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I don't think we've ever had a discussion about this show on Ovarit. I love it; it's probably one of my favorite shows ever. Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the first female Vice President and the show is about her and her staff.

I love how the show explores the specific difficulties Selena faces as a female politician and later in the series, there is actually some really good stuff about the generational divide among women.

The first time I watched it I had more sympathy for the staff. I thought they were all being held back by how terrible Selena is, but on re-watch I realized that, no, they're all terrible in their own ways. They all deserved each other. Except Gary. Poor, poor Gary.

I can't tell you how many times I've used the line, "If men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at the ATM."

I don't think we've ever had a discussion about this show on Ovarit. I love it; it's probably one of my favorite shows ever. Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the first female Vice President and the show is about her and her staff. I love how the show explores the specific difficulties Selena faces as a female politician and later in the series, there is actually some really good stuff about the generational divide among women. The first time I watched it I had more sympathy for the staff. I thought they were all being held back by how terrible Selena is, but on re-watch I realized that, no, they're all terrible in their own ways. They all deserved each other. Except Gary. Poor, poor Gary. I can't tell you how many times I've used the line, "If men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at the ATM."

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[–] eyeswideopen 4 points (+4|-0)

If you liked Veep, I definitely recommend The Thick of It, which was also the creation of Veep's initial showrunner, Armando Iannucci, and which is the UK-focused predecessor of Veep. It's the most savagely hilarious political satire I've ever seen in my life. Iannucci also wrote and directed a related film, In the Loop, and most recently The Death of Stalin and both of these movies are equally as funny.

[–] LizardQueen 0 points (+0|-0)

Thanks for these recs! The Thick of It is on Hulu so I'll start with that one.

[–] ActualWendy 1 points (+1|-0)

I've watched The Thick of It over and over. I needed subtitles and a slang dictionary.

[–] RumHam 4 points (+4|-0)

One of my favorites as well! It's hilarious, the writing and acting are all so good. And I have no way of proving this, but I feel like it's probably one of the most accurate representations of how things actually go down in politics. Lol As for the not terrible people, let's not forget Richard, he was pure! Haha

[–] Ghostofbelaabzug [OP] 4 points (+4|-0) Edited

Richard was the best! Probably my favorite overall. That reminds me of something that Veep did incredibly well- introduce new characters. Richard doesn't show up until the beginning of the third season, but he fit into the show so seamlessly. Same thing with characters like Tom or Marjorie. They were late additions but fit into that world so perfectly they never felt new or out of place.

[–] RumHam 4 points (+4|-0)

I hadn't thought about that, but yeah that's a good point! I forget they weren't always part of the show.

[–] jon 8 points (+8|-0)

The "eye of sauron" as the media, only able to focus on one thing at a time, really stuck with me

And I loved how cynically they took advantage of that throughout the series. Like when they were dealing with the election going to the House around the same time Katherine came out. Katherine decides she wants to keep her life private, so Mike spends the episode deflecting questions abut her. But things aren't going well for Selena, so the episode ends with Mike at a press conference avoiding inquiries about the election by saying, "I'd like to move on to questions about the first daughter's lesbianism."

[–] [Deleted] 7 points (+7|-0)

This show is phenomenal, the writing is just so top notch. It's comedy but it doesn't why away from issues, even of it handles them in a funny manner. I also loved that everyone was so awful, because that's how I imagine people in those positions at Ron the inside. All the things they don't day out loud but think inside their minds it was like watching that with Beep. Everything aired out, and of course it was funny as all hell.