• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 22, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  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. Dec 3, 2014
    4
    The wit of its original 'The Thick of It' has been sacrificed for glitz and scale. The plots and scenarios are still interesting, but can'tThe wit of its original 'The Thick of It' has been sacrificed for glitz and scale. The plots and scenarios are still interesting, but can't say the same for the characters. It's certainly dumbed down, but I suppose that was necessary to attract a wider audience. Full Review »
  3. Oct 31, 2014
    9
    So funny. So witty. So well acted. So well written. Here is to our foul-mouthed, mean, and cynical Selina. The campaign trail has trulySo funny. So witty. So well acted. So well written. Here is to our foul-mouthed, mean, and cynical Selina. The campaign trail has truly brought out the best in "Veep". Full Review »