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Succession is a satirical black comedy-drama TV series that first aired on HBO in 2018 and is now entering its fourth and final season. The show is centred around the incredibly wealthy Roy family, who are the owners of Waystar RoyCo – one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. This highstakes family drama highlights the power struggle between the patriarch Logan Roy and his four children, the would-be successors that are vying for his position.

Director: Jesse Armstrong
Cast: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, Alan Ruck, J. Smith-Cameron, Alexander Skarsgård

Why Is It Worth Watching?
This 13 Emmy Award-winning show is critically acclaimed and possibly one of the best series out right now due to its highly elaborate and expertly crafted storyline. As it embarks on its finale, we circle back on the events which kicked off everything when Logan Roy (Brian Cox), after suffering a stroke, gives the impression that he’s ready to retire, which sets into motion a series of events. His four grown children, each with their own personal agenda, make a play to be named the new CEO to the Waystar RoyCo empire. Instead, Logan shocks his entire family by announcing he’s staying on indefinitely and immediate chaos ensues. There is no loyalty or trust amongst any of the family members as each of them is looking to get the upper hand over the others in an attempt to secure the keys to the castle. This season is set to be the show’s most engaging as the series is taking everything that it does well and ramping it up for its final outing.


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Simple, addictive and undeniably fun – Tetris is one of the best-selling video games of all time. This dramatised biographical film with the same name is based on true events, not well known by the masses; around the unexpectedly intense and thrilling race to license and patent the video game in the late 1980s during the Cold War.

Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: Taron Egerton, Nikita Efremov, Sofia Lebedeva, Anthony Boyle, Toby Jones

Why Is It Worth Watching?
On hearing the word Tetris, you almost immediately get hit with nostalgia around having played this fantastic video game plenty of times as a kid. But if you were made aware that there’s a new movie based around it, I wouldn’t really blame you for being a bit confused, wondering what a story about this game could actually offer, let alone manage to keep you entertained for around two hours. But something tells me that it would surely pique your interest once you discovered that this film is based on a true event and is a Cold War-era-style thriller on steroids, with double-crossing villains, unlikely heroes and a nail-biting race to the finish. The story takes place in 1988, when Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) of Bullet-Proof Software is showcasing his new video game at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. While there, he instead becomes enamoured with the game Tetris, created by Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov, who works for government-owned ELORG in the Soviet Union. Convinced that he’s discovered the next big thing, Rogers risks everything by travelling to Moscow to win the rights to the game. But many unpleasant surprises await him as he isn’t the only one looking to profit from it.