Did anyone watch "Veep" on HBO?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Steve D., Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Steve D.

    Steve D. Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I scrolled through all the recent posts on this forum and found no mention of the premier of this comedy (?) show on HBO. It's no wonder. I could only handle about 15 minutes and moved on. A one joke show about the Vice President and her lack of being given anything important to do. Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the V.P. is aided by a staff of nervous morons. Nothing subtle here. HBO should stick to drama. In typical HBO fashion, the F word is used to extreme and becomes tiresome. I think a bunch of 20 something frat boys wrote this thing. The only good thing going with this show is that it is an eight episode run.

    -Steve D.
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  2. tbone

    tbone Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY US
    It was a train wreck. It was not funny and the timing was bad. The Seinfeld curse continues.
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  3. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    Wow. I loved it.

    'Course, I also loved 'In The Loop' and 'Alan Partridge', and a lot of this was the same kind of humor.

    Also; Sunday nights are already far too densely packed already. 'Mad Men', 'Girls', 'Game Of Thrones' and sometimes even 'Bob's Burgers' - couldn't they find another night to air this on?
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  4. rediffusion

    rediffusion Forum Resident

    Not a patch on the UK original - The Thick Of It
    (a bit like The Office)
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  5. matthew2600

    matthew2600 Forum Resident

    Lawrence KS
    Loved Alan Partridge, Seinfeld and Arrested Development but did not enjoy the first episode as much as I had hoped.
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  6. dirwuf

    dirwuf Raccoon of the Year

    Fairfield, CT
    Yeah, except for Dreyfus's previous series which ran for 5 seasons and won her an Emmy...

    I thought the new show was excellent...
  7. Paper Wizard

    Paper Wizard Forum Resident

    +1. I thought it was weak.
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  8. lugnut2099

    lugnut2099 Forum Resident

    I didn't think much of the first episode, especially since I had higher hopes for it, but it maintained my interest and scored a laugh or two, so I'll check out the second one.
  9. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Pretty good first episode. Man Anna Clumsky has grown up. I don't think I'd seen her since the first "My Girl". Who was playing the lady senator that the veep went to visit early in the episode? She looked familiar, but I couldn't figure out if she was an actress or a real politician.
  10. nojmplease

    nojmplease Forum Resident

    Who do they expect this to be appealing to? As a former Hill staffer, I "got" all the references but found it more than a bit lame. A lot of forced material. I just don't see how this sort of show has a broader appeal that would sustain a second season.

    Maybe it'll get better.
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  11. RandySchimka

    RandySchimka Forum Resident

    San Diego
    It was Ellis Grey from Gray's Anatomy...
  12. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Three episodes into season 2 bump!

    Anyone else here watching this? Tonight's episode had me rolling. Loved Gary Cole's "noodle analogy" and the Veep's reaction when they showed her the word cloud.
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  13. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Gary is a very good pick up for the show...

    I enjoy the show.....
  14. Great and funny show. Love it. Gets is so right.
  15. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
  16. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    I enjoy a comedy that doesn't have a laugh track....

    Show seems to get funnier as it goes along...
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  17. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Amen to that!
  18. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    I know lots of Hill folks and this show rings true!
  19. albert_m

    albert_m Forum Resident

    Atl., Ga, USA
    This week's episode was the best yet for this season.
  20. Mark Nelson

    Mark Nelson Forum Resident

    United States
    I wasn't blown away by the first episode, but from the second on I've loved it, and was happy
    to hear yesterday that HBO has renewed it for another season.

    PHILLYQ Forum Resident

    Brooklyn NY
    I'm getting a kick out of the Gary Cole character flirting with Sue. Good move to have Jonah as a political blogger now. 'What is my position on ---?'
  22. chrischerm

    chrischerm Forum Resident

    They need to bring back Congressman Furlong and his Assistant (piss-flap.) That guy was the best. Some great one liners in this show.
  23. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Me too!

    Trying to remember who that is. Is "piss-flap" the tall goofy looking guy with the glasses who played "Robbie" on The New Girl? I don't know the actors name, but I've seen him a few things and usually find him funny.
  24. chrischerm

    chrischerm Forum Resident

    Furlong was the Congressman from Cleveland. Curly hair, but balding dude, with the tall goofy looking Asst w/glasses.

    "This Piss-flap" comes from the episode where the Veeps staff go running with Furlong and his Asst. Furlong refers to his speed while running, and "Piss-flap's" response is priceless.
  25. mep

    mep Forum Resident

    Great, hilarious and growing from joke to joke! I just watched the first season on Sky Atlantic HD and the next week I´ll continue with season 2. ´Did the president call ? I think the president´s avoiding me!´ Just classy...

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