Friday, June 2, 2017

What I’m Watching: Veep

Veep: Season 6, Episode 7 “Blurb” (B+)

Jonah has become such a big part of this show in a very unexpected way, and he really is creating chaos wherever he goes due to his lack of intelligence in every single sphere. I think that there’s been a concern of art imitating life a little too much with our current presidential situation, but I think that, with Selina out of the White House in any capacity, Jonah is standing in for her as a leader who lets his impulses direct him in every political move. His fight to get rid of Daylight Saving Time is continually hilarious, and his enthusiastic shutdown of the government might have had a couple of positive points in there that were undermined by his statement of Cancun and Mexico as two different places. I love that he’s converting to Judaism with absolutely no respect for the sanctity of the synagogue setting or anyone around him, and that he thinks that the word yarmulke means head and not the tiny hat that’s too small for his head. Selina revealing that she slept with Tom James presented a fun opportunity for her to show him that he appears to want her and even rile him up a tiny bit. Amy expressing that she really wants to work for Roger is great since she clearly has a type, and I’m enjoying Dan’s inability to have chemistry with his new cohost with whom he’s actually sleeping. Catherine and Marjorie may be progressive parents-to-be, but it does seem that the names that they’re thinking of for their future children are expressly matched to the opposite gender.

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