The most awaited moment of the year is here. There is a new season of ‘Succession’ ready to make our Mondays less Monday with the best time of rich families trying to tear each other apart. Unfortunately, it will already be the last batch of episodes of the Roy family dramas that we will be able to enjoy after surprisingly announcing its end.
Somehow they’ve made the power struggles of a bunch of filthy rich people who make the world a worse place all the more entertaining. But they are not the only ones who have found the formula for success, since we have here three great examples of wealthy dynasties trying to throw knives at each other that result (especially in a couple of them) very funny to watch.
‘Arrested Development’ (2003-2006; 2013; 2018)
Created by: Mitchell Hurwitz. Distribution: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Ron Howard.
If ‘Succesion’ manages to satirize powerful telecommunications empires such as those of the Redstone or Murdoch families with great success and in a very accessible way, this essential sitcom also did so with great skill of the real estate emporiums and also of the Bush family. and did revolutionizing the style of American television comedy.
The humor somewhere between supreme absurdity and twisted self-awareness, the ability to drag jokes through several chapters, Ron Howard’s voice-over narration, the parody of docureality tone. and a group of characters with dysfunctional dynamics that were a lot of fun to follow. At least the first three seasons, which are the best American television has ever given.
Created by:Taylor Sheridan. Distribution: Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Kelsey Chow, Wes Bentley, Danny Huston.
What if we put cowboy hats on ‘Succession’? A little more serious and forceful, with less satirical ambition but also much of the Shakespearean side that defines the Jesse Armstrong series. all led to one of the largest and most powerful ranches in the United States and getting into conflicts with an Indian reservation, making a fight on many fronts and large dimensions.
Taylor Sheridan finds here the opportunity to develop the most western part of her intense and crude thriller style that dissects the roots of the American nation. An overwhelming work that Kevin Costner leads with aplomb and that has managed to win over the publicbecoming one of the biggest television phenomena that has caught most critics on foot.
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‘The Gemstone’ (‘The Righteous Gemstones’, 2019-Present)
Created by: Danny McBride. Distribution: John Goodman, Danny McBride, Adam DeVine, Edi Patterson, Walton Goggins.
This is probably the best methadone for when ‘Succession’ is finally finished, because it maintains many of its keys but taken to the good ground of the comedy by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green. Characters absolutely unable to recognize their ridiculous nature trying to pass as the masters of the roost in the middle of a not inconsiderable economic empire.
Here they also trace their own dissection of power through a powerful business family that runs one of those massive evangelical churches with offshoots into businesses of all kinds. McBride shines alongside a great cast that knows how to keep the degree of pathos well without losing interest in them and the execution marked by Gordon Green makes it visually ambitious and powerful.
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