Ever wish you were in a book club, and wonder if you might be if you weren’t spending so much time watching addictive TV shows? Welcome to the best of both worlds. The next Community Library TV Discussion Group will meet weekly, on Wednesdays from January 8th through February 5th from 4:00 to 5:30, giving TV obsessives and skeptics a place to dissect the intricate plots and deep character development of season one of HBO’s Emmy-award winning series “Succession.”
The buzzed-about, provocative and highly discussable 10-episode show could be the love child of “Arrested Development“ and “King Lear.” The satisfyingly nasty series about rich adult children clawing for control of their father’s media conglomerate has been called the best drama on TV by critics and fans. Or is it a dark-hearted comedy? Should we love or loathe its characters? Root for them or hope they fail? Find their fears and anxieties sympathetic or pitiful? Group members will share their reactions and insights, analyzing “Succession” in the way a book group critiques a novel.
Ketchum resident Mimi Avins, who covered pop culture in her years as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times, will lead the discussion. Each session will explore two episodes.
The group works best if all the participants watch two episodes a week, so binge watching the entire season ahead of time is discouraged.
Attendance is free but advanced registration is requested. To sign up and receive the viewing schedule please contact Martha Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-806-2621.