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    I think Mark Mylod gets in directing fairly easily next year. If they can give the win to Jason Bateman lol, I don’t see why the directors can’t give Mylod a chance on a hot property. I “hope” the show ups its tallies next year even if only Cox gets in. 2 writing, perhaps? I’d submit the picturesque “Tern Haven,” but I have a feeling the season finale will be his go-to instead.

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    EW reveals its 2019 Entertainers of the Year: The Cast of Succession

    Perhaps you’ve heard of a little group of people called the Roy family. They didn’t join the pop culture conversation in 2019 — the show debuted on HBO in June 2018 — but semi-fictional media magnate Logan Roy and his brethren certainly dominated it. For the final Entertainers of the Year cover story, EW spoke to Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, and Jeremy Strong (otherwise known as Shiv, Roman, and Kendall Roy) and found out that they’re not filthy rich a–holes — they just play them really well on TV.

    I’ll be so pissed if they don’t get their due at the Emmys. Literally everyone seems to know how deserving they are of recognition, except the industry apparently.

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    ^^^ “Attention must be paid!”

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    Finished season 2 last night. Wow. This is officially my favorite season of television from last year. Absolutely spectacular. The whole cast and crew delivered. This should definitely win Drama and Writing. I had a hard time choosing between whether I want Cox or Strong to win Actor, but I think I’ve finally decided on Strong. It’s extremely close, but I think the combination of that fact that Cox already has a well deserved Emmy, and the sheer heartbreaking nature of Strong’s work has pushed me onto his side. Like I said, it’s still extremely close, and I’d be ecstatic to see either one of them winning. In addition to Cox and Strong, Snook, Macfadyen, and Culkin are all extremely deserving of nominations. I’d also like to see Snook win, but if she gets in, then the nomination would be her reward. Nicholas Braun is also absolutely delightful, and while I’d be overjoyed to see him make it, the only way he’ll get in is if the Emmys really go for the show and nominate him alongside Culkin and Macfadyen. While I can definitely see the series getting embraced at this year’s ceremony, I don’t think it’ll have that level of support. Holly Hunter’s also in a position where she’s deserving of a nomination, but she’ll struggle to get it and only get in if they really love the show. If it weren’t for that Guest rule, she’d probably be winning, but in such a crowded Supporting Actress lineup, I don’t see her making it.

    That scene where Logan tells Kendall it has to be him was absolutely amazing. It’s hard to tell, but it’s possibly the best work that Cox and Strong have ever done on this show. I also loved seeing the dynamic between Shiv and Tom changing. Tom may not be a good guy, but it’s still great to see him finally stand up to Shiv. Similarly, the ending was astounding. Logan’s smile was so unbelievably powerful. Kendall May have ruined both Logan and himself (let’s not forget what his father knows about him), but he’s finally, truly earned the respect of Logan. He’s a killer now.  This season gave me so much to love, and like any good season should do, it made me extremely excited for the next one. All the main characters are moving in interesting directions. Kendall’s finally fighting back against Logan, Logan’s at his most vulnerable since his stroke, Shiv and Tom’s relationship seems like it’s ready to completely fall apart, Roman’s clearly been changed by the events of the penultimate episode, Greg’s truly graduated from the sidelines to being a major player (for the time being), and Connor’s stupidity has finally bitten him in the ass. I can’t wait to see where all of them go moving forward.

    This is probably my favorite cast currently on TV. Everyone delivers. That SAG shutout is an absolute crime. Thankfully the Globes knew what they were doing, even if they snubbed some deserving performances. The only thing that kind of annoyed me was that Marcia had so little to do this season. However, Hiam Abbass makes the most of her screen time this season came out so well that even if I were in a position to change it, I probably wouldn’t. The plot simply didn’t demand too much of her. She shouldn’t be forced into the story, but used naturally.

    The first season was good from the start, but it needed a little more time to truly get going. Episode 5 was their initial highlight, but episode 6 is where they really started to get going, and I don’t think they’ve ever stopped. They’ve only sped up. Season 2 was astounding from its first episode, and not once did I think the quality changed over the course of these 10 beautiful episode. Season 1 walked so season 2 could run. Even if the numbers are low, I’m still so glad this show is getting the acclaim that it deserves. It deserves all the awards, so let’s give it to them. I expect to put this down in quite a few spots on my GoldDerby ballot later this year. What more can I say. I loved, loved, loved this season.

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    Kendall May have ruined both Logan and himself (let’s not forget what his father knows about him), but he’s finally, truly earned the respect of Logan.

    My interpretation is that Kendall was able to make the move he did because he realized that Logan did not care about the boy who died. Given also that the ostensible protagonist of the show spent the entire second season as a shell, I imagine that the show has finished spending time on that thread.

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    My interpretation is that Kendall was able to make the move he did because he realized that Logan did not care about the boy who died. Given also that the ostensible protagonist of the show spent the entire second season as a shell, I imagine that the show has finished spending time on that thread.

    Logan may not care about the boy, and while I currently don’t think he’ll use it against Kendall since Logan would be considered an accomplice, if Logan goes down because of Kendall, then I definitely believe he’d be willing to release the info to bring Kendall down with him. Given how guilty Kendall still feels about the whole thing and the fact that I’d he didn’t betray Logan he’s be going down anyway, I’m guessing he’s considered that Logan could use it against him, but doesn’t care.

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    Is it just me but Gerri is actually my favorite character. If this season is to experience Fleabag level of overperformance I think J. Smith-Cameron stands a chance. Holly Hunter is a bigger name but she would be the victim of the guest acting rule as no one who has seen the show would consider her as supporting.

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    My favorite scene of the two seasons, and the one I still think about at least once a week, is Tom telling Shiv that he’s pretty unhappy with her. It was genuinely heartbreaking coming from him, especially, since he’s always seemed to worship the ground she walks on. But I think he finally had realized that she doesn’t seem to need/want him as much as he needs/wants her. That “I don’t know if the sad I’d be without you would be less than the sad I am with you” line gets me every time. So good.

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    Is it just me but Gerri is actually my favorite character. If this season is to experience Fleabag level of overperformance I think J. Smith-Cameron stands a chance. Holly Hunter is a bigger name but she would be the victim of the guest acting rule as no one who has seen the show would consider her as supporting.

    If I could nominate one of them, I’d probably go with Hunter, but I’d be pleasantly surprised to see Smith-Cameron make it. If one of them gets in though, I definitely think it’s Hunter. She’s in less episodes, but her role is much showier, and she’s a huge name. However, while I don’t expect this to happen, if Sarah Snook gets pushed down to supporting, then Hunter and Smith-Cameron go from having small chances at nominations to nonexistent chances. I think Snook belongs in Lead Actress, but if her, Strong, or both of them get pushed down to Supporting, then not only will I predict them to be nominated, I’ll predict them to win.

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    The show is doing so well at these awards so far. SAG really messed up a good thing. Super thrilled for Jeremy Strong’s Critics Choice win!

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    “Succession” just won the PGA for Best Drama Series! Congratulations! This makes SAG look even more foolish for snubbing it in Drama Emsemble, but whatever. Onward to the Emmys!

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    I really really need Succession to win a major series prize somewhere. A lone writing/acting win won’t do. Globes, PGA, Emmys… anywhere. Shows rarely have a season that is this consistently great. I can’t even pick an obvious low point for this season. #SuccessionForSeries.

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    Succession is pretty much 100% locked for a Drama Series win next year at the Emmys at that point

    Succession for Outstanding Drama Series, Emmys 2020

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    It feels so good to root for the frontrunner!

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    Hopefully (despite getting shut out from SAG), the show being the frontrunner that’s doing well with guilds will allow several cast members to be nominated.

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