Thursday, May 24, 2012

What I’m Watching: Veep

Veep: Season 1, Episode 5 “Nicknames” (B+)

It’s just like Selina to fall asleep during a senate hearing, though that seems to be the least of her worries since she found out about all of her nicknames when she went to go Google herself. Her devastated reaction to many of them was the funniest part of the rattled-off revelations, and both Amy and Gary had excellent delivery for each and ever one of them. Sue telling Mike that she was actually dressing him further instead of undressing him with her eyes was entertaining, and I loved her deadpan response to Selina’s request to scroll up to see if she had more planned for that day: “That’s the past, Ma’am.” Mike talking to Selina about firefighter jokes after she left the room and not noticing that she had gotten up made me laugh out loud. Dan’s wooing efforts got him a stern talking-to from Selina, and his next target didn’t go so well, as Jonah’s excessive rants about the plentiful amount of bread and his rock concert didn’t actually lead to any real intelligence. Apparently, fructose intolerance is a real thing, and that doesn’t make Jonah having it any less funny. Dan was extremely harsh in his devil’s advocate argument against the clean jobs bill, likening Selina to Hitler, but none of it mattered anyway since the POTUS killed it to focus on other things, and then Selina had to vote down her own program. It’s sort of better not ever seeing this passive-aggressive president, but I’d be interested to see who would play that part, and I’m just it would be furiously entertaining.

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