VEEP: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON REVIEWED
“Veep” has hit the peak of “too funny”. Hugh Laurie joining the cast found an edge that took this show to a point where HBO hasn’t really ever hit with their comedies. Playing off the season long idea of playing Presidential, even though you’re not…the season milks every inch of the plot. Plus, Hugh Laurie was made for comedy. I know that most American audiences expect Dr. House and I really hate that show for existing. You can’t tame this wild stallion of a comedian.
Still, “Veep” belongs to Julia Louis-Dreyfus. As much as people heap praise on her for “Seinfeld”, this show is the pinnacle of her career. The fact that the series doesn’t share in the fanbase that HBO afforded to Sopranos and Sex and the City just hurts. I know that a ton of readers cut their cords ages ago, but go out of your way to view this show if you’ve passed it up. Balancing a cast of character actors, comedians and a powerful female lead has been done maybe 2 or 3 times in American comedy history.
Watching as this series builds to the impending doom of its lead is special. So much of what happens this year feels like capturing a wild Unicorn. Don’t miss out on something special. I love “Westworld” too, but DVR it for once.
- Deleted Scenes
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 4/11/17
- Video - 95%95%
- Audio - 95%95%
- Supplemental Material - 91%91%
- Show Score - 99%99%
The Plot Thus Far
Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.
This year she might be President. Unfortunately, the Electoral College has an issue with that.