Fans of HBO’s hit series “Succession” are eagerly anticipating the finale of the show’s fourth and final season, with many turning to online forums for emotional support and theories about how the show will end. Despite being a critical success, the show’s audience has always been more about the membership than the size, with the show attracting coastal media and agenda-setting groups. Some fans have even turned to Shakespeare’s “King Lear” for clues about how the series will end, with the show being described as a loose retelling of the play. The finale is expected to leave a cultural mark on audiences.
Citing a recent article from CP24, fans of HBO’s hit series “Succession” are bracing themselves for the show’s highly anticipated series finale. The critically acclaimed drama’s fourth and final season has been a rollercoaster ride for viewers, chronicling the struggles of a billionaire media mogul and his children as they fight to take over the family company.
Despite the show’s premise, some experts in the field of trusts and estates law find it hard to believe that the family in “Succession” wouldn’t have a firm succession plan in place. Jennifer Gould, an Oregon-based trusts and estates lawyer, remarked that the idea is “ridiculous.” Nevertheless, she, like many other fans, is preparing to watch the 88-minute finale with bated breath.
For dedicated viewers of the show, the emotional toll of season four has been significant, with many turning to online communities for support and discussion. Gould herself found solace in a chat dedicated to all things “Succession” on the social news website Reddit, where over 456,000 members gather to share their thoughts and theories about the show.
As fans gear up for the finale, some are turning to literature for clues about how the series will end. Gould, for instance, is rereading “King Lear,” one of Shakespeare’s bleakest tragedies, which she believes could offer insights into the show’s conclusion. “It’s fairly obvious that it’s a loose retelling of King Lear,” she said of “Succession.” “I watch it obsessively. I don’t think there’s another way to watch it.”
Ultimately, the popularity of “Succession” has always been about the membership of its audience, not its size. The show’s popularity among coastal media and agenda-setting groups that it depicts and attracts means that the finale is sure to leave a cultural mark. In recent years, other prestige TV finales have set the standard for both talkability and inscrutability, such as “The Sopranos,” which famously cut to black to the song “Don’t Stop Believin’” in 2007.
As the final episode of “Succession” approaches, fans are bracing themselves for an emotional and unforgettable conclusion. Whether the show’s ending will be satisfying or not remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: “Succession” has left an indelible mark on television history.