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Veep - Season 2 [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus , Anna Chlumsky    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Jun 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BC36Y7C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,472 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All ten episodes from the second season of the US political comedy spin-off of British show 'The Thick of It', created by Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The series follows Vice President Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus), assisted by her personnel, which include Chief of Staff Amy Brookheimer (Anna Chlumsky) and personal assistant Gary Walsh (Tony Hale), as she goes about her daily business in Office. However, things are rarely plain sailing in both Selina's professional and private life. The episodes comprise: 'Midterms', 'Signals', Hostages', 'The Vic Allen Dinner', 'Helsinki', 'Andrew', 'Shutdown', 'First Response', 'Running' and 'D.C.'

Synopsis

Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns for a second season in her Emmy® -winning role as Vice President Selina Meyer in Veep, the hilarious political comedy created by Oscar® nominee Armando Iannucci. As midterm elections loom, Vice President Meyer is scoring higher ratings than the president in several popularity polls, which she hopes will boost her influence and help her curry favor with the chief executive. But despite her best intentions, even the most banal actions can set off unexpected and often disastrous consequences. Her staff, an ensemble cast The Washington Post calls "terrific," including Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Emmy® winner for his role in Veep), Anna Chlumsky (In The Loop, Emmy® nominee for her role in Veep), Matt Walsh (Hung), Reid Scott (My Boys), Timothy Simons (Days Together) and Sufe Bradshaw (Overnight ), is close at hand with a laugh-out-loud combination of personal problems and government-insider antics.

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5.0 out of 5 stars "Did The President call?" "Actually, he did." 19 Feb 2014
By Sam Woodward TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Firstly, just to clarify, I have watched this series online on BlinkBox. So for now, this is a review of the series itself & when the DVD comes out, I will amend it to include the extras & anything else which may be pertinent.

Anyway, in my review of series one, I surmised that Veep was less hard-hitting than The Thick Of It, the UK series it was based on. So I was pleased to find that just as the UK series evolved & sharpened its satirical teeth as it went on, so has Veep. Series 2 gets more political & while the self-serving nature of some of the Vice-President's more pathologically career-oriented staff remains a source of comedy, it's now also shown as something more distasteful. This is due to members of her team alternating between supporting Selina to the hilt & schmoozing her political opponents in order to find a new job, depending on her current position in the ever-shifting political landscape. Conversely, Selina proves to be just as self-serving herself...

Like all Vice-Presidents real or imagined, Selina complains that she doesn't have an active enough role. But she quickly learns to be careful what she wishes for when the President gives her some measure of responsibility in Foreign Policy. This grants Iannucci greater scope to put her in awkward situations, such as an embarrassing encounter with the Finnish Prime Minister, deftly played by Sally Phillips ("Europe used to be my favourite continent," says Selina. "Now it's not even in the top five").

There are also events inspired by real-life news stories, like Selina overseeing a military operation & later having to choose an official photograph of the ops room - like the iconic one of Obama & his staff watching the killing of Bin Laden.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 5 July 2014
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quite funny - not as good as west wing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 July 2014
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Very good series... funny and witty. Leading character is as good as always.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HIGHLY ENTERTAINING 24 July 2014
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Totally entertaining. My family are all ages and all political stripes and we had so much fun....& were all laughing out loud. Series 2 is even better than series 1. What a pleasure. Julia L-D is top notch actress-comedienne.
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Although it is obviously a fictionalised account, it just has that ring of authenticity about that makes you think, 'I bet those people really DO behave like that'. Kudos to Armando Iannucci.
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