Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending an OSN event at the St Regis' Aura pool where they announced that OSN will be the official platform to stream all HBO content in the Middle East. The event was nothing short of phenomenal.
For me, the main highlight of the evening was catching a glimpse of the legendary actor, Brian Cox. I must admit that his portrayal of the media mogul in Succession has truly blown my mind away.
Watching Succession is like being a fly on the wall at a family gathering for the ultra-wealthy, where every conversation is a power play, every compliment is a veiled insult, and every dish is served with a side of backstabbing. It's a fascinating and intoxicating glimpse into the world of the elite, complete with family dysfunction, corporate power struggles, political intrigue, and a dash of dark humor. The writing is sharp and clever, the pacing is spot-on, and the camera work gives you a front-row seat in the boardroom.
The series follows the story of a media mogul, played brilliantly by Brian Cox, who "decides" to step down, igniting a fierce competition between his children to take control of the company. The relationships are toxic and sickening, the very antithesis of good leadership.
And yet, it's precisely this darker side of human nature that has me utterly hooked. As I watch the show, I can't help but wonder how many real-life companies, bosses, and families operate in a similar cutthroat manner. The mere thought of it sends shivers down my spine. If you happen to come across such systems, my advice would be to run away as fast as you can!
If you already have and suffer from trauma, here I am.