Veep

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the Vice President of the United States in this HBO comedy series. Season 1 follows her whirlwind day-to-day existence as she puts out political fires, juggles various demands and defends the interests of the chief executive.
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Comedy
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Fundraiser
    April 21, 2012
    29min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Fundraiser.' Series Premiere. Vice President Selina Meyer's staff runs damage control in the wake of her first official act.
  2. 2. Frozen Yoghurt
    April 28, 2012
    28min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    [HBO] HD. 'Frozen Yoghurt.' (Season One) Selina and her staff try to make headway on filibuster reform, and arrange a meet with 'normal' people.
  3. 3. Catherine
    May 5, 2012
    28min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Catherine.' (Season One) Selina quells accusations that everything is about her; Selina's daughter Catherine visits from college.
  4. 4. Chung
    May 12, 2012
    28min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Chung.' (Season One) Selina sees a political threat in Governor Danny Chung, a charismatic Asian-American war hero.
  5. 5. Nicknames
    May 19, 2012
    27min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Nicknames.' (Season One) Selina becomes obsessed with her nicknames; political maneuvering puts Clean Jobs on the line.
  6. 6. Baseball
    May 26, 2012
    26min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Baseball.' (Season One) Selina confides a secret to Amy at a healthy-eating event at Camden Yards.
  7. 7. Full Disclosure
    June 2, 2012
    28min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Full Disclosure.' (Season One) Selina orders a 'partial' full disclosure of VP office documents, and threatens to fire a key staffer.
  8. 8. Tears
    June 9, 2012
    28min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Tears.' Season One Finale. Selina travels to Ohio to support a gubernatorial candidate who no longer wants her endorsement.

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Directors
Becky MartinChris AddisonArmando IannucciDavid MandelChristopher MorrisTim KirkbyBrad HallDale SternBeth McCarthy-MillerTristram Shapeero
Season year
2012
Network
HBO
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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3.8 out of 5 stars

9426 global ratings

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  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
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dogloverReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I couldn't bring myself to put the second disk in...had a tough enough time watching all the episodes on the first one.

Manic annoying characters, a good bit of unnecessary bad language, one actor whose enunciation is so poor that I didn't understand what he said a lot of the time...you get the picture.

It was such a turnoff that I decided to not give it a chance to see if it improved.
21 people found this helpful
Michael E.Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible show, not the least bit funny
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I made the mistake of thinking that comic Julia Louis-Dreyfus was going to bring us a funny take on Washington issues. WRONG! What we got is terribly full of f-this and f-that, so frequently that I couldn't even count the times in the first two episodes. Wish I could cancel the subscription, but Amazon/HBO doesn't allow that. So we will just sswallow the cost and move on, knowing that HBO continues to produce trash like this.
4 people found this helpful
NCShopperReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Politics for Laughs
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A skewed, cynical and amusing look at political maneuvering in the White House, VEEP plays to our fears that our nation's leaders are just as bumbling, conflicted and insecure as the rest of us -- only more so. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss manages to walk the fine line between being likable and despicable. She's an anti-heroine with a foul mouth and a bucketload of anxieties who, as with many actual vice presidents, got her position after a failed run for the Oval Office. In Season One, she's fighting to make her mark and craft her legacy while being sidelined from any real power. The recurring line -- "Did the President call?" "No." -- is the season's motif. No one really cares about her except her oddball staff, whose hopes are pinned to the vice president's star. VEEP made me laugh occasionally, smile frequently, and often wonder how far the parody strayed from reality.
19 people found this helpful
MartineReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Vixen Veep!
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Very funny show! It moves fast with the witty dialogue, so you have to listen well to catch it.
When talking about a sick Senator who is on life support:" He's got so many tubes he looks like a set of bagpipes!"

Good detail on the set, looks like the real DC White House offices. Veep and her 'people' are constantly adjusting their positions on the changing situations of real life politics. There is a hilarious cast of comedic characters, who weave in and out of the frame, interacting with each other on political, professional, and personal planes. Nice change of pace to see powerful women with men serving as assistants and interns instead. The shallowness of politics, the importance of presentation over substance or morality, is dealt with a light comedic, albeit satirical hand in some scenes.

Julia Drefus is a pleasure to watch, spirited, savvy, smiling and sincere, but with the right Machiavellian mind to steer through the pitfalls of politics at the top echelons. The cast is equally fun to watch with their antics, idiosyncrasies, and human frailties. Lighthearted comedy, and fun to watch. Some of the lines make you chuckle, or laugh out loud. Very good dialogue!
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R. HartzellReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Elected officials (and their minions) behaving badly
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You might say my wife and I were late to the party on Veep, since over the years we've been too stingy to add HBO to our cable bill. So imagine my amazement when, during this first season, there's an episode devoted to the vice president deciding as a PR move to show her transparency by releasing all of her and her staff's email correspondence -- but it's tempered by a scene when Louis-Dreyfus and her staff stand around and candidly discuss embarrassing matters they (of course) must leave *out* when they release said correspondence to the public. All of this had a very familiar ring to it, so it's a little amazing that season 1 aired 4 or 5 years ago. And I suppose that's what makes Veep both engrossing and repellent: it wickedly satirizes our federal government with an insider's matter-of-factness that's at once disarming and alarming. In the end we might as well laugh at the venal sins of our elected officials, because the alternative -- blowing it up and starting over -- is too ghastly to contemplate.
9 people found this helpful
J. S. KeckReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
If The West Wing had been a comedy, it would have been Veep
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Hilariously! Julia LD is in fine form (comedic and otherwise, as one episode puts it, definitely a "VPILF"). This is a more grown up but still deliciously self-centered Elaine from the Seinfeld years. Her face as she gets the news the POTUS may be having a heart attack is a terrific study in glee, unsuccessfully hidden by faux concern. The supporting cast is terrific. I had no idea Anna Chlumsky (former child star) had such great comedy chops. Her facial expressions are priceless. Everyone else is great too, from Mike (recognize him from UCB?) to Jonas the slimeball who misses no opportunity to remind everyone he works in The White House. The Veep' secretary Gail is also a great character and her lines are always worth noting.
15 people found this helpful
BBReviewed in the United States on May 26, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing
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I think you need to sit and watch two or three episodes to really get into this show, it is one of those kinds of shows where you get attached to all the minor characters and their banter and office jabber throughout the series, and the more you watch the more you're hooked. It is a bit fast paced, which I Iike, and I love the character relationships and the complexities of Selena herself. She's really a piece of work in the most entertaining way possible and Julia Louis Dryfus (sorry cannot spell her name) deserves all the accolades she gets from this show. Gary is a riot and I love when he snaps, Amy is flawlessly portrayed and I love the way she only barely recognizes the detriment of her life being consumed by her work and makes vain and passive attempts to make it seem otherwise. She's a force to be reckoned with and I have especially loved her this current season. I like how although the characters are all comrades, there's not really any loyalty there (except Gary) as they all are playing a political game and looking out for themselves. That kind of very real dynamic is portrayed nicely here without making them seem like evil people you hate. You always understand the underhanded things they do and in that sort of a funny way this caricature of American politics almost gives you sympathy for the complexities of the chess game that it is, the constant scratching of backs and deceit.
8 people found this helpful
CassaReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ho hum
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Could not bear to watch first episode for all the profanity. If writers have to rely on it for a laugh, then it's evidence they are lazy atvtheir craft... not funny.
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