Veep: Season 1
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Former senator Selina Meyer was a rising star in her party, a charismatic leader with White House potential. Then she became Vice President. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Emmy winner for Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine) stars in Veep, a new HBO comedy series created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar nominee for co-writing In the Loop) that follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of the Vice President as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president’s interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive. In eight Season 1 episodes, Veep hilariously skewers and satirizes both the nuances of everyday office politics and the political world in an environment where even the most banal decision – from a yogurt flavor to choice of the VP pet – can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy for her leading role in the droll series Veep--and it's well deserved. It's as if every role Louis-Dreyfus had was helping to hone her for this role--Elaine in Seinfeld, Christine in The New Adventures of Old Christine. Veep is an HBO dramedy that shows what The West Wing might have been like if created by Larry David. Louis-Dreyfus is U.S. Sen. Selina Meyer, a rising star in her political party, which has high hopes for her to run for president one day. Then suddenly she is tapped to become vice president. As shown by series creator Armando Iannucci (In the Loop), the role of U.S. vice president is the highest-level bird in a gilded cage of American politics. Meyer has very little power, a lot of visibility, a ton of appearances to make, and not much to do. And the burning irony is that while being the No. 2 executive in the United States should be a great launching point for her further political aspirations, in fact it's a daily reinforcement in the minds of the public and her supporters that she is, well, No. 2. It's a delicious premise that doesn't disappoint. The boxed set offers tons of extras, including a great little making-of featurette, lots of commentaries from cast and crew, and some not-quite-inspiring deleted public service announcements from the vice president. Hail to the small cheese! --A.T. Hurley
- Episodic Previews
- Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
- Making VEEP
- “VEEP: Misspoke”
- “VEEP: Obesity” PSA
- 12 Audio Commentaries with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Godsick, Frank Rich, Tim Simmons, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale and more"
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When talking about a sick Senator who is on life support:" He's got so many tubes he looks like a set of bagpipes!"
Good detail on the set, looks like the real DC White House offices. Veep and her 'people' are constantly adjusting their positions on the changing situations of real life politics. There is a hilarious cast of comedic characters, who weave in and out of the frame, interacting with each other on political, professional, and personal planes. Nice change of pace to see powerful women with men serving as assistants and interns instead. The shallowness of politics, the importance of presentation over substance or morality, is dealt with a light comedic, albeit satirical hand in some scenes.
Julia Drefus is a pleasure to watch, spirited, savvy, smiling and sincere, but with the right Machiavellian mind to steer through the pitfalls of politics at the top echelons. The cast is equally fun to watch with their antics, idiosyncrasies, and human frailties. Lighthearted comedy, and fun to watch. Some of the lines make you chuckle, or laugh out loud. Very good dialogue!
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