Veep: Season 1 (2012)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

The jokes are funny and Julia Louis-Dreyfus is great in the lead, but Veep is still working to find its voice.



Critic Ratings: 46


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User Ratings: 35

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Tv Season Info

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the Vice President of the United States in this HBO comedy series. Season 1 follows her whirlwind day-to-day existence as she puts out political fires, juggles various demands and defends the interests of the chief executive.

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Critic Reviews for Veep Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (29)

"Veep" might be even more hilarious if it didn't hit so uncomfortably close to the truth.

Sep 25, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The good thing is the show is blessed with a fantastic cast, but we really hope they are given a chance to bite into meatier material. Iannucci certainly has a way with one-liners... but the goodwill from that will only last so long.

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

...ruefully amused and regularly amusing...

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's too easy, too much like a series of safe sketches that play to all the stereotypes everyone in politics claims describe the other side.

Sep 25, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Some amusing lines, but otherwise a disappointing misfire.

Sep 25, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The supporting actors add their own nice touches, making Veep a well-acted comedy that remains in search of a heart, even a tin one.

Sep 25, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Veep is one of the more intelligent comedies on TV. It features a great cast and characters that are taken to the extreme, yet never come across as caricatures.

Sep 25, 2012 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This series won't be for most. While it dabbles in a certain level of absurdity, it doesn't over-reach to try and grab viewers.

Sep 25, 2012 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

The Veep's repeated semi-casual query to her secretary, "Hey Sue, did the president call?", forever greeted with the blunt negative, will become both catchphrase and leitmotif for this next transatlantic winner.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

With overlapping dialogue, and phenomenal chemistry, the writing feels completely natural and thus the jokes are inherently funny, rather than being set up and waiting for a punchline.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

To say there's a wealth of possible material for this political comedy to exploit is an understatement, and with Louis-Dreyfus at the helm, and a stellar cast and razor-sharp writing backing her, nothing is safe.

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's nothing weak about Veep, though. The really good news is that it gets even better.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Veep: Season 1

  • Mar 06, 2020
    Excellent. So smart. So funny.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    A fast paced, but dull, unfunny, cliche and mean comedy with unlikable characters ruin the good style. This is filmed like the Office and I didn't like the Office. I really wanted to like this show, but I didn't laugh and the characters got on my nerves.
  • Sep 10, 2019
    It's definitely an acquired taste, but one that you can grow to appreciate once you get used to it. Stick it through with the first season of VEEP, because the flashes of witty push-the-envelope writing and an inspired return to the small screen from Julia Louis Dreyfus suggest that there's plenty of space for future growth in this political satire's campaign. Iroh's grade: C+
  • Aug 25, 2019
    Fantastic writing!!! Love love love Tony Hale

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