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VEEP starts tonight

Anyone watch? I love In The Loop.

This should be great.

by Anonymousreply 5504/10/2013

It was okay I guess.

by Anonymousreply 104/23/2012

Promising. I think they need a couple episodes to pull the ensemble together and find what works for the US setting as opposed to the UK setting Ianucci is used to.

by Anonymousreply 204/23/2012

I didn't like it.

by Anonymousreply 304/23/2012

She just won't leave us the fuck alone, will she?

by Anonymousreply 404/23/2012

What is In the Loop? The show with Mimi Rogers?

by Anonymousreply 504/23/2012

I'll stick to Scandal with Kerry Washington...the chemistry bwt Kerry and Tony Goldwyn is hot!

by Anonymousreply 604/23/2012

The show was crated by the guy who made the British political satire "In the Loop", and the series "The Thick of It". I know "In the Loop" got a US Release because its script was nominated for an Oscar; the Brit series, which is amazingly funny and profane, probably ared on BBC America.

by Anonymousreply 704/23/2012

The Thick of It needed time to come together and Veep has the same feeling. I wasn't thrilled with the first episode, but I'm going to keep watching.

by Anonymousreply 804/23/2012

Also, for anyone interested, The Thick of It will be running on BBC America starting on April 28.

I don't know how they're going to deal with language issue. Inventive profanity is a big part of the show's humor. They are airing at midnight so I'm hoping they keep it intact.

by Anonymousreply 904/23/2012

I watched it & thought it was terrible. Bad jokes, awkward moments, and trying too hard to resemble Sarah Palin.

by Anonymousreply 1004/23/2012

Why can't there ever be a thread on DL discussing an American television program that isn't immediately infested with Brits and US fangurls yammering on about BBC?

Seriously people, start a thread to discuss BBC and British programming counterparts. It isn't very hard at all.

by Anonymousreply 1104/23/2012

She wasn't anything like Sarah Palin.

by Anonymousreply 1204/23/2012

The show may be American but it was created by a Brit who has a track record with this subject matter. That's why we're talking about the BBC.

by Anonymousreply 1304/23/2012

I liked it.

If HBO put out more scripted shows, I would dump network tv in a second.

Game of Thrones, Veep, and Girls all in a row. I was familiar with Game of Thrones, but new to the other two.

Fuck Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, Apprentice and Real Housewives!

by Anonymousreply 1404/23/2012

I thought the same thing that it needs a few more eps to gel. I found I only laughed a few times and more likely was annoyed by the characters rather than amused. Good cast though but it needs to take it down a notch or two. I love the George Clooney look alike. Just saw him in something but to lazy to look it up.

by Anonymousreply 1504/23/2012

THere was a VERY short-lived American TV series based on "In The Loop", which starred the guy from "Reaper".

by Anonymousreply 1604/23/2012

I liked it, was interesting to see the behind the scenes throat cutting with an HBO treatment. Not something you'd ever see on network or even cable TV. I'll keep watching.

by Anonymousreply 1704/23/2012

no, R16, there was no series based on the movie. There was a pilot for a US remake of The Thick of It by the guy that did Arrested Development which wasn't picked up. It was supposedly pretty bad.

by Anonymousreply 1804/23/2012

I beg to differ, R18:

by Anonymousreply 1904/23/2012

Frank Rich is a producer!

by Anonymousreply 2004/23/2012

Not so good, it didn't live up to the hype for me...

by Anonymousreply 2104/23/2012

Sorry but she will always be Elaine Benes. She was brilliant in that part but it typecast her forever.

by Anonymousreply 2204/23/2012

R19, that show was not based on the BBC show. It just has a similar name. You're an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 2304/23/2012

I had no idea until I saw the credits that Anna clumsky of 'My girl' fame was in it

by Anonymousreply 2404/23/2012

I thought it was very promising. And Anna Chlumsky was great.

by Anonymousreply 2504/24/2012

I thought it was funny as Hell. And I've been lusting after Reid Scott ever since "My Boys."

by Anonymousreply 2604/24/2012

I liked it. Maybe not as good as some of Iannucci's other projects, but good -- and promising.

by Anonymousreply 2704/25/2012

One of those shows that telegraphs how "smart and sassy" it is. I was incredibly bored.

by Anonymousreply 2804/25/2012

It's not as funny as it thinks it is. It seemed to go on forever. I'll check out another episode, though.

by Anonymousreply 2904/25/2012

Is this supposed to be a comedy/drama?

by Anonymousreply 3004/27/2012

I think the show is pretty brilliant. Especially episode 2 where she gets to be President for 15 minutes. Priceless. And JLD is fucking awesome.

by Anonymousreply 3105/07/2012

I agree, r31. I loved the bit about the "real" dog last night. I've seen "In the Loop" and just started watching "The Thick of It" on BBCAmerica and think Armando Iannucci is a genius.

by Anonymousreply 3205/07/2012

This show gets better every week. I really enjoy it.

by Anonymousreply 3305/14/2012

Horrible and unwatchable, what a mess! This show can't survive.

by Anonymousreply 3405/14/2012

I wasn't impressed with the first episode much. I'll wait to see what the buzz is on it as the season progresses to determine if I give it another shot.

by Anonymousreply 3505/14/2012

Reid Scott is gorgeous, and the show is very clever, but it's always a problem for me when you've got a show where every character is hateful. Hollywood loves shows like this, but I tire of them quickly. If I wanted to be around hateful people all the time I'd work in Hollywood myself.

by Anonymousreply 3605/14/2012

I've watched the first two episodes, and I've found myself consistently laughing out loud, which isn't something I do that often with comedy on TV.

I also found myself really intrigued by the preview they showed of "The Newsroom," although that's tempered a bit by my ever-worsening tolerance for Aaron Sorkin's speechifying.

by Anonymousreply 3705/14/2012

episode 4 was better...

by Anonymousreply 3805/15/2012

"Did the President call?"

by Anonymousreply 3905/16/2012

show sucks

by Anonymousreply 4005/29/2012

I think this show is really funny and deserves much more attention than the dreadful "Girls".

by Anonymousreply 4105/29/2012

Amy: You have put this entire office into a salad-spinner of fuck!

by Anonymousreply 4205/29/2012

I really like it. It's on my must watch list for Sunday. So she's pregnant?

by Anonymousreply 4305/29/2012

This show is fucking laugh out loud funny. Everyone is brilliant. And Dan is FUCKING HOT!!

by Anonymousreply 4405/29/2012

Reid Scott is going to be a huge star. I know him. Tall, big feet, huge bulge, really smart. Looks bettr with messy hair. Stikes me as bi.

by Anonymousreply 4505/31/2012

Holy cow! Saw epps one & two - and liked em - missed a couple, then saw five & six last night - so fast & funny!

Loved JLD saying that listening to the advice of the tall doofus guy was 'like using a croissant as a dildo - it doesn't work & is extremely messy' (have paraphrased slightly!)

I want more!!!

by Anonymousreply 4607/09/2012

It's a brilliant show.

by Anonymousreply 4707/09/2012

This show is laugh-out-loud funny. I do hope its been renewed by HBO. Anyone hear ?

by Anonymousreply 4807/10/2012

I agree! Yep. it's been picked up.

by Anonymousreply 4907/10/2012

awful, self-important, "smart" comedy from a writer who apparently has had only ONE idea his whole career.

by Anonymousreply 5007/10/2012

Just started watching on HBO Go.

I understand some of the criticisms, but I find it very funny. A few jokes fall flat, but I find myself laughing out loud often.

A welcome option.

by Anonymousreply 5110/14/2012

Anna Chlumsky is wonderful in it. More F bombs in this show than in just about any other one, including Six Feet Under.

by Anonymousreply 5204/01/2013

Julia and Anna at the premiere.

by Anonymousreply 5304/10/2013

Another British remake.

by Anonymousreply 5404/10/2013

R54 - So? It's a great show.

by Anonymousreply 5504/10/2013
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