There’s a moment in the second episode of Succession, the new HBO dramedy that wrapped its first season this past Sunday, in which wealth slams headlong into the telephone pole of reality. Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) — the born-rich spawn of media mogul Logan Roy (played sly and icy by Brian Cox) — yell conflicting nonsense at a doctor who’s just informed them that their father has had a stroke. As they demand “better options” and “immediate results,” it becomes clear that they think a sufficient volume of complaining can actually un-hemorrhage their dad’s brain. They’re so divorced from the mechanics of doing anything for themselves that they can’t recognize the idea that there are problems that money and random demands can’t fix. It’s a moment as ghoulishly ugly as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Succession, from The Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong, cracks open the skulls of the ultra-rich to discover exactly which parts of the Roy children’s brains have been replaced with the words “trust fund.” In its 10-episode first season, the series charts the family’s one-percenter woes and intriguingly unpleasant personal neuroses as the siblings vie with their aging, ailing father… Read full this story
- ‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: Culture of Exploitation
- I was widowed a WEEK after my wedding when my terminally ill groom died of lung cancer
- Embrace the Delicious Madness of ‘Succession’
- Plymouth man's cancer 'gone' after £30k treatment abroad
- Crash victim was teacher fighting cancer
- Challenging times: Getting your life back on track after cancer
- Nurse sobs at cancer patients inquest
- Footballers' Lives with Richard Clarke: There were tears after cancer diagnosis but I'm still going strong for my family
- Mum fighting cancer denied disability benefit 'because she isn't sick enough'
- Going for gold to fight children’s cancer
Binge-watch Succession, an HBO dramedy about the cancerous effects of money have 301 words, post on www.polygon.com at August 7, 2018. This is cached page on Goose Art. If you want remove this page, please contact us.