The Watercooler: Discussing This Week's Premieres of Succession and Yellowjackets
Let's talk bad dads and cannibalism.
Hello! Before we dive into last night’s episode of Succession, and this week’s Yellowjackets: If you’re a paid subscriber who does not watch these shows — or any other show we cover in detail — do not worry. These recaps do not replace your usual paid editions of Drinks With Broads. They are just (hopefully fun) bonus content. Also, sometimes it’s fun to read about what’s happening in a popular show without having to sit through it yourself, so these could also count as a “we watch so that you don’t have to” situation. If you do watch either or both, though, take a seat because a lot went down this weekend and we have much to discuss.
“She’s Brought a Ludicrously Capacious Bag.”
As a reminder, because it’s been a while, we cover Succession not by doing a classic “and then this happened”-style recap, but instead by rating how many effs we give about a particular plot point. If you came into last night’s premiere thinking, “Wait, where did we leave these amoral dingdongs the last time we saw them?” perhaps my recap of the season finale might help. (I needed to re-read it myself. I totally forgot Willa and Connor got engaged and I definitely forgot that Cousin Greg had potentially put himself on track to becoming "Europe's weirdest king." Sadly, this does not appear to be happening, which feels like a major error. )
Before we get into the premiere in greater detail, please get your mind right thusly:
My personal favorite running joke last season was imagining what random Waystar RoyCo middle managers are complaining about to their spouses when they get home. Because you know a lot of those lower level employees are les miserables. This week, surely they were all texting each other that they heard Logan’s birthday party was a SHITSHOW and that the big man tried to make everyone roast him but no one would really do it, and then the tall one brought some Hinge date who put the whole thing on TikTok and got herself kicked out. DRAMA!!!!!
To the Effs!
1-3 Effs, AKA This Is Moderately Diverting:
I confess that a lot of the business speak on this show is Charlie Brown-teacher-level Wah WAH wah wah WAH WAH to me. Last season, I wrote the following:
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