Average User Score: 8.1May 12, 2014I 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.… Expand