“When I asked Strong about the rap that Kendall performs in Season 2, at a gala for his father—a top contender for Kendall’s most cringeworthy moment—he gave an unsmiling answer about Raskolnikov, referencing Kendall’s ‘monstrous pain.’ Kieran Culkin told me, ‘After the first season, he said something to me like, ‘I’m worried that people might think that the show is a comedy.’ And I said, ‘I think the show is a comedy.’ He thought I was kidding.’ Part of the appeal of “Succession” is its amalgam of drama and bone-dry satire. When I told Strong that I, too, thought of the show as a dark comedy, he looked at me with incomprehension and asked, ‘In the sense that, like, Chekhov is comedy?’ No, I said, in the sense that it’s funny. ‘That’s exactly why we cast Jeremy in that role,’ McKay told me. ‘Because he’s not playing it like a comedy. He’s playing it like he’s Hamlet.'” Michael Schulman in The New Yorker: Jeremy Strong Doesn’t Get the Joke. (Well then let’s not let him in on it. Because whatever he’s doing is working.)

+ Jim Belushi Left Hollywood to Grow Weed and Heal His Soul. (That’s usually why I leave the family room and head to my man cave.)