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Veep: Season 1 (2012)




Critic Consensus: The jokes are funny and Julia Louis-Dreyfus is great in the lead, but Veep is still working to find its voice.


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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the Vice President of the United States in this HBO comedy series. Season 1 follows her whirlwind day-to-day existence as she puts out political fires, juggles various demands and defends the interests of the chief executive.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Selina Meyer
Brian Huskey
as Leon West
Phil Reeves
as Sen. Andrew Doyle
Dan Bakkedahl
as Rep. Roger Furlong
Randall Park
as Gov. Danny Chung
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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (29)

"Veep" might be even more hilarious if it didn't hit so uncomfortably close to the truth.

September 25, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The good thing is the show is blessed with a fantastic cast, but we really hope they are given a chance to bite into meatier material. Iannucci certainly has a way with one-liners... but the goodwill from that will only last so long.

March 29, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

...ruefully amused and regularly amusing...

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's too easy, too much like a series of safe sketches that play to all the stereotypes everyone in politics claims describe the other side.

September 25, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Some amusing lines, but otherwise a disappointing misfire.

September 25, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The supporting actors add their own nice touches, making Veep a well-acted comedy that remains in search of a heart, even a tin one.

September 25, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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