• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 22, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Apr 12, 2013
    100
    Veep is the single most improved series on television.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Apr 11, 2013
    88
    Louis-Dreyfus's performance--which, like Congress, can be divided into two houses, Crackling Charm and Hysterical Ego--still drives the show, but we're getting more realistic sense of political gamesmanship. [22 Apr 2013, p.45]
  3. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    May 29, 2013
    80
    The show is smart--smarter than most on network television--and it has life.
  4. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Apr 29, 2013
    80
    This season is so much more effective that it’s practically a master class in how tweaks can transform a series--and in how hard it is to judge a sitcom early on.
  5. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Apr 12, 2013
    80
    Veep remains one of the most rapid-fire and linguistically playful shows on TV— neologisms created in just the first episodes include “exhuastipated,” “procrasturbate” and “gestictionary.” But in the new season, the physical comedy is just as strong.
  6. Reviewed by: Luis Sanchez
    Apr 10, 2013
    75
    The cast's highly attuned instincts for knowing when to press complicated dialogue into kinetic banter and when to dial back to find the subtlety in a one-liner joke is what keeps Veep's humor vital.
  7. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Apr 3, 2013
    75
    The wit is rapid-fire, and keeping up with Louis-Dreyfus as she sprints between appointments, all shaken up like a soda bottle about to explode, is good fun. But the humor is so meta, it's easier to find yourself thinking "This is funny" than actually laughing.
  8. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Apr 12, 2013
    60
    Veep offers uncomfortable comedy at its most sardonic.
  9. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 12, 2013
    60
    The satire is vicious, the behaviors of all parties reprehensible, which makes for a bracingly unsavory series but also one that's ultimately sour and predictable.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 9, 2013
    50
    Season two yields modest improvement thanks to shrewd cast additions, augmenting the pleasures of Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 15, 2013
    10
    So glad VEEP is back! One of the smartest comedies on television. Julia Louis- Drefus delivers each line with perfection. This is a fast paced office like comedy with nonstop laughs. The writing is incredible. I will often watch each episode twice and I always discover a new joke the second time around. Full Review »
  2. Aug 17, 2013
    10
    Tragically underrated, Veep is a hilarious and witty political satire featuring a brilliant performance from Julia Dreyfus, along with excellent supporting roles from the rest of the cast. The humor works best within its more subtle jokes and references, and for those who love a strong script, there's always something going on to laugh at here. Full Review »
  3. May 6, 2013
    10
    Season one was OK... Season two however, thus far has been downright hilarious!! The entire cast is really delivering the goods this time around. Absolutely love it!

    How any critics gave this a low score and bad review completely baffles me!? Hopefully HBO wont cancel this one, like so many others in recent years...
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