In last week’s episode, when the network accidentally toppled POTUS, Roman said, “It’s great to know that we can, like a puppet, master the whole American republic project and all, but” and no never ends a sentence. His vision for ATN – “The State Conspiracy Hour is deep but with, like, a… wink” – is the inevitable result of a company that runs purely on greed and incredulous skepticism, and beyond the wink, it doesn’t seem like much of a leap from the current show. And as far as Logan is concerned, his TV show executive claims a presidential candidate is “they get it and they pop music” – the degree is vaguely dependent on a man’s personal interests and preferences, but still emphasizes that it has nothing to do with vision, policy or leadership. With his weapon-level apathy suddenly triggered by an overcompensated Logan, Roman becomes something he rarely gets: terrifying.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/tv/2021/11/22/succession-murdoch-fox-news-gop/ ‘Succession’ takes us behind the scenes of an anti-democratic conclave, and the scene is terrifying