CyHawk_Cub wrote:I tried watching Succession as it aired in Season 1. I actually quit the show after giving it my customary 3 episode audition; at the time I just didn't find it compelling, and I hated all the characters. I just didn't feel it worth my time with all the good tv available. Then right before Season 2 aired, I went on a trip, and I decided to binge Season 1. Totally turned me around, and I watched Season as it aired for the most part, when travel allowed.
Yeah, the first few episodes were ok. I always planned to finish it but it wasn't quite compelling enough to binge right through, so I put it down after the 3rd episode for about a month and then picked it back up and quickly went through the last 17 episodes.
I think Season 2 is better because
Logan has recovered from his stroke and you see him at his full level of ruthlessness, manipulating Shiv to get her into the fold, completely breaking down Kendall to be his foot soldier, etc. I think Brian Cox claimed that that Logan orchestrated Kendall's betrayal because he knew the stockholders wanted him to take the fall, and this was the only way he could push Kendall to be the 'killer' that he needed to succeed him.
The characters are not very likable by design but its an interesting feeling to watch these detestable characters but still kind of root for them, especially Roman, Tom, and to a lesser extent Kendall.