Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: West Seneca, NY
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Won't be long before FOX News attacks HBO for putting this on the air--it's obviously a thinly veiled portrayal of Rupert Murdoch and his family. It's dark satire that a lot of people won't "get" unless they know the story of how the Murdoch clan strong-armed their way to take over so many newspapers and TV networks all over the world, started the FOX TV network and FOX News in the U.S., and all the "SKY" channels (and lots of print media) in the U.K. IIRC, the real Rupert Murdoch is now suffering symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease, and while that probably makes Murdoch-haters gleeful right now, ain't nothin' funny about that.
Still, the portrayal of his idiot son struggling to make a name for himself amidst the family of bored rich schemers who pretty much hate each other is hilarious, and I couldn't stop laughing at the way everyone piles into helicopters to go everywhere. This is obviously going to be a series that gets a lot of mileage from the theme of "the super-rich are not like the rest of us," Well, duh!
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