Monday, July 10, 2017

What I’m Watching: Veep (Season Finale)

Veep: Season 6, Episode 10 “Groundbreaking” (B+)

Looking back at my reviews, I actually enjoyed this season a lot more than season five, which I found at some points to be overrated in spite of many saying that it was the strongest season yet. This one didn’t have as much of a focus since Selina wasn’t president, she wasn’t vice-president, and, until now, she wasn’t running for president again either. Yet this finale brought things together in a great way through some fun flashbacks introducing us to each of the characters and when they first met Selina, the best of which had to be Gary bringing Selina a cookie while she was giving birth to the disappointment that was Catherine. I liked seeing Selina catch Andrew in his first bit of infidelity since it was a far more comfortable moment than everything we’ve seen her do since, wasting no time and to the point, getting a huge check to cover the indiscretion she had just witnessed and right what could have been a ship way off course. Taking advantage of the birth of her grandchild – not named Little Richard – and spinning public opinion back to her favor was typically selfish, but somehow, she’s back on track. It was a great surprise to see Dan, Ben, and Kent gathered in the office to announce that Selina was officially running for president again, setting us on course for a fun and reinvigorated season seven. Jonah also running for president with the likes of Bill, Teddy, and Sherman on his team is going to be a blast. And Amy’s pregnant with Dan’s baby, Leon has replaced Mike, who’s now teaching, and who knows what other absurdities await us in season seven! It’s been a wild year.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Sam Richardson as Richard

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