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Old 04-23-2019, 11:42 AM   #121
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Jonah Ryan is going to end up as President, isn't he?
They make you think the show is about Selinas stagnant political career, but it's secretly about Jonah's meteoric rise to the top.


The best scene in Veep is when Jonahs fiance breaks up with him right after he got circumcised, so I think he's earnt it.

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Old 05-07-2019, 07:16 AM   #122
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Wow that episode was great. I love Minna!
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:23 PM   #123
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I am really going to miss this show. Especially since it feels like it's just hitting it out of the ballpark with the recent season. Go out on top I suppose.
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What a crazy finale.

I can't believe Selina sold out Gary like that.


The funeral scene was incredible. Catherine not even attending, but making margaritas instead. Andrew was there. Dan has barely aged a day. Montez has had extensive work done. And, of course, Richard is the one who can finally get a Middle East peace deal.



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Yeah the timejump was bold and paid off nicely I thought.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:06 PM   #128
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For me, the highlight was the return of Sue.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:07 PM   #130
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It's nice for VEEP to remind us that great shows can have great finales. I think every show should end with a time jump or at least an Animal House style summary of how the characters lives went.


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Veep had an amazing run, never dipped in quality, and had a great ending even after JLD's cancer which caused the writers to re-write the whole finale (https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/veep-series-finale.html). Perfect timing too with the GoT writers showing just how lazy and uninterested they were in doing the same
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Great final. I was expecting Selena to lose the nomination and have things end with a Veep offer but her getting what she wanted at great cost was a much better conclusion. There were so many funny moments but my favourite was Mike insulting Dan's suit. I also loved seeing Sue again of course.

Now that the funniest show on TV is unfortunately over any thoughts on what the new funniest show is? I would say Silicon Valley if the next season ever gets announced and I also love The Good Place and Rick & Morty. Oh, and What we Do in the Shadows is quickly becoming a favourite.

Finally where do we rank Veep on the list of greatest TV comedies of all time? Considering a criteria of laughs per minute over a multiple season run that didn't overstay its welcome and offered a satisfying conclusion I will go out on a limb and call it the funniest show ever. The only others I think would come close are Curb, Parks and Rec, Futurama, and Peep Show.
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Veep had an amazing run, never dipped in quality, and had a great ending even after JLD's cancer which caused the writers to re-write the whole finale (https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/veep-series-finale.html). Perfect timing too with the GoT writers showing just how lazy and uninterested they were in doing the same

It is interesting comparing to GoT. In the case of Veep the showrunner left after 4 seasons but the show was able to transition to a new showrunner and gave us 3 more excellent seasons with a great conclusion. Compare to GoT where Benioff and Weiss stayed on longer than they probably wanted to and ended up rushing the conclusion so they would control it. The ending of GoT could have worked better making a switch after season 6 and letting someone else write another 4 seasons.



Here is an article with another comparison:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood...erys-targaryen


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I do not recall anything that was as consistently smart/funny over time. Maybe my favorite comedy of all time anyway. Have watched from the start numerous times already.

This NSFW rant from Finale so very on point in showing the brilliance (and the over the top spectacular language/writing) of this series, and why JLD is the female comedy GOAT.

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(ps - Also, would be great to limit GOT bashing to the other 4 or 5 threads.)
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I do not recall anything that was as consistently smart/funny over time. Maybe my favorite comedy of all time anyway. Have watched from the start numerous times already.

This NSFW rant from Finale so very on point in showing the brilliance (and the over the top spectacular language/writing) of this series, and why JLD is the female comedy GOAT.

NSFW!


(ps - Also, would be great to limit GOT bashing to the other 4 or 5 threads.)
Seinfeld might be my only recommendation for competition, but even then the charm and likability of the neurotic characters took a season or 2. Seinfeld is also most certainly my favorite comedy of all time.
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Seinfeld might be my only recommendation for competition, but even then the charm and likability of the neurotic characters took a season or 2. Seinfeld is also most certainly my favorite comedy of all time.
Boo. Seinfeld sucks.
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VEEP is way tighter than Seinfeld. Which is obviously expected given it's like a quarter of the episodes.
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The insults, one liners, and cursing was so top notch. I think this final season had some of the absolute best of the series.
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OMG.. there's a Jonah insult generator: https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/veep...nah-jonad.html

Best one I've found is: You unstable piece of human scaffolding
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