Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

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Armando Iannucci
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus ...  Selina Meyer 65 episodes, 2012-2019
Anna Chlumsky ...  Amy Brookheimer 65 episodes, 2012-2019
Tony Hale ...  Gary Walsh 65 episodes, 2012-2019
Reid Scott ...  Dan Egan 65 episodes, 2012-2019
Timothy Simons ...  Jonah Ryan 65 episodes, 2012-2019
Matt Walsh ...  Mike McLintock 65 episodes, 2012-2019
Gary Cole ...  Kent Davison 55 episodes, 2013-2019
Kevin Dunn ...  Ben Cafferty 54 episodes, 2013-2019
Sufe Bradshaw ...  Sue Wilson 49 episodes, 2012-2019
Sarah Sutherland ...  Catherine Meyer 43 episodes, 2012-2019
Sam Richardson ...  Richard Splett 40 episodes, 2014-2019
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"Politics is about people," former Sen. Selina Meyer is fond of saying. Unfortunately, the people Meyer, a charismatic leader and rising star in her party, meets after becoming vice president are nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. "Veep" follows the new VP as she puts out political fires, juggles her public schedule and private life, and does everything within her limited powers to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive. Meyer's trusted -- and some not-so-trusted -- aides include chief of staff Amy, spokesperson Mike, secretary Sue and right-hand man Gary. Written by Jwelch5742

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Boldly running for president. Proudly standing for everything. See more »

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Comedy

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Is based in the same universe as the British BBC series The Thick of It (2005). 'Veep' is often regarded as its spin-off. See more »

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Gary Walsh: What did you do?
Amy Brookheimer: You know what I did? I went to bed at 7:00 p.m
Gary Walsh: Ooh.
Amy Brookheimer: 7:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. Even people who are dying of malaria stay up later than that.
Gary Walsh: Well, they can't sleep because they're coughing.
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Referenced in Cash Trapped: Episode #2.23 (2017) See more »

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10 May 2012 | by rednblackSee all my reviews

Like the rest of Ianucci's work, this is a fantastic political satire. The reflexive self-serving sycophancy, the arbitrary nature of power, the automatic deferral to the hidden powers behind the throne, the elevation of random dross above real issues (brilliantly lampooned in the pilot when the use of cornstarch forks in the White House becomes a stumbling block to setting up a clean jobs task force) are skillfully portrayed, showing how the dysfunction of the modern arena (especially the media's eye, usually passive but, as in the second episode, sometimes accompanied by a mouthful of vicious teeth) prevents the exercise of power for actual governmental function. None of the characters are perfectly likable, though all are well-played, but somehow the ensemble is endearing. Watch this if you want to see a sharp commentary on the drunken carousel that is politics.


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22 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sykesville, Maryland, USA See more »

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