SUCCESSION: THE FINAL SEASON
Starring: Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Brian Cox, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, and Alan Ruck
Creator: Jesse Armstrong
Succession will go down in history as one of the greatest HBO shows of all time. Season Four felt unforeseeable yet entirely inescapable, coming full circle and leaving the Roy children exactly where they started. This journey has allowed the Roy family to become some of the most compelling and well-rounded characters to grace our television screens, which is all due to the series’ remarkable writing, incredible direction, and phenomenal performances. I’m going to miss witnessing the triumphs and falls of this toxic-ass family, but what more can I say besides “fuck off…”; go watch this series if you haven’t already done so!
Succession’s final season cemented what was already clear: it will go down as one of the best shows ever made. Show creator Jesse Armstrong’s final outing allowed for his themes of greed, generational trauma, and living up to your families’ legacy to finish in a way that feels not only good, but right. The twists and turns are more shocking than ever, and the ensemble is just as snarky as you remember. Personally, I’m still reeling from the finale’s explosive twist, and it’s a show whose impact will stay with me for years to come.