VEEP ended his term as one of the best air comedies of the past decade. He won all possible delegates, won all votes, won Super Tuesday and enshrined Julia Louis Dreyfus as one of the most talented comedians of recent times. There’s no way, the final season of Veep is V de Vitória, is New Selina, Now.
The political comedy of HBO made 7 episodes of the purest non-sense political, where he had to compete with the most surreal news and events of current American politics itself, but here, David Mandel and his team of writers have outdone themselves and makes the last year of Veep one of the craziest and even more fun.
In the seventh and final year, we see Selina again campaigning to become President of the USA, with her team of clumsy employees back, but what the policy didn’t count on was that her own opponents would be even crazier than she was. The last year of Veep makes a very exciting season by bringing back almost all of the opponents that Selina faced since the time she was forgotten there in the West Wing of the Vice President, going through the short period that was effectively President of the USA, and then for the resumption of her campaign to become the biggest head of government again.
And here, the writers knew, like nobody else captures, the clueless atmosphere that invades the backstage of politics, be it the craziest alliances that Selina can create, or the competitors that spring up over the course of the season. Veep, does in the latter, what the series does best, show the craziest situations possible, from Chinese trying to rig elections, being overcome by other even crazier situations, such as where we see a candidate defending non-vaccination of children and create an outbreak of disease in the southern US.
And that’s how Veep masterfully captures and makes a phenomenal critique of the world of politics, like no one else. At a time, where we increasingly see politicians with radical ideas dominating the news cycle, Veep it had to be more audacious, and also crazier than it ever was. The fragile relations between Selina and her group of employees have been put to the test this past year, since Gary (Tony Hale, hilarious), even the strategists Ben (Kevin Dunn) and Kent (Gary Cole) who struggle to put politics in power again. The same goes for the duo Amy (Anna Chlumsky) and Dan (Reid Scott) who seem to have gone to great lengths to be on the winning side.
Veep he knew how to work his characters well, and his little moments of madness, be they with the presenter Mike McLintock (Matt Walsh), or the political arch-rival and sometimes lover Tom James (Hugh Laurie) and the always funny Mine (Sally Phillips) that Selina develops fun chemistry. That, not to mention the rise of two characters with completely opposite sides, the only one that seems competent Richard (Sam Richardson) and Jonah (Timothy Simons).
Like this, Veep it makes a final, rewarding year, which surpassed each episode and raised the rules of the game to a level difficult to reach in the world of comedies, where production ends at its peak, with the highest possible approval rate. Without impeachment needed, Mrs. President.
The seasons of Veep are on HBO GO.