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Mobius

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Veep - last season
« on: April 10, 2019, 12:44:41 AM »
2 episodes aired so far. Anyone watching?

Amazed at how consistently funny this show has been. Much like The Thick Of It it's just gag after gag. So many great performances.

Worth checking out if you aren't already.

up_the_hampipe

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Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 12:51:51 AM »
Episode two was very good. Agreed, it's ridiculous in its consistency. There were at least three lines that knocked me back, but this one takes the cake:

"Dan fucked you?! What, were you wearing a full-length mirror?"


BlodwynPig

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Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 03:09:19 AM »
Yep, not a dip in quality in sight. Pacing and tempo spot on.

Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 09:11:28 AM »
House's Amy was fantastic, particularly when I realised who she was.

Ant Farm Keyboard

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Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 10:28:08 AM »
Yep, not a dip in quality in sight. Pacing and tempo spot on.

Remember when there were reports of a drop in quality and the show becoming more generic at the start of season 5, when Iannucci left and David Mandel took over?
I guess that most of it came from writers fatigue. This time, they had two years to put together this season, and the hiatus seems to have benefitted everybody.

Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 03:01:59 AM »
Still absolutely loving this.

Though I feel like the #NotMe press conference really hurt the realism. Admittedly it has been getting steadily less realistic since the end of s4 but this still felt out of place - more Alphahouse than Veep.

So glad it's back though - probably best political comedy ever.

Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2019, 03:43:14 AM »
Remember when there were reports of a drop in quality and the show becoming more generic at the start of season 5, when Iannucci left and David Mandel took over?
I guess that most of it came from writers fatigue. This time, they had two years to put together this season, and the hiatus seems to have benefitted everybody.

Nearly all the writers were new and American, and you could really feel it - as well as outdoor scenes suddenly being very clearly shot in Los Angeles alleys, instead of in front of Maryland townhouses. I dipped out during that season and have come back for the final: the insults are still laboured and constructed as in S5, rather than the convincing invective of the Ianucci years, but they're constructed better and are much funnier than S5. It's definitely picked up from the initial Mandel eps.

(Or I've lowered my expectations. Calling Jonah a "skyraper" might be cheap but it made me titter.)

Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2019, 03:47:13 AM »
I gave up about halfway through Season 5 because I felt the drop in quality was extremely noticeable.  Am I to understand that’s not the case and that I should plough on?

BlodwynPig

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Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2019, 03:46:56 PM »
I gave up about halfway through Season 5 because I felt the drop in quality was extremely noticeable.  Am I to understand that’s not the case and that I should plough on?

yes, plough on

Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 09:41:52 AM »
Or just jump in with the new season, there's a recap at the start.

Jonah seems to be suffering from the condition that afflicted Homer Simpson after the early years of the Simpsons: he's almost too stupid to be able to breathe and walk at the same time.

This episode was spoiled a little by two of its jokes taking place in real Australian politics over the weekend before it aired: the unelected PM launched an election, sledged the opposition for racism, then promptly dropped an even more inappropriate "ni hao" than Mike

and a former senator who quit the vanity party of a nutbag billionaire to start her own vanity party is trying to get re-elected on the "deep-throating a sausage on a stick" platform

up_the_hampipe

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Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 11:14:15 AM »
Yeah, they've really dialled up Jonah's complete incompetency. It was very noticeable this week, but also very funny. His inability to speak without saying something offensive is my highlight of the season so far. I bet he'll win the election.

Vitalstatistix

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Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 12:52:40 PM »
Andy Daly is brilliant in this, and should be used more.

That reminds me, if anyone hasn't seen Review with Forrest MacNeil yet, it's magic.

Re: Veep - last season
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 04:02:32 PM »
Andy Daly is brilliant in this, and should be used more.

That reminds me, if anyone hasn't seen Review with Forrest MacNeil yet, it's magic.

He’s so good. That smile and salute just after Selena tells him to fuck off out her office in ep 3.

 ‘Can do skipper!’