Saturday, 31 May 2014

VEEP: Season 2: DVD Review

VEEP: Season 2: DVD Review

Rating: R13
Released by Warner Home Video

Seinfeld star Julia Louis Dreyfus is the main drawcard in this second season of the political comedy based on the political musings of In The Loop writer Armando Iannucci.

She stars as Vice President Selina Meyer in this ten episode run, that looks at the comedy within the White House and the absurdity in politics. As the season begins the president's taking a battering in the mid-terms, but the Veep's approval rating is rising. However, as  she tries to leverage this to her benefit, she finds herself in even more trouble.

Iannucci's writing is commendable on this but it lacks the sharper edge sometimes witnessed on the The Thick Of It TV Series which is a real shame. That's not to say that the show doesn't lack bite, merely that the use of it isn't quite as savage as it could be. Louis-Dreyfus shines throughout as the Veep and delivers a comedy masterclass worth watching.

Extras: Audio commentaries, Deleted scenes.

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