Veep : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 22, 2012
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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72

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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 210 Ratings

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  • Summary: Armando Iannucci's comedy centers on new Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her bumbling staff.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Apr 20, 2012
    100
    Everything you fear might be true about how our government works--or doesn't--becomes hilarious fodder for Veep's biting satire.
  2. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Apr 20, 2012
    90
    Iannucci and his cast are as deft with a wonky policy joke as they are with good old-fashioned bathroom humor and Louis-Dreyfus shines, throwing herself, as she so often did on "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine," physically into the role.
  3. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Apr 19, 2012
    88
    The comedy here, as with Elaine, comes from watching Louis-Dreyfus's sophisticated, furiously sharp timing applied to a character who has the intelligence of a finch. [30 Apr 2012, p.35]
  4. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Apr 20, 2012
    80
    As a workplace comedy with a political bent Veep is both fun and funny, its nonpartisan position more a missed opportunity than fatal flaw.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Apr 20, 2012
    75
    Veep has some funny lines and sight gags during the course of doing its dirty Washington business.
  6. 60
    It's all rather weightless: just your usual sitcom-style misunderstandings and bruised egos and "complications ensue," with no sense that anything larger is at stake.
  7. Reviewed by: Phillip Maciak
    Apr 23, 2012
    25
    Mistaking vulgarity for comic edge and very thinly stretched punnery for wit, Veep is less a trenchant satire about contemporary politics than it is a relentlessly mean-spirited spectacle about crummy people.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 49
  2. Negative: 9 out of 49
  1. Sep 8, 2012
    10
    Made me laught out loud in every episode at least three times. And thats hard for a comedy nowadays. The cast has superb acting skills andMade me laught out loud in every episode at least three times. And thats hard for a comedy nowadays. The cast has superb acting skills and JLD's acting is emmy-worthy. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    10
    Comes out of the gates roaring and ready to go! Possibly the best new comedy on television since Big Bang Theory and Parks and Recreation.Comes out of the gates roaring and ready to go! Possibly the best new comedy on television since Big Bang Theory and Parks and Recreation. Superbly written and communicated expertly from the actors. This show is a must see. Expand
  3. Mar 10, 2014
    10
    I have only watched three episodes of this show, but I love it. I'm buying more. I think it's Julia LD at her best; witty dialogue, snappyI have only watched three episodes of this show, but I love it. I'm buying more. I think it's Julia LD at her best; witty dialogue, snappy repartee. I like most of the cast as well. It's not always the case that others can keep pace with the star. This show should be better promoted. Expand
  4. May 15, 2012
    8
    Fantastic new series! Veep has solid, clever and sharp writing, with some very intelligent humour, and it all plays well and enhances DreyfussFantastic new series! Veep has solid, clever and sharp writing, with some very intelligent humour, and it all plays well and enhances Dreyfuss and the other characters! HBO once again proves to be the leader on producing top quality shows. Congratulations ! Expand
  5. Jul 8, 2015
    8
    Created by Armando Iannucci, the man behind the well received 'In the Thick of It' amongst other things, Veep follows the trials andCreated by Armando Iannucci, the man behind the well received 'In the Thick of It' amongst other things, Veep follows the trials and tribulations of vice president Selena Meyer and her staff. With the always excellent Julia Louis Dreyfus in the lead role Veep hits the ground running from the opening episode and is funny throughout and I fear this is a more accurate reflection of real life politics than many would care to admit. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2012
    5
    I tried to like this show but I couldn't. The first 5 were unbearable. Unfunny and unintelligent, I laughed maybe 3 times in total. The nextI tried to like this show but I couldn't. The first 5 were unbearable. Unfunny and unintelligent, I laughed maybe 3 times in total. The next five episodes were better, I laughed a lot more and the stories were interesting. Julia Louis Dreyfuss is good, but she is really just playing a variation of Old Christine. The rest of the cast are also good. In fact the acting from everyone involved is good, the major problem for me with this show was the writing. I don't want to sound like a prude, but all the excessive cursing ruined it for me. I normally have absolutely no problem with profanities, but this time it just didn't work. It just didn't fit with the rest of the dialogue, it felt like overkill. I just didn't understand why everyone was insulting each, I get that it's like a dog eat dog world but how is insulting your colleagues going to help you. In all its a alright show with some funny moments, but nothing special. It's not "In the Loop" kind of funny (haven't seen "In the Thick of It"). 5.5/10 Expand
  7. Nov 1, 2016
    0
    This is the lamest show I've ever seen in my life. I can't believe it's considered to be a comedy. It hasn't made me laugh even once, ever.This is the lamest show I've ever seen in my life. I can't believe it's considered to be a comedy. It hasn't made me laugh even once, ever. Don't watch it Expand

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