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succession, the immensely popular series about the transfer of power from media magnate logan roy to his three kids, concludes this weekend. it is considered one of the most important series of the moment, possibly of all time. have u watched it? or are u like the headline of this article by steven mcintosh on bbc.com that asks…
Succession: What’s the big deal?
what’s the big deal? means why is it important? or why are so many people watching and talking about it?
ironically, this iconic meme’s name is greg (more on greg from succession below)
rotten tomatoes describes succession like this…
although aging patriarch logan roy has no plans to step aside as the head of waystar royco, the international media conglomerate controlled by his family, he is contemplating what the future holds.
he has lingered in the limelight longer than even he thought he would, and now family members want to run the company as they see fit.
step aside means get out of the way, resign. although is used to present two contrasting ideas (logan roy  not planning to step aside and  thinking about the future). as refers to logan roy’s role in waystar. a conglomerate is a corporation. linger means stay longer than necessary, be reluctant to leave. in the limelight is an idiom that means in the public eye, everyone is watching him. limelight is the title of one of the biggest hits by rush, one of canada’s biggest bands ever.
even emphasizes that logan roy himself is surprised that he is still the head of waystar. he thought he would is a good example of would being used to talk about the future from the past. see fit means how they want to. what the future holds means what will happen. it is a common lyric that appears in a multitude of songs:
listen at 1:40 in katy perry‘s huge hit firework for…
if u only knew what the future holdsafter a hurricane comes a rainbow
u will have to listen very closely around 2:40 in tame impala‘s popular track is it true to hear…
we’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll seesee how we go till we know what the future holds
the last line u can hear in the video for this is it by kenny loggins‘ and michael mcdonald is
no one can tell what the future holds
and this photo, allegedly of singer jason derulo, frequently circulates after red carpet events as evidence of derulo falling while in attendance.
i can’t predict what the future holds
if u haven’t seen succession and are considering a binge watch (watching many episodes in a row) mcintosh’s bbc article suggests…
u need to adjust your brain slightly to its tone… [which] is unrelentingly cynical and sardonic.
roman roy, played by kieran culkin, is the most sardonic character in succession
mcintosh goes on to explain…
the roys constantly undermine and verbally abuse each other. the kids are entitled and cunning…lives and careers are ruined amid a cut-throat environment, yet everything happens amid a sense of farce.
undermine means intentionally ruin. each other means each individual member of the family does it to all the others. entitled means they believe they deserve their wealth. cunning means deceitful, sneaky. amid means in the middle of. cut-throat means dangerously brutal or fierce. yet means but. a farce is ridiculous and funny.
can u see the cunning in their eyes?
bryan cox, the actor who portrays logan roy, looks anything but sardonic or cynical in this interaction with guiillermo from jimmy kimmel live at the premiere for season 4 of succession
he then slams (finishes in one drink) a shot of tequila. guillermo asks him…
wait, hold on. how come u didn’t wait for me?
hold on means wait. how come is another way to ask why? recognizing that he didn’t do the shot with guillermo, cox asks the person with the bottle of tequila off screen…
could u fill that up again?
fill up means fill completely. after they take the shot, guillermo asks cox about the character cousin greg. greg is a fan favorite who finds himself just outside the roy inner-circle despite his conspicuous inexperience and quirkiness (he’s weird).
greg is super quirky
almost on cue (at the exact moment) and seemingly in character, actor nicholas braun who plays cousin greg shows up (appears) to talk with cox and guillermo. notice that cousin is NOT pronounced COW-scene. it is pronounced with two shwuh sounds (uhh) and the s sounds like a z (KUH-zun).
nicholas braun plays cousin greg
guillermo asks braun a silly (absurd) question at 3:30 👉🏼 is cousin greg tall in real life? and follows up with this suggestion…
he should have a catchphrase, right?
greg doesn’t have a catchphrase, but tom and greg do have the nickname “the disgusting brothers”
braun reads these two silly potential catchphrases for greg…
i’ll have ‘em gregging for more
i might look like a little bitch, but that’s only cuz i am
i’ll is the contraction of i will. gregging is wordplay on the popular show business phrase leave em begging for more i.e. wanting more at the end of a performance. em is a reduction of them. might means maybe. little bitch is an insult that means soft or weak. cuz is a reduction of because.
literature on how to keep lovers begging for more
a beagle begging for food at the table (ryan lane/getty images)
throughout the video, guillermo has difficulty prounouncing the double c in succession. this is a real issue for spanish speakers learning how to pronounce succesion and other cc words 1like accept, accent and accelerate. there is a k sound and an s sound. cox explains it perfectly at 4:00…
think of suck. and think of a session of sucking. suck session.
suck is making suction with your mouth and is used to express strong dislike too as in man, this traffic sucks. so a sucking session sounds funny because it could be a stupid or annoying session, but it also could be interpreted as a session of oral sex 😵
a suck session with a lollipop
braun then exits in classic greg fashion when, in reference to an important event from season 1, guillermo asks him…
greg, can u get rid of these documents for me, please?
get rid of means make disappear, dispose of.
he might be a little bitch but succession fans are “gregging” for more 😸
the following vocabulary words/phrases are defined in the tiktok at the top of the post: turd, spouse, son-in-law, honorary, sibling, rant, lil ol (little old), apt, regardless, lack, revel in, gain, even though, wealthy, worlds away, clan, get used to, entitlement and lavish.
additionally, these concepts and vocabulary appear in the tiktok but aren’t marked with a graphic: superlatives (the biggest), 2nd conditional (if i had to ), kinda, has got structure (he’s got), unique, make sure and ing verbs after prepositions (since joining, for being associated).
the roy siblings plus cousin greg and tom
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