Sunday, 29 December 2013

TV: Veep (S2) (9/10)

Why did I watch it?
I really enjoyed the first season of Veep, chiefly because of the show's writing. It's probably my favourite comedy show on TV.

What's it all about?
Armando Ianucci's US comedy returns and follows Vice President Selina Meyer's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) bumbling office career through the corridors of Washington D.C. This time around the Veep clashes with the President's new strategist Kent Davison, upsets Europe and decides whether to run alongside the President for another term.

The Good:
  • Jonah (Timothy Simons) and his various entrance catchphrases
  • New White House characters, cold cynical Kent and deadpan Ben
  • Satirical humour including government shutdown
  • Dreyfus is in her element again as Meyer
The Bad:
  • Maybe a little too acerbic at times, the more subtle put-downs work better

Favourite line:
'De-pork the visual' - Kent Davison

Stand-out moment: The Helsinki episode

Like the show? Watch: The Thick of It

What my wife would say: Not keen, too crude.

What the world thinks:
Metacritic - 75/100
Twitter -

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