emmys for their work on this series (at least they started getting nominations these last few seasons, but they deserve a win)?; which characters make it out alive; what about Henry?   Succession (Series Premiere) Sunday at 10 pm on HBO HBO has Westworld now, so that's a start for filling the prestige drama void once Game of Thrones concludes, but their schedule has still been light on additional quality dramas in recent years. Here and Now came and went earlier this year (sometimes not even Alan Ball can deliver), so now the network is taking another shot at a drama win with big names both in front and behind the camera. Succession , created by Jesse Armstrong and directed by Adam McKay, stars Brian Cox, Alan Ruck, and Kieran Culkin, among others, as members of a billionaire white family - the Roys - who own a massive media conglomerate (like Rupert Murdoch, but not). Be prepared to not like these people, because they are not likable, and that is definitely the point! This series wants you to root for these monsters to fail, which *is* probably something that people can get on board with, especially in this day and age. Prepare to talk about: Yay for having Kieran Culkin back on TV; which child is the most insufferable (it's a tough choice, and you'll see why); if this is a weird show to pair with Westworld , although we understand why HBO would do that.   Rachel is the product manager of SideReel, and while it wasn't included here, she is also very excited for the return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt this week! div.post p { text-align: justify; }

How HBO's 'Succession' Mirrors the Murdoch Family and Viacom-CBS Feud

At the HBO pilot premiere of 'Succession' on Tuesday night, its creatives and cast explained how the family story was a "metaphor" for the Murdoch and Redstone-CBS sagas.  ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/cm0bVGHZXRc/hbos-succession-pilot-premiere-showed-how-series-mirrors-murdoch-viacom-cbs-feuds-1114324

Succession Trailer: HBO's Answer to Empire?

Why have we determined HBO's upcoming drama, Succession, to be impressive? The trailer is filled with wit and f-bombs, but after watching,Succession is already on our must-see list! No, it's not because of the f-bombs, but when they are well-placed, they work like magic! That's usually when they're unexpected, and in the scenes we're shown in the trailer, they pop up in the most unpredictable places!   ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/videos/succession-trailer-hbos-answer-to-empire/

HBO's Succession Looks Like It's Funny, but Not a Joke

The first teaser for HBO's Succession made it look like a very serious drama, which was kind of surprising, since it's written by The Thick of It 's Jesse Armstrong and directed by Anchorman and Step Brothers ' Adam McKay . Succession was obviously never going to be a Will Ferrell -type of endeavor, but   ...Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/succession-trailer-hbo/?rss=breakingnews

"Succession" Debuts June 3 on HBO

Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman and Rob Yang star.  ...Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/04/26/succession-debuts-june-3-on-hbo-443215/20180426hbo01/

Succession Trailer: HBO's New Family-Business Battle Royale

Successions ten-episode first season will premiere in June.  ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/01/succession-trailer-hbos-new-family-drama.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full