Succession is the perfect successor to Game of Thrones – CNET

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Jeremy Strong (Kendall) and Sarah Snook (Shiv) in the second season of Succession. Peter Kramer/HBO I know, I get it. You probably haven't recovered from that Game of Thrones ending either. I sure still haven't forgiven GoT for an almost Cersei-less season. And yet, Sunday evenings haven't been the same. Not since the HBO show sent Jon Snow beyond the Wall and put Bran in charge. That's until I decided to give Succession a try and realized what I'd been missing. Succession is currently airing its second season and is the best show you're not already watching. If you're a fan of Game of Thrones who longs for Cersei Lannister savoring another glass of red wine while she plots the demise of her enemies, here's my eight-pronged argument for it. You need to watch this show. 1. The Roys are the new Lannisters You know, a dysfunctional influential family that values money and power above all and whose members don't hesitate to scheme against each other if need be. .

The Roys don't always pay their debts the way the Lannisters do, but other than that... 2. The 'game of thrones' is on Instead of the Iron Throne, what's at stake is the CEO position at media and entertainment conglomerate Waystar Royco, founded by vicious oligarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox). He's aging and under pressure to name a successor, but the only way his children can step up is to betray him. You could call it the ironic throne. The pretenders to the throne include the heir apparent with a traitorous past, Kendall (Jeremy Strong); the younger son with a serious problem of attention deficit disorder who's a lawsuit waiting to happen, Roman (Kieran Culkin); the son-in-law who has the wrong last name for the job, Tom (Matthew Macfadyen). And the only daughter, Siobhan (Sarah Snook), arguably the smartest of the Roy siblings but who's directed her scheming into politics. 3. .

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