Succession: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Succession returns in darkly funny form, with sharp writing, exceptional performances, and a surprising new level of sympathy for some of television's least likable characters.



Critic Ratings: 53


Audience Score

User Ratings: 111
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Air date: Aug 11, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Succession Season 2

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (21)

Succession is a series about monstrous rich people that manages to be exhilarating and grim as hell at the same time.

Aug 30, 2019 | Full Review…

It's almost irresponsible how good it is, but luckily the only people who would actually reenact it are also already boars themselves.

Aug 5, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

There is enough back-stabbing and secretive planning among the Roys to keep them joyless - and to keep us joyfully entertained - for some time to come.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

There's not enough absorbency in a tissue factory to mop up the verbal effluent when the warring siblings and their irascible patriarch get together to talk business.

Aug 15, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It should be said that Succession isn't for the faint-hearted. Foul-mouthed insults flew thick and fast, while several scenes would have been pretty impenetrable to new viewers.

Aug 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There are moments - usually when the camera jerks towards Kendall's vacant, flummoxed face - when I believe that Succession is just about the best thing I've ever seen on television.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Succession is often angled as an upper-crust drama, but in fact... it succeeds as a dark comedy, a satire full of despicable characters that are inexplicably delightful to watch.

Sep 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Much better than Dynasty or Falcon Crest; better written, better interpreted, more complex and bold, but without losing that air of soap opera with very bad guys and traitors and ambitious in general. [Full Review in Spanish]

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Between...larger discussions of the malleability of values in the face of extravagant wealth, "Tern Haven" finds plenty of ways to put the Roys through the psychological wringer.

Sep 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The Supreme Roy Family returns in all their powerful glory in Succession

Aug 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Succession: Season 2

  • 29m ago
    Among the best TV Show in recent years. Music, editing, acting and plot are all incredible.
  • 2d ago
    Aside from the terrific Brian Cox, there is nothing to like about this show. I've tried watching it many times hoping to see what the good reviewers see. Nope, it's just bad. The shaky camera is annoying as heck, the characters are all depraved and stupid, and everyone is mean and nasty and not in a campy way. They're just all unlikeable. There is no tension, no humor, no compelling story, they're all just a bunch of hateful people with nothing interesting about them. Same with this show. I don't understand the gushing reviews. If you want to watch a show about the workings of wealthy wall street types, watch Billions instead.
  • 3d ago
    This show is the balls.
  • 5d ago
    I like it the pace is a little slow and sometimes you need it to kick along a little faster but overall it's got good writing and great acting.
  • 6d ago
    Great. HBO is on the top of their game with this one.
  • Sep 15, 2019
    Getting better and better
  • Sep 14, 2019
    One of the very best shows on TV and my absolute favorite! The writing is incredible, the acting is superb the twists and turns keep you wanting more. Plus, this is the only TV show that I go through the whole intro every time just to hear the amazing theme music. Don't miss this one!
  • Sep 12, 2019
    unarguably HBO's best show currently. every characters story is perfectly told and intertwined into this one of a kind 1% family drama.
  • Sep 11, 2019
    Genius...the characters are uncomfortably awesome
  • Sep 09, 2019
    Well scripted and acted

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