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HBO’s Succession isn’t just a sneaky-good prestige drama, it’s very a powerful and well-crafted one.

If you aren’t watching HBO’s Succession, you should be; it’s certainly binge-worthy. It is the current heir in HBO’s long legacy of shows about the building, maintaining, and losing of empires.

Swap the New Jersey Mob for the Baltimore Drug trade, the Houses of Westeros, and now the very modern and slick media conglomerate.

Jesse Armstrong’s Succession is the latest in this line, and its central figure is Logan Roy (Brian Cox) patriarch of the Roy family (Roy literally means King). Roy is coming to the end of his reign and considers a successor from within his dysfunctional family, while barbarians are at the gates and the world shifts from far below their penthouses.

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Source: No Film School