Imagine Elaine Benes from Seinfeld being Vice President of the United States of America.
So now imagine she could become President of the United States if something happens to POTUS. Mind blown yet?
HBO’s Veep stars the hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer as a divorced mother of one who also happens to be the Vice Prez (the nickname Veep from VP).
She is ambitious. Impatient. Rarely says the right thing. Narcissistic. Easily bored. Obnoxious. And yet oddly charming.
Is it a coincidence this show has aired since Joe Biden became Veep? I’m sure it is.
As the Veep’s incompetent and obnoxious staff get her into one mess after another which she then always makes much worse, it’s hard to know who to feel sorry for…oh yes, the people of the country.
While the show is carried by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, other standouts include Anna Chlumsky (as I watched the first episode a few years ago I thought, gee, she looks familiar then I realized she’s the little girl from My Girl, all grown up), Matt Walsh, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Timothy Simons, Tony Hale, Christopher Meloni, Diedrich Bader, and Gary Cole.
As much as I love political satire, I sometimes wonder if this just reinforces political stereotypes for viewers.
You know, the self-absorbed politician who has to bow to the pressures of corporations and their lobbyists.
Pandering to the lowest common denominator for votes.
Because as much as this Veep seems to want things to change, the only thing she changes often, are her dresses.
Although there have only been 28 episodes in 3 seasons I look forward to what they’re going to do in Season 4…no spoilers as she hums Hail To The Chief.
Veep’s cutting and clever writing makes it a show worth watching…too bad voting can’t get the same numbers this show does.