Succession, deconstructed

In which I attempt to understand how a great season of TV is put together

I’ve read 1,000 articles on how to write pilot scripts, taken classes, read books, watched YouTubes. I still don’t feel I have a great grasp on the arc/flow/structure of a season of TV. So this is something of a real-time note-taking session as I rewatch Season 1 of HBO’s Succession, the fabulous show about the Murdoch, I mean Roy family of media moguls.

I started with the Wikipedia page that summarizes the plot of each episode. But reading plot summaries tells you nothing about theme…

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is somewhat confused, overly questioning, intensely connecting, mysteriously defined, locked in a time and place unknowable and perfectly defined.

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Richard Koman

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is somewhat confused, overly questioning, intensely connecting, mysteriously defined, locked in a time and place unknowable and perfectly defined.

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