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Old 04-24-16, 06:38 AM
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Veep (HBO) -- Season 5 Thread -- Premieres 4/24/16




On the night after the election, Selina discovers a possible road to victory. Meanwhile, Amy must figure out if she is back or not; Catherine kicks off a behind-the-scenes documentary project; Mike announces that he and Wendy (Kathy Najimy) are adopting a baby from China; and Dan considers a new career.

Written by David Mandel; directed by Chris Addison.

10 episode 5th season

Renewed for a 6th season last week
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Old 04-25-16, 02:48 PM
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Fantastic start - flying out of the gate.

Love how Jonah is now an underling again.
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Great start. Love this show. So many great lines.
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The funniest show on TV right now.

It's amazing how consistent the quality of the writing and jokes are.

Even the less smart/more crude jokes work.

Gary: "My bowling coach use to say that a tie was like kissing your sister"
Selina: "Well this feels like my sister took a shit on my chest"
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Re: Veep (HBO) -- Season 5 Thread -- Premieres 4/24/16

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The funniest show on TV right now.

It's amazing how consistent the quality of the writing and jokes are.

Even the less smart/more crude jokes work.

Gary: "My bowling coach use to say that a tie was like kissing your sister"
Selina: "Well this feels like my sister took a shit on my chest"
Maybe the line of the night, and there were many great ones as always.
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Re: Veep (HBO) -- Season 5 Thread -- Premieres 4/24/16

I loved how Selina's zit got worse as the episode progressed.
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Good laughs, but the writing was just a bit more forced and a bit less sharp than previous seasons with Iannucci as the show-runner.
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the ending, at the Race Symposium, "We got her!"
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Good laughs, but the writing was just a bit more forced and a bit less sharp than previous seasons with Iannucci as the show-runner.
the excessivness of the graphic language, which I don't find offensive, unfortunately brings the writing down to a sophmoric level - it's like 'ew like at me, I can say whatever I want' but ultimately just comes across as prissy and self indulgent.
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Re: Veep (HBO) -- Season 5 Thread -- Premieres 4/24/16

I saw a handful of episodes in Season 1 & enjoyed it. I just somehow never kept up with it.

Would this new season still be enjoyable for someone who hasn't seen Seasons 2, 3 & 4?

I didn't know if it could stand alone.
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I saw a handful of episodes in Season 1 & enjoyed it. I just somehow never kept up with it.

Would this new season still be enjoyable for someone who hasn't seen Seasons 2, 3 & 4?

I didn't know if it could stand alone.
Nope. It's pretty serialized and episode 1 picks up post-election night. A lot of the character development and storyline wouldn't make sense.
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"Hey Grimace!"
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Awesome... http://www.splettnet.net

Wonder if he'll respond to emails.
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"She's changed her mind more times than a paedophile at Disneyland"

You just know that Catherine's recordings are going to wind up in the wrong hands, and the numerous offensive comments will be leaked to the public.

I'm pretty sure Amy's sister said she worked at CVS and not CBS.
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Okay, now I'm getting a little worried. Still some good laughs, thanks to the amazing cast, but like I pointed out with last week's episode, the writing just doesn't have the same snap as in previous seasons.
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You just know that Catherine's recordings are going to wind up in the wrong hands, and the numerous offensive comments will be leaked to the public.
It's so blatant that's what's going to happen. Another reason why I'm just not feeling it this season. Is it too late to bring back Armando?


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I'm pretty sure Amy's sister said she worked at CVS and not CBS.
Yeah, that was the joke
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Yeah, that was the joke
Yea, I realize that - just that we didn't see a conclusion to that with Dan finding out.
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Re: Veep (HBO) -- Season 5 Thread -- Premieres 4/24/16

I miss Armando, show just doesn't feel the same.
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I miss Armando, show just doesn't feel the same.
The show feels pretty consistent in quality to me.
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Agreed Coral - this episode was very good, and compared to Silicon Valley which is the same old tired shtick
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The show feels pretty consistent in quality to me.
Agreed here too. Loving it just as much.
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I'm enjoying it, and it's still funny, but no, it's definitely a step down and not as sharp as the previous seasons.
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Terrible show. Still nothing more than a lazy The Thick of It wannabe. Of course, political satires aren't exactly as prevalent as reality shows are in this country so U.S. audiences don't know any better. This show is to political satire what The Big Bang Theory is to geek culture. Just dreadful all-around.


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Terrible show. Still nothing more than a lazy The Thick of It wannabe. Of course, political satires aren't exactly as prevalent as reality shows are in this country so U.S. audiences don't know any better. This show is to political satire what The Big Bang Theory is to geek culture. Just dreadful all-around.


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You do know that Veep's creator and head writer for its first 4 seasons was the same guy also who created and wrote "Thick of It", right?
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You do know that Veep's creator and head writer for its first 4 seasons was the same guy also who created and wrote "Thick of It", right?
Yes, of course.
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