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ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Thu, May 14, 2020 11:58 PM

Tom's character sucks.  Can't stand his interactions with Greg. For the record, I'm on S1:E5

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 15, 2020 12:11 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Tom's character sucks.  Can't stand his interactions with Greg. For the record, I'm on S1:E5


kizer permanente Senior Member
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Fri, May 15, 2020 1:28 AM

Finished season 1 tonight. Technically every character sucks. Personality wise they're all abhorrent. Sometimes their character can be miserable and you hate how they are but then they can be enjoyable too. I’m not a huge fan of Tom but he’s great for the show. 

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Fri, May 15, 2020 8:10 AM

I think the OC has wayyyy too high of an opinion on Succession. 

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Fri, May 15, 2020 8:24 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Tom's character sucks.  Can't stand his interactions with Greg. For the record, I'm on S1:E5

Tom is terrible. I can't believe I'm in the minority on here with that opinion. 

Automatik Senior Member
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Fri, May 15, 2020 10:09 AM

Tom is great.

When they go to the weirdo underground party. So awesome.

Also it's not just the OC. Won the Golden Globe for Best Drama and Brian Cox won best actor.

 

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 15, 2020 10:45 AM
posted by Automatik

Also it's not just the OC. Won the Golden Globe for Best Drama and Brian Cox won best actor.

 

In 2 seasons everyone but Greg has been nominated or won an award. McCulkin (nominated) and Cox (win) for Golden Globes as you said. Critics and fans both love it. It’s definitely not just an OC thing. S&L personally didn’t like it, which is fine, but he is dead wrong about its popularity.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Fri, May 15, 2020 11:46 AM

Lol what? I didn’t say it’s not popular, I even said a few weeks ago that I know I’m in the minority and a ton of people love it. I just feel like you guys think it’s way better than it is. IMO the characters are all awful, and who wants to watch a show where the characters are all awful and annoying? 

Automatik Senior Member
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Fri, May 15, 2020 12:06 PM

Different strokes. I never liked Breaking Bad. 

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Fri, May 15, 2020 12:39 PM
posted by Automatik

Different strokes. I never liked Breaking Bad. 

And that’s fine and I’m not disagreeing. I’m saying if you read this thread, you’ll think Succession is the greatest tv show ever. 

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Fri, May 15, 2020 12:40 PM

Also, how dare you. Breaking bad is the all-time #1! 

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 15, 2020 12:55 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

And that’s fine and I’m not disagreeing. I’m saying if you read this thread, you’ll think Succession is the greatest tv show ever. 

No, but outside of Saul it’s probably the best going currently. So, we talk about it as such. It didn’t get much love S1, when GOT was still on, because we all talked about that. 
 

And I think awful characters is what makes a show. Game of Thrones was littered with horrible people. Same with Breaking Bad. And Sopranos. The Wire had a few good cops, but that’s it. Even comedy wise, Seinfeld and Sunny, horrible humans. Succession has a family of awful people, but they have redeeming qualities within the show of less awfulness than someone else lol. 

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Fri, May 15, 2020 1:46 PM

I just strongly disagree. I couldn’t get into it at all, and I thought the characters and their “comedy” the show was going for was so fucking stupid. It wasn’t funny, it was just annoying to watch. That’s way different than “I kinda like Joffree’s character because he’s such a bad person”. 
 

ETB’s example of Greg and tom’s back and forth in S1...that wasn’t funny at all. Like not even close. I thought someone was messing with me because it was so dumb.  Then I come on here and you guys act like it’s the best thing ever. It sucked. 

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 15, 2020 2:18 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

I just strongly disagree. I couldn’t get into it at all, and I thought the characters and their “comedy” the show was going for was so fucking stupid. It wasn’t funny, it was just annoying to watch. That’s way different than “I kinda like Joffree’s character because he’s such a bad person”. 
 

ETB’s example of Greg and tom’s back and forth in S1...that wasn’t funny at all. Like not even close. I thought someone was messing with me because it was so dumb.  Then I come on here and you guys act like it’s the best thing ever. It sucked. 

For the record, I hated S1 through like 5-6 episodes, but just decided to finish. Ended up really liking it. Then S2 was just 5x better, imo, and this became a top show for me.

When my wife wanted to watch it, and I had to rewatch S1 again, it was a lot better. One of those rewatches where it actually helped to know the end outcome.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Fri, May 15, 2020 8:22 PM

There are several kinds of humor for sure. To each their own. I can watch episodes of the Office and hardly crack a smile. Seinfeld just moderately funny....but just my opinion. A lot of the new age funny isn’t funny to me either.

 

bigorangebuck22 Senior Member
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Sat, May 16, 2020 6:40 AM

TBS will be showing a best-of-Frank-Costanza Sienfeld marathon today starting at 4:00 

https://www.thewrap.com/tbs-to-air-best-of-frank-costanza-seinfeld-marathon-in-honor-of-jerry-stiller/

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Sat, May 16, 2020 7:08 AM

Bundesliga on this morning!

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Sat, May 16, 2020 5:39 PM

Tom's bachelor party where he thought what happened to him was awesome.  LOL.  Gross AF.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Tue, May 26, 2020 9:34 PM

Finished (caught up) with Succession.  Damn, S2:E10 ending was phenomenal.  Tom is growing on me.  All of them are.

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 26, 2020 10:05 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Finished (caught up) with Succession.  Damn, S2:E10 ending was phenomenal.  Tom is groing on me.  All of them are.

That’s by far the best episode of the show. All the shit talking “no offense” being thrown at the table is great TV. And the whole thing on a yacht...

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