Succession season 4 episode 1 review: One of the best shows on TV is back

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On March 26, we have the return of one of the best shows on TV (maybe ever) in Succession. The Roy family had a massive shift in the family dynamic that will be interesting to watch unfold in the show’s final season. Below, I share my review of the first episode of season 4.

The official synopsis for Succession season 4, “The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is completed. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.”

The episode begins with us at Logan’s birthday party, followed by Roman and Kendall having a meeting, with Shiv showing up moments later. We see the trio are arguing over who is committed to their plan and who isn’t. Then, Logan hilariously couldn’t care less about his birthday party and couldn’t be bothered to stand around for them to sing him happy birthday. Finally, Greg shows up to the birthday gathering, but with a girl, and Logan’s assistant grills him on bringing a random to the party due to how important things are currently for the family.

Succession season 4 episode 1 is a chess match of an episode

One of the biggest things we are going to watch throughout this season is going to be the relationship between Shiv and Tom. We saw Tom basically screw her and the rest of the group over at the end of season 3. In episode 1, the dynamic is at an all-time high between the two, and Shiv isn’t handling their relationship right now.

I am still baffled at the incredible one-liners this show provides us year in and year out. The delivery from Brian Cox in this serious tone while making the viewer laugh never gets old. Cox has knocked out the role of Logan Roy for three going on four seasons in what I believe is one of the greatest roles in TV history. The king of the Roy family is back, with a bigger chip on his shoulder, as he goes for the kill with his kids.

There’s a meeting at the end of this episode between Logan, Tom, Greg, and his crew that will have you in tears laughing. Furthermore, the writing here is a massive chess match that blends drama and comedy perfectly that has you on the edge of your seat. It’s a back-and-forth chess match between the Roy family that is a massive pissing contest. My goodness, I love this show.

Overall, Succession season 4 kicks off with a massive chess match with Logan trying to put the nail in his kids coffin while they scramble to get one up on their father. It is a fantastic start to what could go down as one of the greatest shows in TV history. I am excited to see how the battle plays out and who else gets involved in the mix.

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Succession season 4 episode 1 kicks off on HBO on March 26th at 9 p.m. ET.