Friday, May 20, 2016

What I’m Watching: Veep

Veep: Season 5, Episode 3 “The Eagle” (B+)

The writing on the wall for Bob Bradley last week, and the extreme level of confidence that Selina placed in him only made the reveal of his deteriorating mental state all the more problematic. Leaving a meeting to hail a taxi and forgetting the gender of the president were particularly lamentable missteps, and Selina’s failure to listen to anything that Amy said didn’t help matters much. Richard’s ability to get the truth during the Whitman meeting without realizing what he had accomplished was typically entertaining, and he’s really shining while Jonah just gets told to shut up by everyone around him. I like that Amy isn’t furious at Dan for sleeping with her sister instead of her but that they’ve instead turned it into a competition, with Amy currently having the upper hand since Dan misheard her sister and thought that she worked for CBS News and not CVS, far more embarrassing than the fact that Dan still slept with Amy’s sister. Mike’s attempt to get a dinner reservation failed miserably, and on a show full of mean, spiteful people, it’s still hard to top Roger Furlong. Announcing the new adoption ban is going to take a toll on Mike, and that’s sure to undo the positive spin they accomplished after Selina tweeted an unfortunate joke she thought she was sending by private message to her new beau. Speaking of Charlie, his affinity for Gary definitely faded after hearing a story one too many stories, and Selina’s delayed arrival couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment.

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