official, Successions Shiv is the worst of the
worst - 2nd November 2021
the Roy men are unashamedly awful, Shiv (Sarah Snook)
wields her niceness as a weapon.CREDIT: HBO/FOXTEL
By Thomas Mitchell
this story contains spoilers for the latest episode
a testament to the cultural impact of Succession that
audiences love to debate who is the worst member of
the Roy family. In much the same way that which
Sex and the City character are you? was once
a staple question at dinner parties (or more accurately,
bottomless brunches), arguing over the most despicable
Roy has become fan fodder.
might find most people gravitate towards Roman (Kieran
Culkin) first, and hes an obvious choice. Petulant,
entitled and incredibly creepy, Roman very nearly
killed a bunch of people with a failed rocket launch
and barely batted an eyelid.
of course, we have Kendall, the prodigal son. Kendall
(Jeremy Strong) is also a popular pick, and its
not hard to see why. Smarmy, condescending and a rampant
egomaniac, Kendall says things like F--- the
patriarchy without realising he is part of the
problem. Oh, and he actually did kill someone (remember
the car crash in season one?), something he semi-boasted
about in this seasons premiere.
will always be votes for Logan (Brian Cox), but hes
almost too outwardly evil to be in consideration,
and Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) cuts more of a sympathetic
figure than someone to be despised. He may hound Cousin
Greg (Nicholas Braun) relentlessly, but this is a
learned behaviour the bullied becomes the bully.
Put Tom in a room with anyone who isnt Greg,
and hes toothless.
you can make a compelling case for any of the above
options, Monday nights episode confirmed something
Ive long suspected: Shiv is the worst character
The Disruption, episode three ended with Shiv landing
a blow so deafening that any chatter about the worst
Roy will surely fall silent. Seeking revenge after
Kendall upstaged her keynote address (he blasted the
Nirvana song Rape Me during her speech), Shiv releases
an official statement condemning Kendalls recent
letter drips with insincere concern for his wellbeing
but is really just a scathing laundry list of Kendalls
failings: absentee father, misogynist, serial liar
and relapsed drug addict.
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