The depressing corporate-family drama from Adam McKay reaffirms one thing, at least, says Hank Stuever: "This is a network that lives to tell intense stories about rich people’s problems more than anyone else’s. Even on imaginary medieval continents or within amusement acres overrun by revolutionary robots, HBO, with a few memorable exceptions, seems most concerned with the feelings and failures of the wealthy. Moral lapses are laid bare, yet the message remains clear: The rich are just more interesting than the rest of us. Succession, which is underwhelming in both execution and intent, arrives at a time when the make-believe of TV has been more effective at eliminating the working middle class than any domestic or economic policy could be. We turn on a show and simply accept that luxury is affordable."
TOPICS: Succession, HBO, Adam McKay