The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX


Go Back   Rolex Forums - Rolex Watch Forum > General Topics > Open Discussion Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 13 July 2018, 12:05 AM   #1
cenzo86
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: NY
Posts: 31
Anyone else watching Succession on HBO

I can't stop watching this Succession. It has been a show about showcasing truley terrible in their natural habitat, action in truley terrible ways. But their watch game is solid.
The first episode showcased how little the Uber rich value possessions. The up and comer trying to get I to the family wants to get his future father in law something special for his birthday. His fiance tells him just make sure it looks like you spend $10 -$15 grand worth. The gift turns out to be a Patek Phillipe, which "is incredibly accurate at telling you how rich you are". Dad doesn't care and gifts it to a poor family his children embarrassed, as reparation.
Another terrible character (for whom I have particular disdain) is played by (not) Macaulay Culkin. He's the toolbag who feigns politeness with a , "please and thank you". I hate that guy! But he has been wearing a few different Rolex so far throughout the series. In fact, I am pretty sure he was wearing an Explorer II polar in Sunday's episode. I pointed it out to my wife and she said, you have to throw it out now...
Anyone else enjoying the exploits of the Roy family?

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
cenzo86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2018, 12:08 AM   #2
GoingPlaces
2023 Rolex DAYTONA Pledge Member
 
GoingPlaces's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 5,280
It's on my hit list, looks like a pretty good show.
GoingPlaces is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2018, 03:28 AM   #3
WatchGuy1966
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Location Location
Posts: 1,436
Terrible show, but I can't stop watching it.
WatchGuy1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2018, 03:30 AM   #4
jb335
2023 Pledge Member
 
jb335's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: The States
Watch: Cosmograph Daytona
Posts: 5,025
Haha. Yeah, I have been a witching it and noticed they definitely are making a point of showing watches. I bet someone in production is a major WIS.

Not Macaulay Caulkin though. His little brother. Also, I never noticed the polar on him. In other episodes it looked like he was wearing an ice blue dial Platinum. I donít think it was though. They definitely donít have many close up shots of the watches. Just keep them visible enough to tease us WIS.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
jb335 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2018, 03:30 AM   #5
beshannon
2023 Pledge Member
 
beshannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Real Name: Brian
Location: Northern Virginia
Watch: One of Not Many
Posts: 17,896
Tried but a truly awful show
__________________
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar, Glashutte PanoInverse, Omega Aqua Terra 150, Omega Speedmaster 3861 Moonwatch, Glashutte Senator Exellence, Rolex 116710 GMT Master II BLNR, Breitling Superocean Steelfish, JLC Atmos Transparent
beshannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2018, 03:49 AM   #6
jps3b
"TRF" Member
 
jps3b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
Watch: 116619
Posts: 1,334
Iím glad you posted this. I think Iím gonna binge watch the first few episodes no that there isnít anything on right now. Fun to spot the ďEaster eggĒ watches on all the different characters
jps3b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2018, 04:28 AM   #7
jvd99
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Chicago Burbs
Posts: 143
The stammering pace of the dialog, which is intentional, is super annoying, especially with the heir apparent so, who I hate the most. It's an OK show, not great though
jvd99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2018, 02:53 PM   #8
Kidcool
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alabama
Posts: 160
I found the description of the Patek Philippe amusing:

“Every time you look at it, it tells you exactly how rich you are”
Kidcool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2018, 02:56 PM   #9
cosmoliu
"TRF" Member
 
cosmoliu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Real Name: Norman
Location: CA
Watch: Rolex, PP
Posts: 141
I've been watching it, but have just about decided to quit. It's sort of like a train wreck- you just can't look away.
cosmoliu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7 August 2018, 01:53 PM   #10
gnuyork
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 3,228
I'm trying to figure out which watch Kendall Roy is wearing. Is it a Breguet?


Quote:
Originally Posted by jb335 View Post
They definitely don’t have many close up shots of the watches. Just keep them visible enough to tease us WIS.
Exactly
gnuyork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7 August 2018, 02:02 PM   #11
Bruins7
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: LA
Watch: Rolex(4),15400
Posts: 1,105
Really bad show... But Power is fun
Bruins7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7 August 2018, 03:00 PM   #12
Carry The Interest
"TRF" Member
 
Carry The Interest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: LA
Watch: RLX, ALS
Posts: 3,410
It's been a guilty pleasure show for my fiance and I. We've been staying up to date on it weekly and just watched the finale last night.

Not going to spoil anything for anyone.

It's by no means one of HBO's finest, but entertaining enough for the slow summer season of shows.

I think the relationship between Tom and Greg is by far my favorite/most entertaining part of the show. "Well I shouldn't be, Greg"
https://youtu.be/nEG2yNdQC7A?t=2m4s
Carry The Interest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7 August 2018, 03:33 PM   #13
jmrxtr
"TRF" Member
 
jmrxtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Real Name: Jon
Location: Portland, OR
Watch: PamRolexIWC
Posts: 636
i tried. i hate them all. not in a guilty pleasure way.
the patek story line was clever.
jmrxtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7 August 2018, 04:40 PM   #14
1st amg
2023 Rolex DAYTONA Pledge Member
 
1st amg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Real Name: nicholas
Location: ottawa canada
Watch: Rolex,AP,Panerai
Posts: 8,282
I have been hooked on it. I am away and I missed the Fina episode but I did record it. Gonna have to wait
1st amg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7 August 2018, 05:09 PM   #15
Vivalas
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Real Name: Stephen
Location: Devon UK
Watch: AP and Rolex
Posts: 2,349
Itís a bit weirdly addictive. I donít like it but I always want to watch the next episode. The characters are quite quirky/odd.
Vivalas is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 7 August 2018, 09:58 PM   #16
christianj
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 562
I've been watching and waiting for it to get better. Likely will stick with it for the season and then if it doesn't get better it will get cancelled anyway.
christianj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7 August 2018, 10:23 PM   #17
Star Ferry
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: down by the river
Posts: 4,926
It's a painfully accurate portrayal of many real "rich kids" I've met. As these people age, they try to act like mature leaders, but everyone knows they didn't earn their positions. Hardship builds wisdom and character, but they've often never experienced any
Star Ferry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 August 2018, 09:09 PM   #18
Vivalas
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Real Name: Stephen
Location: Devon UK
Watch: AP and Rolex
Posts: 2,349
Thought Iíd bump this. Been under the weather last few weeks (viral labyrinthitus) and not been too mobile so Iíve rattled through this series.

Have to say quite enjoyed it as strange as it was. Season finale quite clever as it sets up a second series (if it gets commissioned)
Vivalas is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11 August 2018, 11:53 PM   #19
uscmatt99
"TRF" Member
 
uscmatt99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,973
My wife and I are hooked, and it’s tough to find shows we both enjoy this much.
uscmatt99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2018, 12:07 AM   #20
GoingPlaces
2023 Rolex DAYTONA Pledge Member
 
GoingPlaces's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 5,280
Just saw the first two episodes, will continue with the series. I found it to be a pretty decent show but not by any means an HBO classic. Interesting seeing the deep character flaws they each have. Truly rotten in some cases. Hopefully there is a train wreck, they mostly deserve it.
GoingPlaces is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2018, 12:28 AM   #21
PerioBear
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Real Name: Alex
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 757
I tried, but couldnít finish the first episode. Perhaps I should give it a second chance.
PerioBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2018, 12:33 AM   #22
AK797
"TRF" Member
 
AK797's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Real Name: Neil
Location: UK
Watch: ing ships roll in
Posts: 58,785
I went for Sharp Objects instead... it's very visceral and cuts deep, and Amy Adams is incredibly good.
AK797 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2018, 02:05 AM   #23
Blansky
2023 Pledge Member
 
Blansky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: swmnpoolsmovie*
Posts: 8,488
Watched the first season.

The life and times of a family of sociopaths, and it's hard to find anyone to cheer for. Makes you wish they all go down in flames.

Supposedly a thinly concealed story about Rupert Murdoch and his family and probably not too far from the truth.

Ultimately its a rich family of train wrecks whom the viewers are supposed to love watching imploding every week. But these kind of people control the world which sort of makes the joke on us.
Blansky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2018, 02:20 AM   #24
Vivalas
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Real Name: Stephen
Location: Devon UK
Watch: AP and Rolex
Posts: 2,349
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blansky View Post
Supposedly a poorly concealed story about Rupert Murdoch and his family and probably not too far from the truth.
Id not read that anywhere bit that was my guess
Vivalas is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2018, 02:30 AM   #25
Blansky
2023 Pledge Member
 
Blansky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: swmnpoolsmovie*
Posts: 8,488
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vivalas View Post
Id not read that anywhere bit that was my guess
An interesting read:

https://slate.com/culture/2018/08/su...-reviewed.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/30/a...brian-cox.html
Blansky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2018, 09:24 AM   #26
coffeebreak
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Philippines
Posts: 436
The family is a train wreck and this show stutters forwards in the most awkward way. I love it!
coffeebreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2018, 05:48 PM   #27
Vivalas
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Real Name: Stephen
Location: Devon UK
Watch: AP and Rolex
Posts: 2,349
Great read - thanks
Vivalas is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2018, 11:20 PM   #28
SMD
"TRF" Member
 
SMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Real Name: SMD
Location: LGA/EWR/ORD
Watch: AP/PP
Posts: 3,521
Meh. Don’t find any of the characters terribly believable. Will be quickly forgotten I suspect. Billions knock off.
SMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2018, 05:12 AM   #29
mtrunner
"TRF" Member
 
mtrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Real Name: Gary
Location: Bozeman, MT
Watch: SubC LV
Posts: 7,798
My wife and I loved the show and it has been renewed for the second season. They are truly awful people but we have found it entertaining.
__________________
Mine: TT Datejust Turn-O-Graph "F", Explorer II Black Dial "V", SubC LV "G"
Wife:TT Datejust Diamond Dial "V", Cartier Tank Francaise
mtrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2018, 08:28 AM   #30
Roll the Lex
"TRF" Member
 
Roll the Lex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,842
Just finished billions season 3. Looking at jumping into this next.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Roll the Lex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

DavidSW Watches


*Banners Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.





Copyright ©2004-2023, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.