Veep 3 Seasons 2012

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Season 1
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In the series premiere, Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff are still finding their footing in Washington, D.C. Selina decides to make the Clean Jobs Commission a pet project, but a series of missteps cause her staff to work damage control.

Starring:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky
Runtime:
29 minutes

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Season 1

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Armando Iannucci
Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky
Supporting actors Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simons, Matt Walsh, Sufe Bradshaw
Season year 2012
Network HBO
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Sam Woodward TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 Feb 2013
Format: DVD
When I first heard that an American version of The Thick of It was being made, I had very mixed feelings. Popular sitcoms from one side of the Atlantic which are remade on the other have a pretty appalling track record - if you have a masochistic streak & a strong constitution for terrible TV, try searching on YouTube for 'Dad's Army US version'. But this one had three interesting names attached to it - Armando Iannucci, Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus & HBO.

I expected it to be just like the original but with American accents, so when I saw there was no American version of Malcolm, I was initially disappointed. But given the significant differences in the UK & USA's political systems, I see now that this simply would not have worked. Instead they have have exported the style of The Thick Of It & transplanted it to the Office Of The Vice President Of The United States. This ties in perfectly with TTOI's rationale since the role of veep is intrinsically absurd. While the job title of Vice President suggests a similar amount of responsibility to, say, the Deputy Prime Minister, apparently the veeps' entire role is to be ready to stand in if the President dies. And that's pretty much it - stood within reach of the seat of power, the VP has very little power of their own. They are generally given some work to do but it's mostly just to keep them busy. And while the President claims the credit for the VP's successes, the VP naturally gets the blame for their failures.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. G. Craig on 11 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Veep is a wonderfully produced political satire that has me, quite literally, laughing out loud. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is as amazing as you'd expect and in fact the whole cast are top-notch. This is already one of my favourite comedy series to easily rank alongside such classics as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alan Jones on 23 April 2014
Format: DVD
I was sceptical of the growing reputation of this series. With Armando Iannucci involved a high level of quality seemed guaranteed. It took me about 20 minutes to become comfortable with the speed of the dialogue, the quick fire profanities and to establish the various characters.

After the first episode I watched the rest of the series in two 'sittings'. As with The Thick Of It, despite the machinations and convoluted plotting, because of the excellence of the writing and acting I found myself developing an empathy with the characters, despite at times some comic-book stereotyping. Jonah Ryan, as the White House liaison to the Veep's office is Basil Fawlty incarnate in the level of his grotesqueness. There is not a hint of pretentiousness here.This series is a true classic of its genre. Highly recommended.
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Initially a slow starter but as I grew to know the characters I appreciated the sharpness of the writing. It has all the hallmarks of the Thick of It, especially when the VP is running with her team like Nicola Murray in a manic moment to try and be where the action is but has not been invited. Will buy the other seasons in due course.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Courtney on 4 Aug 2013
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This is hilarious, if you liked 'In the thick of it" this is even funnier, I would highly recommend it
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Humourous, intelligent US sitcom. It's on HBO so the blue language does fly around. Done by the same guy that did The Thick of It. It's not quite as good and snappy as that but it is very good in its own right. Binged and watched the entire first series (8 episodes) on one night. Very doable.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Jones on 25 Nov 2013
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The cast is excellent and the humour comes quicks and fast, although it is subtle rather than out and out jokes. I don't tend to watch extras so I can't comment on these but if you're looking for a intelligent, quick witted sit com then this is perfect.
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21 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mr. L. W. Dalgleish on 30 Jun 2012
Format: DVD
Well at the time of writing this I have only seen a couple of episodes but I am definitely liking this show. Having not watched "The Thick of It" I can't compare the shows but i did laugh at the situations and the way the characters behaved with one another. I also was partially shocked by the amount of foul language but I did find it funny rather than inappropriate. Definitely a show I would buy on DVD and watch again. The cast are very good, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a brilliant actress. While not a fan of Seinfeld, I have seen her in various other things and always thought she was great. I love the fact that "Buster" from "Arrested Development (fantastic show) is also amongst the cast, as is "My Girl" herself, Anna Chulmsky (sp?)
I hear the show has already been picked up for a second season so I hope this has a decent run.
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