One of the functions of the Internet MovieDatabase website, the database on movies and series and another of Amazon's multiple properties, is to collect the scores of its thousands of users. Viewers vote from one to 10 the chapters or movies they have seen – they can also leave written reviews – and this is how this online service orders the most valued installments of titles like Succession. The cult HBO Max series has just broadcast its latest episode and this is the verdict of Internet users who use this digital platform.
They usually evaluate the series positively, since the least estimated episode has a score of 7.6 out of 10 and more than 5,500 votes. The most valued chapter the day after its final broadcast is close to perfection, according to his criteria: a 9.9. This is the complete list, ordered from worst to best, highlighting some of the moments that define five constants of the series: water as a form of escape from Kendall, betrayal, social encounters in which no one fraternizes, the inevitable Shakespeare and an impeccable script that generates the spontaneous embrace of its actors in an improvised moment.
39. Lifeguard (Season 1, Episode 3: 01x03). Score: 7.6
Despite being the episode in which we can see Roman Roy, the most wayward son of the clan, ejaculating on the window of his new office, it is the least loved delivery by IMDb users. Or maybe it is because of that. It's a scene in which the writers shine, defining with very little the many complexities of a character. But Succession is a series that demands the viewer, of those in which it is difficult to enter into its dynamic. And Salvavidas is one of the first chapters that were broadcast, which exemplify that complicated relationship with the audience.
Roman Roy as Roman Roy in his new office in one of the first chapters of 'Succession'.
38. Pifostio in the whorehouse (01x02). Score: 7.7
Again, one of the initial chapters appears among the least valued. He is clearly harmed by the powerful pilot, which makes the plot of this second seem much thicker. While Logan, the patriarch, is hospitalized, the heirs fight over who will take over. The viewer, shocked by the behavior of the characters, is still not clear about the genre of the story. "It's like The Office, but with very rich people," says one TV Time app user. With the series over, that gender confusion continues to occur.
37. Celebration (01x01). Score: 7.9
We said the pilot is powerful, but IMDb users "only" give it a score of 7.9. They consider, according to the comments, all hateful characters. There is an uncomfortable and sublime scene that exemplifies it. And remember that this is HBO, the home of great stories. During a baseball game, the acolytes of tycoon Logan Roy try to humiliate a boy much more humble than them, the son of the Latino couple who belongs to the service of the family. Roman offers a million dollars of an inheritance that has not been earned by the sweat of his brow if the boy hits a home run. The boy does not think about it, but fails in the face of the abuse and cruelty of the millionaire adults who compete with him on the playing field. Even so, the patriarch approaches him and, unlike his less talented heirs, shows respect for the boy's guts with a handshake and a congratulation that seems to be made to himself, to the boy who built his own path at all costs.
36. The trap for the rich and disadvantaged (01x04). Score: 8.0.
35. Return (02x07). Score: 8.2.
34. Prague (01x08). Score: 8.2 (with more votes than the previous one).
33. I have gone to the marketor (01x05). Score: 8.2 (with more votes than the previous one).
32. What it takes (03x06). Score: 8.3.
31. A lion in the meadow (03x04). Score: 8.3. (with a higher number of votes than the previous one).
30. The summer palace (02x01). Score: 8.3. (with a higher number of votes than the previous one).
29. Austerlitz (01x07). Score: 8.4.
28. Vaulter (02x02). Score: 8.4 (with more votes than the previous one).
27. Prenuptial (01x09). Score: 8.5.
26. Argestes (02x06). Score: 8.6.
Another moment in which Logan Roy does not exactly become father of the year is when he releases a slap to his son Roman. The reactions before and after that moment, both of the father and the children, are again a sample of the skill of the screenwriters to summarize in a few seconds and from various points of view entire decades of a toxic family dynamic.
25. Dundee (02x08). Score: 8.6 (with more votes than the previous one).
24. Mass in time of war (03x02). Score: 8.7.
23. The Monster Family (04x01). Score: 8.7 (with more votes than the previous one).
This is the first chapter of the fourth season that appears on the list begins a too baroque period of the series, excessively focused on business movements that, fortunately, breaks two chapters later. That's why, despite how highly rated the fourth season has been for IMDb users, this installment appears so low on the list. The most interesting thing about this season is to see the evolution of Roman, his process of change; sometimes even more mature and sometimes more emotional (human?) than usual, even unleashed. Also interesting in these early moments of the season is his rise as the favorite among his father's successors, overtaking first Kendall and then Shiv. In this episode part of those changes are already glimpsed in its story arc.
22. Living+ (04x06). Score: 8.8.
21. Secession (03x01). Score: 8.9.
20. Too Birthday (03x07). Score: 8.9 (with more votes than the previous one).
19. Retired janitors from Idaho (03x05). Score: 9.0
18. The Panic Room (02x04). Score: 9.0. (with a higher number of votes than the previous one).
17. Hunting (02x03). Score: 9.0 (with more votes than the previous one).
One of Logan Roy's most perverse moments comes in this episode, when he forces some of the guests at his dinner, made up of his relatives and most direct workers (and also his potential traitors), to play Boar on the floor. The invented pastime consists of forcing a select few to humble themselves, getting on their knees and imitating animal sounds before the rest of the attendees.
16. The essay (04x02). Score: 9.0 (with more votes than the previous one).
15. Disruption (03x03). Score: 9.1.
14. The states of the honeymoon (04x04). Score: 9.1 (with more votes than the previous one).
13. Which side are you on? (01x06). Score: 9.1 (with more votes than the previous one).
12. A.D. (02x09). Score: 9.2.
11. The pre-election party (04x07). Score: 9.2 (with more votes than the previous one).
10. The blacklist (04x05) Score: 9.2 (with more votes than the previous one).
09. Chiantishire (03x08). Score: 9.2 (with more votes than the previous one).
08. No one has disappeared (01x10). Score: 9.2 (with more votes than the previous one).
The last chapter of the first season largely defines the series. A social gathering, in this case a wedding (although at other times it was a birthday or a bachelor party) serves the protagonists to continue negotiating in the permanent power struggle of their particular business Game of Thrones. Instead of getting drunk and celebrating like the rest of the mortals, they always plot and negotiate. The encounters, disagreements and reactions of the characters in this chapter are especially wild even for the most twisted mind. A car accident caused by a rich boy in which one of his workers dies, a wife who waits for the wedding night to announce to her husband that she wants to have an open partner, a rocket that explodes with possible fatalities before the parsimony of its responsible, a useless person who intends to run for president of the United States ... And a father who takes advantage of all the weaknesses of his children to continue to keep them under his control, even under blackmail at the most vulnerable moment of their lives. It is the Saturn devouring his children, by Goya, as Brian Cox himself defined his character in his recent visit to Madrid.
07. Tern Haven (02x05). Score: 9.3.
06. The United States decides (04x08). Score: 9.5.
05. Church and State (04x09). Score: 9.5 (with more votes than the previous one).
04. With eyes open (04x10). Score: 9.6.
It is the final chapter and there are many moments to highlight. One of them is very defining. Once again, Kendall Roy dives into the water to ease the weight of her father's permanent and mammoth presence on her shoulders at the moment when she believes she will inherit his legacy. She has already recurred many other times in the previous 38 episodes. This time, his two younger brothers meet on the shore of the beach as the business and emotional plot that has defined the series intertwines better than ever and spins at a dizzying pace in the 85 minutes that the last installment of Succession lasts.
03. This is not to cry (02x10). Score: 9.8.
The series' hackneyed comparisons to Shakespeare have arisen from the beginning. But it is impossible to ignore that the end of the second season is precisely that, a handful of Shakespearean (or biblical) characters locked in a luxury yacht and choosing among all of them which of them will be the victim of a human sacrifice. Patriarch Logan Roy's look of pride when he discovers his son Kendall, full of killer instinct, stabbing him in the back in front of the media is undoubtedly at the highest peak of twisted moments in a series that is a loop of twisted moments.
02. The bells ring (03x09). Score: 9.8 (with more votes than the previous one).
Again, a season finale is among the favorites of the public, since the third had one chapter less than the rest of the batches. And it is nothing less than the moment when the three Roy brothers seem... siblings. They support each other all together and at the same time probably for the first time in the entire series. But, as it could not be otherwise, there are also betrayals in the continuous tug of war for control of the powerful family business. Shiv's look at discovering her own husband's betrayal, maneuvering in favor of the patriarch of the Roy (and himself) and against his wife's interests shows how even the most icy hearts can break in a matter of seconds.
01. Connor's wedding (04x03). Score: 9.9.
An unexpected death. The great script twist of the last season and the entire series. The scriptwriters, the same ones who are now on strike in Hollywood, and those responsible for the series knocked on the table and dared to advance the foreseeable end of it, to have the opportunity to develop in another seven chapters, instead of in just over an hour, what happens in a fiction when the fiction ends. This third episode of the fourth batch is an enormously emotional tale. And with performances at a higher level, culminating in a hug between the three Roy brothers. According to the actors, the gesture was not in the script. It arose naturally, because of the intensity of emotions they felt with the story built precisely by the writers of Succession.
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