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June 25, 2020 at 10:02 am #1203551501
I thought I’d share @aen’s compilation of Succession’s appearances in awards related media this past month from the Succession season 2 thread. I mean look at the past week alone :
wow, normally I don’t pay much attention to campaigns (probably that’s why I only now found out that Riley did an interview with freaking Fiona Shaw), but this seems like an impressive list.June 23, 2020 at 12:45 pm #1203548307
With its 0.2 million HBO viewer average I am confident this is going to be this years Years and Years.
This is disappointing, but now in retrospect I appreciate Gentleman Jack performance on HBO a bit more. The whole collab between BBCA and HBO seems strangly muted. Those shows come and go without making any noise.
Anyway, HBO Go in my country is one week behind with the series, but just wanted to say, that I loved the last 10 minutes of episode 2. Her slow realization of what happened was really powerful, but done in a very grounded way.June 13, 2020 at 2:22 pm #1203531482
She was credited on three out of eight scripts, so she had a significant hand in the third season’s writing even if she did not drive it. And she did hire her writing staff, which is the one that was in the tweet.
Oh sorry, I was talking about the lady who posted that KE writing stuff picture- Kayleigh Llewellyn. She joined for s.4.June 13, 2020 at 12:11 pm #1203531355
Even if I love the show, I’m glad this conversation happens.
Right now however, this new writer gets heat for things that she actually didn’t do:
1. she didn’t write s.3
2. she doesn’t do hire on KE
For quality of writing she will be judge next year, for tone deaf tweet she can be judge now, for everything else – the whole industry (and therefore, KE producers) should be questioned all the time.June 12, 2020 at 10:31 am #1203529888
I watched it just before the noms announcement. It was always on my radar because of japanese actors. It’s low key my fave show of 2020.
Not perfect by any means, but who needs perfect shows!? I just admire the show’s commitment to the characters, how it’s not afraid to be slow, to take time. But patience pays off – emotional beats that the show throws at you, hit you really hard, because you care about those characters.
I also love how they write supporting characters: take for example the lead character’s wife. You would think you are dealing with some stereoptype or irritating “TV wife”, and then boom, by the time you watch the final episode she is your favorite character.
So yeah, I loved it. I hope they win.June 12, 2020 at 9:34 am #1203529784
After that first ep I’m definitely in.
I watch the trailer, so I knew what this is all about, but there was something so incredibly tense about the second half.
My anxiousness was growing with each passing minute, because I subconsciously was seeing potential perpetrator in every new character..
That was so well played and structured.June 6, 2020 at 12:53 am #1203518788
Adrian Johnston (Giri/Haji) is nominated for Best Original Music, but it’s impossbile to find his score online.
The music on this show is spectacular, so here is hoping this nom, will finally motivate someone to release it.June 6, 2020 at 12:46 am #1203518779
What show were you watching? This is literally the subject of the last two episodes and of the last scene of season 3.
If anything, it was one of the reasons why s.2 finale was so perplexing to so many fans and critics. Season two was doing all the good work (ep 2×7 is one of my all time fave), only to retreat last minute in a manner that now frustrates even more.
Heathcote brought back Eve with suppressed dark desires, but thanks to s.2 ending, she had to do the same work all over again. This time however she left another lead writer with a much better starting point. L. Neal won’t have to do the same dance again, she can now finally move on.June 3, 2020 at 11:57 pm #1203515541
It’s funny I had the strangest feeling yesterday that Years and Years was going to get shut out. Turns out I was bang on.
not gonna lie, I’m shocked. Zero noms. Zero.
– happy with Gentleman Jack nom for best series, but overall only two (!?) nominatios for the show (the second is for Suranne).
– no nomination for Andrew Scott
– holy crap, 6 noms for Giri/Haji, including Best Drama! Love to see!
– Chernobyl dominates, as it should.June 3, 2020 at 8:32 am #1203514363
Johnny Jewel & Saoirse Ronan song “Tell Me” (it was used in the last scene) entered iTunes charts in some countries. The biggest gain was in the UK where it was in Top 40 (currently at #46).
Ratings for s.3 were fairly consistent. Compare to last year, they lost some viewers, but young demo (18-49) stayed on decent level. Most viewers still see the show as BBCA’s show, not AMC’s (BBCA beat AMC five times).
In Live Same Day ratings, the difference between these two networks wasn’t big: BBCA 0.10 vs AMC 0.11 (avarage demo). But in L+3 Days ratings BBCA beat AMC almost every single week. I don’t have data for two episodes, but for eg. ep 3×7 L3 ratings were: BBCA 0.22 vs AMC 0.15.
Anyway,, in terms of demo, year 2 year the show lost 22% on AMC, but gained 14% on BBCA.
Season 1 avg (BBCA) 0.11
Season 2 avg (both networks) 0.23
Season 3 avg (both networks) 0.21June 2, 2020 at 10:55 pm #1203513847
After seeing the whole season I think the show is still fairly competitive in acting noms and some below the line, like Production Design…maybe even Cinematography.
Wrting is out of the reach, I think, tho for the sake of it, they should submitt one of the two episodes: Meetings Have Biscuits (Laura) or Are You From Pinner? (Suzanne)
The former was good old KE at its finest, the latter was KE tries something new and as a stand alone ep, its structure and execution was really good.
Directing: Are You From Pinner? Again from technical POV (directing, cinematography, production design) it really was one their best this season. And considering how hot they were for this new Australian director (Shannon Murphy) and how much they praised her and promoted her on twitter, this could be their submission.
Acting submission, if happens:
Sandra – ep 1 (Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey) or ep 3 (Meetings Have Biscuits)
Jodie – ep 5 (Are You from Pinner?)
Fiona – ep 2 (Management Sucks)
Kim (lol, I know, but I love him, okay?) – ep 8 (Are you Leading or Am I?)
Shame they didn’t submitt Evegenia Dodina in Guest Actress, not a chance of getting nom, obviously, but just for the sake of it, they should do it.
Short summary: this finale made a lot of things right and few things wrong. Like many of you said – this ending should take place in s.2. But at the same time, it did manage to put Eve and Villanelle in situations where individually they reached their absolute limits, so by the time they meet again, they are simply exhausted. What’s left is this utterly bizzare connection that they have. Connection where they often can communicate their feelings and thoughts without any words.
Villanelle’s jounery was done better, than Eve’s. But I would argue that they’ve done a lot of things right with Eve this season, especially in the first half. The episode that broke the thread for her development wasn’t IMO ep 5, but ep 6. That’s where the work should have been done, that’s where the show wasn’t able to communicated better her POV. Finalle was able to fix some of that, but the show needs to do better with Eve.
I do think however, that s.4 really might be Eve’s season, simply because if she stays in touch in Villanelle, there is no way she will be able to hide from some of her darker desires. How are they gonna effect each other if their inner-selves want two different things at the moment?
Anyway, thanks to everyone who was here these past few weeks. I’m staying with this unique show till the end. On to the next season!May 11, 2020 at 11:49 pm #1203477360
Episode 5 gets a 100% at Rotten Tomatoes, the first one from Season 3.
LMAO @ some users here still thinking it’s a bad episode.
oh really? Well, it was the best episode of the season (together with 3×3) so I’m not surprised.
The name of the actress who played the mother was Evgenia Dodina, a lagend in her own right. It was only fair that someone as amazing as her would play the mother and I’m not surprised that Comer was so happy with that casting.May 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm #1203474778
I just love surprises like this one.
Still five episodes to watch, but I’m enjoying this tremendously. I actually wasn’t planning to watch it, because I’m not a fan of the lead actor, but he is doing a really good job here. Likeable, and has a very easy and natural chemistry with his co-star.
Agree re world building. They do not overwhelm viewers with it, instead they are patient and precise, so you really have time to appraciate how this whole universe expands in front of you.