I loved Veep's premiere and I can't wait to see more. And it isn't going to take the place of Eastbound and down. I thought it could be better, bt a great premise and full of potential. It's funny but becomin' annoyin' very quickly. He brings his sly take on politics Stateside with Veep, which casts former star as the Vice President of the United States. Sunday's premiere introduced much of America to series creator Armando Ianucci, the British comedy whiz behind U. It will be adored by some, loathed by others.
S01E01: Given the amount of money that's routinely stolen, the marriages betrayed, and the penis pictures tweeted by those in positions of power, I have a natural aversion to politicians. Not that much new about that show. And therein lies the comedy: Louis-Dreyfus's Selina Meyer and her cabal of incompetent aides are so close to being the most powerful people in the world, yet as long as President Whoever he's never named or seen is still standing, they're relative nothings in Washington. And these characters not that likeable imho. I know it's satirical comedy it's very difficult type to do it not draggin' bore and just mean but how could Seline get this high level job? This is comedy done the way Ianucci likes it, simultaneously nuanced and in-your-face, and to those who appreciate it it's very funny. Currently, they are just too dumb to be believable, even in comedy.
Why do we need another show about politicians again? I actually really liked this, it's a bit slowpaced, but pretty funny. Simon's Jonah, the White House liaison who is in love with the president, might be the best new comedy character of the season. They're all slippery slugs, I say, more intent on stroking their egos and filling their piggy banks than saving the spotted snow owl or letting economic benefits trickle down to us. It's just a same old same old. We all know that politicians knew nothing and very self-absorbed takin themselves very seriously people. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about.
Improv legend Matt Walsh, ' , yes, that , and Tim Simon round out a stellar supporting cast that gels though they've been working together for years. It is completely unlike either Game of Thrones and Girls. But as is the case with all things foreign, some will love the novelty of it and others will be scared off by its funny way of talking. If everyone stays healthy, the position of Vice President is little more than a career full of making speeches at B-list functions and standing off to the side at A-list ones. Their attempts to stay relevant with only crumbs to work with result in dealings with minor foes like Big Plastic, and banal office politics like signing a condolence card get amplified because the vice presidency only seems to be noticed when they screw up, which is a lot.
I liked in the loop and felt it was funny and original. A show that took everything right about it's spiritual predecessor, The Thick of It, and tightened it up. Veep's comedy stylings are something like a British version of , via stage play. But It made me laugh unlike Girls so I will give it a shot. So the placement is just kind of odd. Where Veep succeeds is in creating an outlandish peek behind the curtain at a job that is often so overlooked.
Close-ups are scarce, pauses for laughter are nonexistent, traditional acts and structures are ignored, and there's very little else that's indicative of normal television production. Former Senator Selina Meyer Julia Louis-Dreyfus has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. What I would like to see change is the overall intelligence of the characters in the team. But it's the rest of the cast that really surprises. It's redundant to say Louis-Dreyfus is great as Meyer; she's one of the best television comedic actors, male or female, in the business.
Though, I am not sure of the placement in their order of shows. . Watching the folks in Washington drive the country off the cliff is no laughing matter. Focussing on the political savvy or lack thereof of the Vice President and her team and their ability to stumble into just about every fuck-up imaginable. Girls on the other hand is a pretty pretty bad show.
It was very funny in parts. A stellar performance from Julia Louis-Dreyfus and an extremely harmonious supporting cast bring this show together perfectly. . . . . .
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