• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 3, 2018
Season #: 2, 1
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. Aug 12, 2019
    5
    "Professional" critics claim to see a much-needed savage depiction of the excess of capitalism, an indictment of the 0.0001%, of the corruption of the elites, evil old white men... blah blah blah.
    All things considered, it amounts to a mere escapist entertainment (the acting is great, the jokes are original and the pace of the action is engrossing) because it is a totally unrealistic,
    "Professional" critics claim to see a much-needed savage depiction of the excess of capitalism, an indictment of the 0.0001%, of the corruption of the elites, evil old white men... blah blah blah.
    All things considered, it amounts to a mere escapist entertainment (the acting is great, the jokes are original and the pace of the action is engrossing) because it is a totally unrealistic, simplistic and often very stupid farce. The characters are grotesque and painted with so broad a stroke, it is clear the objective is not to really go into a modern day "Balzacian" realistic depiction of modern day high-flying financiers and corporate intrigues. The average American viewer would get lost.
    Well, at least if it can make the liberal middle-class feel good about itself, the ruling class can relax in its contempt for it!
    Plebs rejoice! Panem et circenses...
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  2. Aug 16, 2019
    10
    Best show on TV. This is one of HBO's best productions ever. Metacritic can you please edit Keith Phipps review for TV Guide. It is a 5/5 star review, therefore should be scored "100" not "90". If anyone hasn't checked out Succession, please do so, you won't regret it.
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Aug 16, 2019
    80
    Some fans of the first season took a while to warm to it—a measure, perhaps, of the characters’ loathsomeness. This season digs into their self-loathing. The conversations are hazing rituals.
  2. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Aug 16, 2019
    90
    While it's fair to wonder if this is a crown worth inheriting, frequent Shakespearean allusions remind us how timeless is the appeal of these sagas of wealth, raw ambition, power and influence. [19 Aug - 1 Sep 2019, p.12]
  3. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Aug 15, 2019
    90
    One of TV’s best shows. In Season 2, “Succession” continues to demonstrate that unlikable characters can make for riveting TV. ... “Succession” is good, nasty fun.