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.
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/17/2015|
This was the best episode yet.
I thought the first two were a bit rough, but this one really fired on all cylindars.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/06/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/06/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/06/2012|
Okay, tonight's episode wasn't as good as last week's, but it had some great bits.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/20/2012|
This is the funniest show on television. Can't believe it doesn't get more attention here.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/02/2012|
It isn't funny at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/02/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/02/2012|
Just discovered it on HBO GO. It's hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/02/2012|
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..
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/04/2012|
""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.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/04/2012|
I really like Anna Chlumsky
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/19/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/20/2013|
Reid Scott as Dan Egan steals every scene he is in. Watch him, because he IS the next Clooney, only taller!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/20/2013|
I gave it a try, Obvious Shill. No thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/20/2013|
Love this show and the ensemble is great. Really looking forward to the new season.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/20/2013|
She sucks and is so unfunny, why do t.v. execs keep giving her series after awful series? Just hang it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/20/2013|
I love this show. It's like dirty version of West Wing.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/04/2013|
The second season is pretty weak so far. I'm a little disappointed.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/04/2013|
I love watching Amy, Anna Chlumsky.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/05/2013|
Anna Chlumsky was great this week on Hannibal in a Clarice Starling inspired role.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/05/2013|
Anna has done quite well in her second career.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/05/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/05/2013|
R25 is 60 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/05/2013|
Anna Chlumsky interview
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/10/2013|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/25/2013|
Veep reminds me more of Spin City than the West Wing.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/04/2013|
I think Spin City was much more gentle and traditional. Veep's humour reminds me of Arrested Development and the political machinations of the West Wing.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/05/2013|
Flop show. It has one more season at best.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/05/2013|
Spin City was more gentle, but it highlighted the incompetence of a political staff.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/05/2013|
R31 has no idea what he's talking about.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/05/2013|
Reid Scott is the breakout star from this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/05/2013|
"You're a meme, ma'am"
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/05/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/05/2013|
They want Arnold to be POTUS.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/29/2014|
Reid Scott is hot. But straight. Other than here, anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/29/2014|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/13/2014|
[quote]But there isn't even an antagonist I would root for.
You mean protagonist.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/13/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/13/2014|
this thread really takes pointless bitchery to a whole new level
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/13/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/13/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/13/2014|
r44, DL only cares if you sucked his suck.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/13/2014|
Anna Chlumsky's character Amy is the most likeable.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/13/2014|
Explain explain, R45.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/13/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/13/2014|
No it isn't the best. It's just very funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/13/2014|
R48 - Selina is a bit different from Elaine.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/13/2014|
JLD was very good and not Elaine at all in Enough Said
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/13/2014|
Joanne is right on this one.
She channels Elaine in every role.
I don't dislike her; I just don't think she is award winning caliber.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/13/2014|
[quote]Do any of you really think that Julia [Louis-Dreyfuss] has any depth as an actress?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/13/2014|
The final episode this season was pretty funny--the president resigned to care for her his crazy wife, so Selina actually became President of the United States. But even so, she came in third the next week in the New Hampshire primary!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/09/2014|
Wow, Selina really went on an ego trip after she became Pres. She was insufferable. I know she was self-centered but she went off the scale; she was almost unlikable.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/09/2014|
R55, almost unlikable? When has she been likable?
Reid is so fucking hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/09/2014|
The scene with Selina and Gary in the bathroom right after Selina learns that she is about to become POTUS was the best scene of the series thus far. I was dying.
I thought that the third season got off to a rough start after the stellar second season, but it really got back on track. Eagerly awaiting Season 4.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/09/2014|
I love VEEP but all of the characters speak with the same voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/09/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/09/2014|
The best comedy on TV. Iannucci is a genius.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/10/2014|
I can't believe more people don't watch this. Excellent show.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/10/2014|
The episode in England was the best - Dan cracking up, the hat, Jonah listing out Dan's ailments.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/10/2014|
Selina is nothing like Elaine. Neither was Christine.
Elaine was sensible but snarky. Christine was a kind person but pretty immature. Selina is ambitious and kinda mean. I think JLD is such a good comedic actress that the differences are pretty subtle.
Selina was much more likable first season. Not so much this season. I am assuming making her more ambitious and unlikable because she wants to be president, but she was nicer to people last season.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/10/2014|
I love VEEP, but I go back and forth between VEEP and Episodes as to which one is the better comedy. Episodes may be a little too inside baseball, but both are flawless.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/10/2014|
The supporting cast is good, but I especially like two of the older characters Kevin Dunn as Ben Caffrey and Phil Reeves as Andrew Doyle.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/10/2014|
For me, Veep is an acquired taste. I saw some of the season one episodes and had a lukewarm reaction to it. However, I caught some of this season's episodes--including the season finale--and thought they were very funny and really well done.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/10/2014|
I love that she's such a nasty bitch and has a filthy fucking mouth on her.. and the fact she cares nothing for people at all, she simply has to perform for the cameras.
She's like the Datalounge Party's presidential candidate.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/10/2014|
I want to tap Gary's hairy hole, is that so bad? He seems like he'd be a total bottom pig.
Also, whatta you think Jonah's like naked? I'm guessing big dick but hairless, and flab.
Serious question: How are they gonna roll this back without having to rename the show? I figure it's a given she can't stay president for long (The show is "VEEP" after all.) What absurd, unbelievable scenario will they come up with to both remove her from office and make her the veep again?
Will the insufferable Chung win and convince Selina to be his VP?
Any guesses by anyone on how that might work? There's no way she's the president for the remainder of the series. ....is there?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/10/2014|
I liked the core group of Selina, Dan, Amy, Mike and Gary from the earlier seasons. Kevin Dunn and Gary Cole are good actors but they don't add much to the show, IMO.
The actress who plays Katherine is untalented and very homely but since she's Keifer Sutherland's daughter, she gets the role.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/10/2014|
I wish the show wasn't so enamoured with Jonah. I find him just as tedious as the Veep characters do. And it feels like his role keeps getting larger, even with all the hoops they have to jump through to keep him part of the action.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/10/2014|
R68 nice fantasy about the actor who plays Jonah, his name is Timothy Simons and he does have a soft flabby body but he shaves it head to toe and has a very tiny penis. The shaving does not make it look larger.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/10/2014|
They need to be careful on the direction they're taking the main character. She's really turning into a foul cunt. Snarky is one thing (and funny) - just downright nasty, however, makes me want to turn off the television.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/10/2014|
Dan is so hot; they should have a pool party episode just so the audience can see him in trunks.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/10/2014|
Loved Dan with his beard. Wish he could have had it longer. And yes, would love to see him getting caught having sex with someone, preferably a male intern.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/10/2014|
R70 - Jonah should be in small doses.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/10/2014|
Watching season 3. The SNL skit with Princess Selina was classic, even if you did not know JLD's relationship with the show.
Anna C. Is brilliant as ever as Amy.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||07/21/2014|
R65, totally agree. I'll also throw in Dan Bakkedahl (as Roger Furlong) who was just hilarious.
My favorite episode was "Debate."
[quote]The actress who plays Katherine is untalented and very homely but since she's Keifer Sutherland's daughter, she gets the role.
Learn something new every day on DL. Didn't know that was his kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/21/2014|
Mike groveling for Jonah was very funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/21/2014|
The Clovis episode was a gem.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||07/25/2014|
When does the next season start?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/26/2014|
I didn't have HBO when this show started and I want to catch up before it returns, but for some reason it seems to be the only HBO series that's not available on demand (at least through my cable provider.) Is there another way to catch up?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/14/2015|
next season starts April 12. Same date as final season of Nurse Jackie.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/14/2015|
Love this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/14/2015|
Excited for the new season.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/14/2015|
R81 here again. So no one can answer my question?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/14/2015|
No great shakes as an actress as she plays very slight variances on Elaine in EVERYTHING she does. On Old Christine I kept waiting for Jerry to walk in.
She's certainly no Lena Dunham. Or Honey Boo Boo. Or Tracee Ross. Or Jenifer Anacin. Or Grace/Mysteries of Laura. What an actress!
Or any of the other fantastic actresses out there today.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/14/2015|
Are you retarded, R85?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/14/2015|
R87 NO, but I don't think I have any kind of device that will let me watch HBOGO on my TV. I don't want to watch on my computer.
I have the Amazon Fire Stick, and a couple of Sony BluRay players with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc., but neither has HBOGO.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/14/2015|
They're REALLY starting to fuck this show up with the unnecessary cameos and stunt castings like Patton Oswald, who has basically become a universally disliked troll (both figuratively and literally) among those who know who he is. He's not just weird on screen, he's irritating in everything he's in and it's hard to dismiss his non-stop sanctimonious, self righteous Twitter trolling when watching him in anything.
The big moose headed guy from the Drew Carey Show was on last season but, again, why is he or his character suddenly necessary?
I realize this show was slow to grow in popularity and they feel they have to keep expanding for whatever reason, but it had an excellent ensemble cast before. Why stretch that out to the size of Game of Thrones, and with washed-up TV actors nobody knows or cares about??
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/17/2015|
I thought the Season 4 premiere was great. JLD is still at the top of her game and carries the show. Her reading of every line is just flat-out brilliant. "Obsolete metal. Giant dildos."
I like that everything has been shaken up with her ascension to POTUS. No one's job is safe, and it keeps things exciting. I'm interested to see where they take things with Gary. That relationship could get tired, but I trust the writers to do something fresh and unexpected.
R89: I too was annoyed to see the trollish Patton Oswalt, but he seems to be playing a troll on the show so I'll wait and see where it goes. I found it interesting how the office of the VP has a completely new vibe now that it's under new management. It was dark and musky and looked like it smelled of old gym socks.
It makes sense that the cast grows, since Selina has a much larger staff now, but it seems like the core all still get their screen time. I want more of Sue and Kent.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/17/2015|
[quote]The big moose headed guy from the Drew Carey Show was on last season but, again, why is he or his character suddenly necessary?
I think he's going to end up replacing Amy as campaign manager, which would be great since it would get Amy back to DC and into Selina's orbit. Her character will run our of steam if she's stuck running the campaign all over the country and never with Selina for more than a day.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/17/2015|
So NOT the best written comedy on TV.
It would be better without Elaine.5.
Tired of JLD and her one note acting, she and her Matthew Perry should both go away.
Who keeps giving these people sitcoms?
My opinion, shared by many, so lovers of VEEP don't bother to knock it.
You would be entertained watching a shopping channel.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/17/2015|