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.

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Oct 18, 2021Liked by Ty Burr

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 . . .

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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.

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