Best written comedy on TV, though in a weird way it could be funnier.
The interplay between Selina and her poor neglected unloved daughter tonight was terrific.
This was the best episode yet.
I thought the first two were a bit rough, but this one really fired on all cylindars.
Like all of Julia Louis-Dreyfus's comedies, all the characters are pretty despicable, but despite that they're fun to spend time with.
I felt so sorry for her daughter. The best laugh was the scene where Selina tries to counter her daughter's claims it's always about her, and took her into the side room where they had put all the giant cutouts of her and her appearances on magazine covers.
You really should see the original BBC series (by Armando Iannucci) The Thick of It, and the movie they made (also with Anna Chlumsky, with a UK-US connection) In The Loop.
actually I noticed that most of the seemingly-out-of-place interactions between the Veep characters in the early episodes were easily explained if you knew which Thick of It characters they corresponded to. Mike is Glenn, which explained the premiere episode hate and his apparent uselessness. Dan is obviously Dan Miller, the savvy climber.
Okay, tonight's episode wasn't as good as last week's, but it had some great bits.
This is the funniest show on television. Can't believe it doesn't get more attention here.
It isn't funny at all.
I love Matt Walsh on this show! He was kind of my least favorite on the Upright Citizens Brigade TV show back in the day but he's killing me every episode.
Just discovered it on HBO GO. It's hilarious.
I am catching up on all of the episodes aired so far on Demand. I think its hilarious. I think it has some of the funniest ensemble interplay not seen in awhile. I had no idea the little girl from My Girl was in it ! Nice to see her again..
""Not good, admitedly." Not good, admitedly will be the title of my fucking memoir!"
Love this show. I just wish they'd make Tony Hale's character a little less Buster-ish.
I really like Anna Chlumsky
Cannot stand this woman, hated her on Seinfeld, Christine, she's tries so hard to be funny and she just ain't. And she's a poor little rich girl in real life, which makes all the more unlikeable.
I love this show. The crying episode is hilarious especially when the reporter gets her to cry when she asks her about her daughter. It does suck that they didn't renew Enlightened though while the heinous Girls carries on.
Reid Scott as Dan Egan steals every scene he is in. Watch him, because he IS the next Clooney, only taller!
I gave it a try, Obvious Shill. No thank you.
Love this show and the ensemble is great. Really looking forward to the new season.
She sucks and is so unfunny, why do t.v. execs keep giving her series after awful series? Just hang it up.
I love this show. It's like dirty version of West Wing.
The second season is pretty weak so far. I'm a little disappointed.
The first two episodes were tough to watch.
The 3rd one was much better, however, the Jonah and Mike scenes continue to be a challenge to watch.
JLD was great on Seinfeld, but everyone knows Jason Alexander, was the funniest on that show.
Christine wasn't funny, couldn't watch it.
I tried. I loved Arrested Development and I loved West Wing, so I figured this would be great.
I watched the whole first season and had to force myself to make it through the last few eps. I won't be back for more. The wit has left the building.
"Did the president call? No? Okay."
There, see, now this post is just as funny as the show.
I love watching Amy, Anna Chlumsky.
Anna Chlumsky was great this week on Hannibal in a Clarice Starling inspired role.
Anna has done quite well in her second career.
The characters spend most of their time looking at text messages. The manic energy and people who mask their real feelings with forced, fake behavior reminds me too much of work.
I want to relax on a Sunday night, not be reminded of the jerks I have to see on Monday morning. It's why I enjoy watching reruns of Murder, She Wrote.
What's better than an Emmy nomination? How about becoming a mom?
Anna Chlumsky has experienced both life-changing events in the past few days. The 32-year-old actress not only received an Emmy nomination for her work on the HBO series "Veep," but she also gave birth to her first baby.
Chlumsky, who rose to fame as a child star in the 1991 movie "My Girl," told People today that she and her husband, Shaun So, welcomed daughter Penelope Joan So on July 11.
"She's a really good mix between my husband and me," the actress said. "When she's with him, you see him, and when she's with me, you see me. She's a perfect mix."
Reid Scott is hot. But straight. Other than here, anyway.
I don't get the show. Shouldn't there be at least one character I should root for? I get that I don't necessarily have to like or "identify" with a character. But there isn't even an antagonist I would root for. Everybody is simply mean to everybody else and that's it. What are Selena's redeeming qualities? When she is not mean she is still incompetent. So what's to like?
[quote]But there isn't even an antagonist I would root for.
You mean protagonist.
I get bored by all the heavy cynicism in "Veep" -- no character has a redeeming quality. It reminds me of the old British sitcom "Yes, Minister," which was just as biting. But I liked it much better than "Veep" because Paul Eddington played a character that was likable, even if he was an incompetent ass.
this thread really takes pointless bitchery to a whole new level
I love it. God help me I'm going to miss Jonah. You can always root for Sue and the character played by Nora Dunn's brother.
I did summer children's theatre with Reid Scott back in the days when he was Reid Weiner. He was the Tinman in The Wiz back in 1993. Nice guy, couldn't sing to save his life.
r44, DL only cares if you sucked his suck.
Anna Chlumsky's character Amy is the most likeable.
Explain explain, R45.
Do any of you really think that Julia has any depth as an actress?
She plays Elaine in everything she does--from that short lived NBC show with the time or a clock in the title, to Old Christine, to this.
She's OK, but no great shakes. This is definitely NOT the best written show on TV.