An ode to the best show ever, Succession

An ode to the best show ever, Succession

An ode to the best show ever!

While it’s still difficult to digest that the show is over, the creators quite beautifully described it as a tragedy, and it was always designed to be one…

I still remember the day the pilot had come out, and it was a bet to start watching the show amongst the many that come out, not knowing it would become the best qualitative show to be ever seen…

We forget why we love the show and whilst there’s a lot of corporate drama, takeovers and succession, it’s also the dysfunctionality, the trauma, the abuse, the hurt, the will to prove and get a pat on the back, the inability to break the cycle – probably the reasons many of us related to the show and loved it so much and loved seeing a part of us in many of the characters… 🤫

It was always a show that had to be broken down from a psychological perspective and looked upon the characters and the scenes from that lens and the beauty to understand the behavioural patterns and the reasoning behind every decision – it was all a beautiful aspect of the show.

Speaking of which, there was nothing like this before and nothing again – the quality, the depth, the real-life parallels – the culmination of writing, acting, and directing, time and again they have tested the boundaries and shown us, layers upon layers, how much better can this show become.

The creators, directors, and writers deserve the utmost credit for what they have delivered… and for putting all those words to a voice, what can be said about the cast. Kendall Roy has now become one of the best characters in tv history and credit to Jeremy Strong for all his incredibleness we didn’t know was possible with a character. To mention each character and everything they delivered, probably a book could be written… Brian Cox as Logan Roy, Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy, Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy, and Matthew MacFayden as Tom Wambsgans, amongst others, have etched their names in history as the best for these performances.

Over the four seasons, there have been so many momentous performances/ events which will always be remembered – the moments we fell in love with the show even more. And the icing on the cake, for all these episodes, will be Nicholas Britell’s music.

Spoilers Alert henceforth:
Coming to the finale, four years later with an unexpected twist… knowing that the siblings aren’t going to get it, but how it unfolded was beyond painful to watch. They gave us quite a nice glimpse of the siblings’ bonding and in no time showed the real nature between them as well as what lay at their core.

It was beautiful to watch the full-circle moments, from the first dialogues spoken by these characters to each other in season 1 and how it all makes sense now. Some characters had good endings, some maybe not but in a way may be yes… all in all, it was devastating to watch. It’s been a few hours since the show ended, but it’s all playing in the mind, with an emotion of numbness and incompleteness that we won’t be seeing the characters anymore, this beautiful combination of the writing and the acting…

We are living in the Wambsgans world and we just didn’t know it yet! 🌚

Goodbye, Succession! 🫡

My Top Songs/ Movies/ Shows and more of 2021

My Top Songs/ Movies/ Shows and more of 2021

As 2021 comes to an end and having watched a ton of movies and shows, plus listening to music and podcasts, this is a list of, according to me, my top songs, movies, shows, podcasts of 2021.

Here we go…

Top 5 Malayalam Films of 2021 –

1. Drishyam 2
2. Joji
3. Nayattu
4. Kurup
5. Malik

Top 5 Tamil Films of 2021 –

1. Master
2. Maara
3. Jai Bhim
4. Karnan
5. Sarpatta Parambarai

Top 5 Hindi Films of 2021 –

1. Shershaah
2. Sardar Udham
3. Sherni
4. Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar
5. Sooryavanshi

Top 5 Telugu Films of 2021 –

1. Most Eligible Bachelor
2. Love Story
3. CinemaBandi
4. Thimmarusu
5. Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020)

Top 10 English Films of 2021 –

1. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
2. The Mauritanian
3. Pig
4. The Harder they Fall
6. King Richard
7. Don’t Look Up
8. tick, tick… BOOM
9. Belfast
10. Spiderman: No Way Home

Top 10 Indian Songs of 2021 –

1. Kutti Story [Master] (Tamil)
2. Lagan Laagi Re [Songs of Love – Amit Trivedi] (Hindi)
3. Raataan Lambiyan [Shershaah] (Hindi)
4. Leharaayi [Most Eligible Bachelor] (Telugu)
5. Nenjame [Doctor] (Tamil)
6. Saranga Dariya [Love Story] (Telugu)
7. Rang Lageya (Hindi)
8. Lut Gaye (Hindi)
9. Aashiqui Aa Gayi [Radhe Shyam] (Hindi version)
10. Theerame [Malik] (Malayalam)

Top 10 International Songs of 2021 –

1. Amaraya (Lucky Ali x Botzer)
2. The World We Left Behind (KSHMR x Karra)
3. Astronaut in the Ocean (Masked Wolf)
4. Anita (Armin van Buuren x Timmy Trumpet)
5. Gone Are The Days (Kygo x James Gillespie)
6. Cadillac (Morgenshtern x Eldzhey)
7. Sorry (Alan Walker x ISAK)
8. Follow You (Imagine Dragons)
9. On The Way (Russ)
10. Sideways (Illenium x Valerie Broussard x Nurko)

Soundtrack Album of the Year – Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Top 5 Indian TV Shows of 2021 –

1. TVF’s Aspirants
2. Ray
3. Aarya 2
4. Potluck
5. Jeet ki Zid

Top 10 International Shows of 2021 –

1. Schitt’s Creek
2. Cobra Kai
3. Only Murders in the Building
4. Succession S3
5. Mare of Easttown
6. Dave
7. The White Lotus
8. Down to Earth with Zac Efron
9. Midnight Mass
10. What We Do in the Shadows

Top 10 Podcasts of 2021 –

1. My First Million
2. Sway/ Pivot
3. Armchair Expert
4. HBO’s Succession Podcast
5. Naan Curry
6. Renegades: Born in the USA
7. The Ranveer Show
8. Cyrus Says
9. Variety Awards Circuit
10. The Big Shots – Dosa King

Top 5 Performances of the Year –

1. Fahadh Faasil (Joji/ Malik)
2. Sushmita Sen (Aarya 2)
3. Andrew Garfield (tick, tick… BOOM)
4. Vicky Kaushal (Sardar Udham)
5. Nicolas Cage (Pig)