Why do we like the Roys?

Succession season 3 reveals the thematic heart of HBOs hit show.

We don’t love to hate the Roys.

We like the Roys.

Because the Roys are like us.

“There is no line. Everything everywhere is always moving, forever. Get used to it.” HBO’s hit show Succession reveals its thematic heart with this line from Logan Roy in episode 4 of season three. Which answers the question that every viewer of Succession is asking themselves — why do we like the Roys?


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.


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