As long as it is on the air, the category of Outstanding Drama Series feels as if it is Succession's to lose. It has fierce competition from fantastic series like Better Call Saul and Severance, but Succession towers over them in popularity and general popular culture significance.
While I think that Better Call Saul is (or was, now that it has wrapped up) the best show on television, Succession has this one in the bag. From the performances by the entire main cast to the riveting storylines of corporate intrigue and betrayal, Succession remains one of the best TV series of the past ten years. It will likely remain on top for a long time.
-Conor Sheeran, Managing Editor
I'd rather be attacked by a probably-rabid wolf than be forced to make this decision, but I've narrowed it down to two shows that are the most deserving: Yellowjackets and Succession.
Succession is basically a no-brainer: every single cast member was exactly on point this season—especially Jeremy Strong, whose performance as Kendall Roy was truly mind-blowing. On the other hand, we've got Yellowjackets, which—as the weeks went by—slowly garnered a massive following leading up to its finale. Not only is this show's cast also stacked, but we're following two-time differences here: one, which takes place in the '90s and tracks a group of high school girls after their plane crashes, and the other, which is about the surviving women in their present-day lives.
With that being as complicated as it is, the series never felt too jam-packed: everything was as balanced as it could be, folding in every genre imaginable, all fueled by amazing writing.
-Elizabeth Pagano, Staff Writer, Popular Culture