• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 22, 2012
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 4, 2014
    100
    [Silicon Valley is] paired with the third season of the savagely hilarious Veep, this combo promises to be HBO's most robust and certainly most entertaining comedy hour in years.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Apr 4, 2014
    100
    [A] fast, funny political satire. [14 Apr 2014, p.49]
  3. Reviewed by: Brandon Nowalk
    Apr 2, 2014
    91
    Veep has become the clearest heir to 30 Rock and Arrested Development, and specific bits throughout the season recall both series.
  4. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Mar 31, 2014
    90
    Tossing Meyer into the election fray was a great idea, particularly since it gets away from the well-worn path she strutted last season. Now, out of her comfort zone, she’s bobbing and weaving with the best of them.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Jones
    Apr 2, 2014
    88
    In addition to embarking on a substantive season-long story arc, these new episodes also tread fresh emotional territory.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Apr 9, 2014
    83
    Line for outrageous line, Veep is still a wickedly funny gut-buster. Yet while I could relate to Selina the perpetually marginalized chump, flailing to advance, Selina the stumping, power-grabbing candidate risks confusion.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Molloy
    Apr 8, 2014
    80
    The show works because all of its actors seem so human, so likeable, despite the words coming from their mouths.
  8. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Apr 4, 2014
    80
    The show's as cynical as ever, but it doesn't feel nearly as empty. Selina's more of an actual character--and has become an accomplished slinger of four-letter verbiage in her own right--and even if the team's screw-ups remain inevitable, the ways in which they screw up feel far less predictable.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Apr 4, 2014
    80
    Louis-Dreyfus can still sell an uncomfortable political smile like no one else. I will say that the tone this season seems somewhat unnecessarily darker at times than in the first two.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 1, 2014
    70
    Veep remains pretty well defined by its protagonist’s inherent plight: noteworthy, yes, but still a significant step away from true greatness.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    A brilliant show led by Comedic God Julia Louis-Dreyfus, each season proves to be better than the previous one. The writing is great, the castA brilliant show led by Comedic God Julia Louis-Dreyfus, each season proves to be better than the previous one. The writing is great, the cast is perfect. If this show doesn't win Best Comedy Series at The Emmys, I am going to be mad. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2014
    3
    Im honestly quite shocked at how well rated Season 3 is.

    Season 1 i found amazingly funny. Season 2 was very good. Season 3 is nowhere
    Im honestly quite shocked at how well rated Season 3 is.

    Season 1 i found amazingly funny.
    Season 2 was very good.

    Season 3 is nowhere near as funny. I barely laugh through a 30 minute episode.

    For the first few episodes. Making Jonah such a large part is a huge mistake. Hes very unfunny as anything more than a pop in character.

    The addition of a load of new characters around the country just does not work. They are badly scripted in a really awkward way. They do not act anywhere near realistically. The humor is just created by awkward forced situations.

    The great comedy of this show came from the VEEP and her team, in the VP office. The situations and mistakes they created and the few great characters who would appear.
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  3. May 12, 2014
    6
    I loved the first two seasons of Veep but the third season has jumped the shark. The humor and storyiines have become more and moreI loved the first two seasons of Veep but the third season has jumped the shark. The humor and storyiines have become more and more potty-mouthed, overly crude and, worst, unclever.

    Whereas the first two seasons felt as though they could really be happening and hewed close to the real Washington with devastating effectiveness, Season 3 has shot off into fantasyland and ridiculous over-the-top scenarios, like Jonah's web site madness and the Veep's affair with her trainer.

    The stories are scattershot and don't cohere, broad humor is inserted to fill in for the lack of interesting plots and characters are forced into stupid and demeaning "bits" that leave us cold, don't relate well to a broader storyline, and make their characters unappealing, shallow and empty, whereas before they each had some kind of gold in them, brilliantly interwoven. The whole running for President storyline is a disaster. And Selena is just mean and cuckoo now, not hapless, lost and yet serious and winning in her charming way as before.

    Really a shame. This was a very well done show in seasons 1 and 2. My guess is that some of the writers left or they ran out of ideas. Any way you look at it, this show has fallen down, badly. I hope it can push the emergency lief-alert button and find some way to get back up. It was a hoot when it stayed very close to real life. It has veered into pointless nuttiness with half the payoff.
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