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Succession Season 3 DVD Review

“Succession” is still one of HBO’s best current series.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.”

The 9 episode third season picks up where the second season left off. In light of Kendall’s bombshell public reveal, Logan decides to step back as CEO of Waystar briefly while things blow over. Waystar finds itself in hot water with the FBI and DOJ and Logan mulls over what to do with the company. Kendall, meanwhile, tries to persuade his siblings to join his whistleblowing on the cruise line scandal, but they don’t initially. On top of that, a rift between Kendall and his family widens while Kendall also suffers mental health issues. Other plots involve Logan having a urinary tract infection, a Presidential candidate, Caroline finding a new husband, Tom fearing prison and plotting to get on Logan’s good side, and a season ending twist that will shake things up for season 4.

A series about a rich, dysfunctional family who is constantly backstabbing one another may not sound appetizing on paper, but in reality, it’s one of TV’s best series. The characters themselves may be unlikable and entitled jerks on the surface and yet they’re some of the most complex characters on television. Yes, they’re aided by snappy dialogue and sometimes intense dramatic situations, but there’s something compelling about being drawn into this twisted world of the Roy family where everyone is scheming. Good storytelling will take you to new places whether they be fantastical or not. With “Succession,” audiences are being taken into the dark capitalistic world of business and family business and it’s nothing short of a wild trip. After 3 seasons now, there’s no sign of the show slipping up either as it has remained consistent. If the season finale is any indication, season 4 is bound to be a must see too.

Of course, the cast goes a long way into making this series even better than it already is. Brian Cox was born to play Logan, Nicholas Braun (Greg) and Jeremy Strong (Kendall) have elevated their careers with their roles here, Sarah Snook is finally getting the recognition she deserves as Shiv, Matthew Macfadyen really shines as Tom (whose role becomes increasingly bigger), J. Smith-Cameron is fantastic as Gerri, and Kieran Culkin simply steals every scene he is in as Roman.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? The standard definition versions of the episodes are solid, but it’s a shame there isn’t a Blu-ray release too.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? An adequate 5.1 track. No more, no less.

Extras:
* “Succession: Controlling The Narrative”- Featurettes on episode 2 and 4 that feature episode clips, cast and crew interviews, character discussions
* 2 “Who Said It?” segments in which cast members guess who said what dialogue. One with Sarah Snook and Alan Ruck and the other with Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen.
* “Roy Family Food Chain”- Cast members talk about where the characters land in the family food chain.

May 7, 2022 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , , , ,

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