Monday, May 15, 2017

What I’m Watching: Veep

Veep: Season 6, Episode 4 “Justice” (B+)

The way that the plot of this episode started out was clever, with Mike, always one to deny everything that he’s accused of even if he hasn’t actually been accused of it, accidentally starting a rumor that Selina was being considered for a vacant spot on the Supreme Court. Selina’s reckless decision to abandon both her library and her book because this was going to be her legacy instead backfired, and instead she ended up getting her biggest investor, who was hardly the most sophisticated or funny character on this show, to go with Jonah instead. I love that Jonah’s complete inability to understand Daylight Saving Time – Ken hilariously underscored its singular grammatical nature – led to him being gifted with a piece of legislation from those who wanted to reduce government control over things like the time. His term has turned out to be one of the best parts of this season so far. Amy’s return to Selina’s side hasn’t worked out all that well for her, as she’s competing with a hapless but totally polite Richard, who for some reason is the one person that Selina doesn’t despise. Hughes getting the seat is the biggest blow possible to Selina, who awkwardly had to try to be nice to Gary when his heart attack ended up being worse than hers. Dan’s reaction to the news that his sperm wasn’t going to cut it was particularly crude, and even though he’s doing well at work now that he’s on Jane’s good side, he’s going to miss it up by going to great lengths to prove that they’re not sleeping together.

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