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Old 06-05-2014, 07:36 AM   #21
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Has anyone watched the original from the UK? In the Thicke of it I think it's called?
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:58 AM   #22
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Has anyone watched the original from the UK? In the Thicke of it I think it's called?

Veep's based on The Thick of It? That's interesting and makes sense. I've only seen highlights of Peter Capaldi (the new Doctor Who) swearing a blue streak.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:57 PM   #23
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I just love the complete over the top vulgarity of the one liners that come out of nowhere in that show.
The over-the-top vulgarity is hilarious - what a great show!

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Here are some great ones

http://uproxx.com/tv/2012/06/25-most...n-veep/#page/1

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Old 07-06-2014, 03:44 AM   #24
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One of the best award acceptance speeches ever

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Old 07-18-2014, 11:52 PM   #25
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Just finished the first season based on the recommendations here and the critical acclaim... And to be honest, I really disliked it.

There wasn't a single character on the show I liked. Tony Hale's character came closest in that I didn't actually dislike him, but everyone else was just a swirl of constant negativity, smarminess, arrogance, etc.

Is there a change of tone in the second season? If not, I'm going to tap out and move on.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:14 AM   #26
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I'd say it's pretty much more of the same.
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I'd say it's pretty much more of the same.
I disagree.

i watched the first season because I felt I should as the show crosses so many of my favorite things......


However, I thought it was boring with some exceptions.


The 2nd season - I thought was way better. I really enjoyed it.
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I've liked the show since the start, but it's only gotten better with each season. Writing and dialog is much better now and they're at the point of Arrested Development style rapid fire jokes where repeated viewings can help you catch a lot of stuff you missed the first time
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:28 PM   #29
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I've gotten a few people hooked on this show but it's not a huge feat since it practically sells itself. I watched Executive Decision the other day and I imagined the Veep on the plane saying, "Look at what you got me into now!"
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:40 AM   #30
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Just finished the first season based on the recommendations here and the critical acclaim... And to be honest, I really disliked it.

There wasn't a single character on the show I liked. Tony Hale's character came closest in that I didn't actually dislike him, but everyone else was just a swirl of constant negativity, smarminess, arrogance, etc.

Is there a change of tone in the second season? If not, I'm going to tap out and move on.
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I disagree.

i watched the first season because I felt I should as the show crosses so many of my favorite things......


However, I thought it was boring with some exceptions.


The 2nd season - I thought was way better. I really enjoyed it.
I would say you both have points. I did think the second season was better too. Better jokes and more of them. Better tie ins to reality or parody/satire bits. But it is more of the same of the first season. It doesn't really change it's tone or message. It's part of the reason the characters can be so hated. They're supposed to be! They are conniving, ass-kissing, politicians and staffers that only care about their own career advancement.

You might like it (MikeF) if you allow yourself to hate the characters and yet see some of the truth in the system and even in the human condition. On the other hand I can see why a person would get frustrated with it. There are times I feel almost tired after watching an episode. I couldn't imagine living a life like that. Being so busy kissing ass or trying to take someone down. Letting go of all your morals just to win the game or promotion. It's a fast paced show that has a lot of horrible things in it. But it's supposed to.
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So much crashing down on the president and everyone around her this season. The last episode with the deposition was absolute gold, the congressman listing all the nicknames that Dan had for Jonah almost had me in tears. And I'm not sure who the actor is playing the idiotic assistant to Jonah, but he deserves a lot more recognition

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It's been fun and tragic to watch this season as they just can't seem to get out of their own way, despite better personnel around her. It's like watching an inept version of The West Wing.

Also, Gary Cole has been gold this season.
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Brilliant final episode
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Of course it had to be a tie, and of course no one knew wtf that actually meant. Ben asking for real sugar because the artificial stuff makes him #### his pants was my personal highlight
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Numerous great lines from the season finale
"#### Iowa. I'd say nuke it but someone already did."
"The rulebook’s been torn up now and America is wiping its nasty ass with it".
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The last two episodes of the season were pure gold.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:59 PM   #38
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I thought the middle dragged a bit but for me the last 3 episodes were right back up to the best of Veep

hope it keeps up the quality with Iannucci leaving the show
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I just binge watched the whole last season this past weekend.
One of the funniest shows ever.
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