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S03.E04: Lion in the Meadow

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9 hours ago, DrSparkles said:

Where was this fabulous island supposed to be?

We can only guess where it was supposed to be. Maybe along the Massachusetts coast.

Here is a link from Architectural Digest to specifics about the actual home - https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/succession-season-3-all-about-that-hamptons-mansion - which is in Montauk.

 

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I feel like the mansion/island had to be in the Martha's Vineyard region. If it was just the Hamptons, they wouldn't have needed the planes. The helicopters would have been enough.

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On 11/8/2021 at 7:11 PM, Enigma X said:

Then I read on Wikipedia this is a dark comedy (supposedly) and now things make more sense.

I have watched every episode thus far, and would disagree that is either dark or a comedy.   IMO, Succession is tedium incarnate.  It seems formulaic in the extreme, with each episode only slightly different than its predecessor.   The critics' reviews all sing "Emperor's New Clothes" to me.   I think the only shows I have disliked more than Succession were Six Feet Under and The OA.   Why do I watch then?   As George Costanza once explained, "Because it's on TV."

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The house is fabulous, but my first thought was how much they would pay yearly to windowwashers!

(Not that the money would mean anything to them!)

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15 hours ago, millennium said:

I have watched every episode thus far, and would disagree that is either dark or a comedy.   IMO, Succession is tedium incarnate.  It seems formulaic in the extreme, with each episode only slightly different than its predecessor.   The critics' reviews all sing "Emperor's New Clothes" to me.   I think the only shows I have disliked more than Succession were Six Feet Under and The OA.   Why do I watch then?   As George Costanza once explained, "Because it's on TV."

A lot of other things are on TV! But I'll skip over that part and just say that every episode makes me laugh out loud at least twice, and laugh not-out-loud dozens of times.

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On 11/10/2021 at 6:17 PM, millennium said:

I have watched every episode thus far, and would disagree that is either dark or a comedy. 

I don't think you have Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as EPs and not see this as comedy.  A very, very dark comedy. 

That said, I wish the plot would move along, too.  What was the point of the Fed raid last week when it seems like this week, it's just monkey business as usual?  How do you become a whistleblower while you're still trying to maneuver the guy you blew the whistle on?

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On 11/8/2021 at 7:11 PM, Enigma X said:

Then I read on Wikipedia this is a dark comedy (supposedly) and now things make more sense.

 

On 11/12/2021 at 4:26 PM, meowmommy said:

I don't think you have Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as EPs and not see this as comedy.  A very, very dark comedy. 

I am so glad to hear it actually is meant to be a comedy. Once I started to watch it that way I started to really enjoy it. People kept trying to tell me it wasn't a comedy and I was like what show are you watching lol.

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That said, I wish the plot would move along, too.  What was the point of the Fed raid last week when it seems like this week, it's just monkey business as usual?  How do you become a whistleblower while you're still trying to maneuver the guy you blew the whistle on?

This. The plot is already so stale and repetitive. They desperately need to move on and do something big but I fear they won't.

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On 11/7/2021 at 11:03 PM, Ms Blue Jay said:

I don't like Adrien Brody as a person but wow, as an actor.  I thought that his performance was absolutely chilling.  I also could feel that he was a billionaire from the first minute of the performance even though I had to Google who Josh even is and who Adrien was playing right after he appeared onscreen.

 

Looked to me like the actor got his inspiration from the Billions TV show.  They all used the same cadence in their speech and were all shitty people who do weird shit.  That’s why Billions went from good to cartoonish.  

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Really?  I don't recognize any Billions character in Succession, which is a superior show.

Axe is just a blowhard, who peppers in some cultural references, just like every Billions character does.

 

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My thoughts on the episode:  it bothered me so much that Roman accused Kendall of trying to kill their father. Kendall didn’t even want to go to the meeting.  He was pressured into it by Frank. And then, Ken repeatedly asked Logan if he was ok, if he needed to rest and was told by a too proud to ask for help Logan that he was okay.  Even if Roman was joking or just trying to give Ken a hard time, it was unfair to pin that incident on Ken.

I like the show a lot, but at this point I feel like I’m watching Pinky and The Brain.  Kendall trying every which way to take over the company and failing miserably each and every time. Self sabotaging, not listening to the people that he has hired to advise him, getting in his own way at every turn - I don’t know whether to feel sorry for him or to feel disgusted by him. 

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