This is a no-spoiler review, because it’s really just a premise overview to allow interested audiences to gather their thoughts on why they do or don’t like either of these shows.
Everyone is awful. Everyone. Each person is a backstabbing brat with so much hate and disgust and selfishness that it’s comical. We’re supposed to laugh at the scheming and undercutting. We’re supposed to think that she is somehow the same as the boys and yet elevated because she thinks she’s different. And even though the older man is a central character, he is mostly the butt of jokes because the audience cannot tell if he is in fact losing it or if he’s as brilliant or innovative as he claims to be. Do you know what show I’m referring to? Of course you don’t, because you cannot tell them apart.
“Succession” was recommended to me over and over again. I finally sat down to watch it and realized that the same people who would have recommended this show to me would not have recommended “It’s Always Sunny,” the drama and humor is measured in the same amount, but the jokes just pack more wild punches in the comedy because it’s acted/directed/tonally completely different. But the heart of the drama and dynamics is the same. They are the same people at different income levels.
The performances are stellar, though. You can pick any character at random from each show and explain how PERFECTLY cast they are. If you’re going to pair two shows to have a great night (and you love over-the-top angry people in drama with one another perpetually) then watch these back-to-back for a great night of entertainment around the themes of income inequality (contrasting theme) and toxic familial relationships (shared theme).
If you still think you’re classier to enjoy and recommend “Succession” over “It’s Always Sunny,” you’re kidding yourself. It’s classist to think one is inherently better than the other for the income differences. Don’t be like that. Whatever you like or love or loathe, these two shows are still the same slimey pig.
The Roy family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company. More on IMDb
Click To Watch “Succession” HERE
Five friends with big egos and small brains are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia. More on IMDb
Click To Watch “It’s Always Sunny” HERE
And a fun OOPS! I found while I was doing research:
I agree, @lilchiapet, we came to the same conclusion literally days apart.