The Roman Roy ‘Succession’ Guide to Being an Articulate Wise-Ass Everyone Can Love
Succession manages to be equally dark and hilarious. If it weren’t for Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin), Succession’s dramedy tightrope act might topple over into the abyss (nah, we’d still have Tom and Greg). As Logan’s youngest son, Roman is cocky, immature, and irreverent, appearing to take no interest in the family business (except it’s all an act).
No one takes Roman seriously, and he knows it, allowing him to say whatever he wants. His father (as well as his siblings) is reluctant to give him any position of authority because of his status as a Shakespearean fool. A demented Chandler Bing, if you will. Fortunately for Roman, this makes him a cornerstone of Succession. Even when we hate him for jerking off in the office, we remember that his brothers used to lock him in a dog cage for hours on end. That said, Roman’s sardonic personality is not only understandable but, dare we say, endearing. With all that madness in mind, here’s The Roman Roy Guide to Being an Articulate Wise-Ass Everyone Can Love.
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Deal with the dark stuff.
Ignore your daddy issues.
Say the things others are afraid to.
Enjoy life's little moments.
Find yourself a special someone.
Manage a rocket launch.
Where no one dies, but some disfigurement is involved.
Have a brother? Good. Fuck with him.
Losers make excuses. Winners make money.
Case in point.
Express yourself in a variety of different ways.
Always get the last word.
Always be the physical embodiment of a contradiction.
Express volumes with just one look.
Be gentle with those around you.
Take pride in your prowess as a drinking buddy.
Be full of million-dollar ideas.
That's a thing.
Uh, no. Laugh louder (and more often) than everyone else.
Honesty is the best policy (in case you've never heard that before).
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