The family you love to hate is back for a third round on HBO
started watching this in it's first season. After about six episodes, I decided it was WAY too close to Billions, a show that I watched for two or three season and got completley and utterly sick of. Truth for me is: when great serialized TV started happening, like The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under, Treme, Nurse Jackie and a good number of others, I was so please. But at this point, I am feeling like that period has passed, and this barrage of serialized shows suffer from the same flaws that made me never watch on series on broadcast Network tv channels. I have a great belief in the power of making a movie, where you have to accomplish EVRYTHING in two hours or so.
And for that matter, come to think of it, some of the other series shows that I really liked got canceled after one, or if they were lucky, two seasons.
For me: Succession would be a total waste of time. Covid put me in front of me TV more than ever, and I'm getting way fussier.
Anything with Brian Cox, the original Hannibal the Cannibal on film is a must, and Succession keeps me hooked. I an an admitted Shiv-ite and hope foe her eventual succession to the throne. But I do admire the killer dialogue of all involved (re: the bathroom knock and the "having trouble finding a vein?" I'll keep watching . . .
Here's the other problem with me and my tv these days. There's too many things to watch. I will never watch all of the things that might seem worthwhile. And I have wasted my time watching things that at first interested me. LIke Billions...which caught my attention at first and then just seemed: ridiculous. On the other hand, I thought, for instance, Happyish (with Steve Coogan) was marvelous, and it vanished right away.