wasnt a lot of buzz around hbo's succession early on but it has picked up steam as its gone along. the finale just aired yesterday. think i still have three on my plate. theres much palace intrigue regarding the business that somewhat mirrors the murdoch empire but its more a family drama albeit one about the super rich replete with an overbearing patriarch and a bunch of damaged kids trailing in his wake.
and hbo doubled down on wealthy fucked up family dynamics as the lead in is sharp objects with amy adams as the deeply damaged child and patricia clarkson as the impossibly passive aggressive matriarch and leading citizen of a small town in southern missouri.
both are worth watching though i wouldnt recommend watching them in succession.
Patrick Melrose. That was worthwhile but rough.
These recent episodes of The Handmaid's Tale are so relevant they almost seem like they're being written on their air dates.
season four was kind of a letdown but sure, why not, season five of arrested development airs on netflix in a couple of weeks.
suspicious of succession but has a good pedigree with brian cox in the lead as a rupert murdock type and adam mckay from the big short as creator. on hbo in early june.
not really won over by the trailer but interesting subject matter. kind of in the master territory with strange angel. out mid june.
“The story follows the life of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.”
binged bill haders dark comedy barry yesterday on hbo. lived up to the limited hype. lot of funny performances depicting fourth rate gangsters and fifth rate acting students. henry winkler is great as the acting teacher. killing it late career between this, childrens hospital and arrested development.
seeing a lot of positive notices for a new spy thriller series from bbc america, killing eve. airs tomorrow night.