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Veep 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2012–2019)
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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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Storyline

"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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Diplomacy in action. See more »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sykesville, Maryland, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Dundee Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

No real-life contemporary politician appears or are mentioned on the show. See more »

Quotes

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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Contrary to popular belief, this show is hilarious.
28 May 2012 | by daniellouthainSee all my reviews

I waited until after the sixth episode to review the show so it had time to germinate and really show the audience its potential before I made judgment. I liked the show from the start, mostly because I love The Thick of It and In the Loop. Now I love this show.

Its smart, the dialogue is rich and full. You don't get the crappy, tepidly funny one-liners you get from most comedy series nowadays, you get incredibly intelligent situational humor that really makes you wonder about politics in the US and around the world. The show really highlights the humanity that people often dissociate from politics, a quality Armando Iannucci has always brought to his political humor with wit and vulgarity. Highly recommended.

This show is only funny if you actually pay attention to the plot of each episode, you simply won't get it if you pay half attention, because every line has a twist of humor, and every line builds on the last, which is so rare in comedy in the US.


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