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TV- Watching Right Now
Jun
18th

Veep

(Clip has a bit of colourful language, so NSFW-ish)

I’m not a hugely political person. I don’t often watch shows that revolve around politics, I don’t engage in political debates, I don’t read a lot of political news articles. This is due to a number of reasons, reasons that are, I suspect, fairly boring, so I won’t go into them here. But as a die-hard Seinfeld fan, and a fan of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, when I heard about Veep a couple of years ago I was intrigued. I really liked Louis-Dreyfus’ show The Old Adventures of New Christine, which I think I’ve only seen the first series of, and I knew that a show about her as the Vice President of the USA would have a different tone, so I wanted to at least give it a shot, despite my aversion to politically-themed things.

Season three has just wrapped up, and it was a corker. The first season was good, the second season was better, and this third season was really great. I don’t always understand the US political jargon, but I get the gist of it, and watching Selina Meyers’ office screw up time after time and have to save face in a number of hilarious ways is really, really entertaining. It really highlights how two-faced politicians are. The Veep’s inner circle of staff are brilliantly incompetent and simultaneously underhanded at getting Selina where she needs to be in the public’s eyes and it’s really well done.

It’s not for everyone, but I think it’s worth a look.
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