So for the second time this year, we’ll be seeing the final season of one of the very greatest shows in the history of the medium. Make sure to hyper-decant your wine!
I suspect Game of Thrones will encourage showrunners to err on the side of ending shows too early rather than too late, and that’s not a bad thing. And as Armstrong has pointed out, the very premise of Succession sort of limits the number of viable story arcs. Re-watching the series, I was more stunned than ever by the incredible closing episodes of Season 3 — the family endorsing Justin Kirk’s kidding-on-the-square fascist, Kendall’s pitiably grandiose birthday party, Shiv immediately overplaying her hand with Geri in response to Roman’s sexting blunder, Tom sticking the, er, shiv in — just one classic after another, and I’m excited to see how Armstrong wraps it up.
Also, let it be said that this is the greatest depiction of a libertarian debate-me bro ever:
HE BUCKLED UNDER INTELLECTUAL SCRUTINY!