Veep: Season 2 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: In Veep's second season, the satire is sharper, the insights are deeper, the tone is more consistent, and the result is a comedy of unexpected heft.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2013
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Air date: Apr 21, 2013
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Air date: Apr 28, 2013
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Air date: May 5, 2013
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Air date: May 12, 2013
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Air date: May 19, 2013
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Air date: Jun 2, 2013
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Air date: Jun 9, 2013
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Air date: Jun 16, 2013
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Air date: Jun 23, 2013

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In the second series of Armando Iannucci's Emmy-nominated comedy, U.S. vice president Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has retained the same inner circle, including chief of staff Amy (Anna Chlumsky), personal aide Gary (Tony Hale), communications director Mike (Matt Walsh), deputy communications director Dan (Reid Scott) and personal assistant Sue (Sufe Bradshaw), and they all still love to gang up on hapless White House liaison Jonah (Timothy Simons). But this time around Selina is allowed a bit more access to the president, though senior strategist Kent (Gary Cole) and chief of staff Ben (Kevin Dunn) do their best to keep her at arm's length. In other developments, Selina clashes with the Secretary of Defense (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) during a hostage crisis in Uzbekistan; is grilled by a journalist (Allison Janney) during an interview at home with her daughter, Catherine (Sarah Sutherland), and ex-husband, Andrew (David Pasquesi); flies to Helsinki to work on a trade deal; and wonders about taking another shot at the White House.

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Critic Reviews for Veep Season 2

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

HBO's Veep is the sharpest Beltway satire the medium has ever seen, mostly because it focuses not on the power wielded by politicians, but on their desperate venality

Dec 28, 2013 | Full Review…

Veep, at last, is a winner.

Apr 17, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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It's unexpected and compelling.

Apr 11, 2013 | Full Review…
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ouis-Dreyfus's performance - which, like Congress, can be divided into two houses, Crackling Charm and Hysterical Ego-still drives the show, but we're getting a more realistic sense of political gamesmanship.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The show wrapped up a very strong second season with a typically funny episode that also, surprisingly, actually changed the overall storyline for the show in a notable way going forward.

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

I bust multiple guts while watching every episode of Veep, but "Signals" honestly gave me a laugh-enduced ulcer.

Jan 2, 2014 | Full Review…

With a greater focus on setting a course for the season, "Midterms" wasn't the funniest episode, but it did exemplify the show's talent to mix awkward exchanges, humorous dialogue and broad physical comedy in a single scene.

Jan 2, 2014 | Full Review…

But the show isn't just about the VP; there's a great supporting cast that has grown to rival The Office ensemble in its heyday.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Louis-Dreyfus continues to make Selina more interesting than the shallow, narcissistic character that Veep could have ended up with.

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This season is so much more effective that it's practically a master class in how tweaks can transform a series.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Veep: Season 2

The show is definitely better in the 2nd season. The writing seems tighter, and the follow-through from episode to episode on previous story threads is more clear. However, the writers/producers ... whoever is responsible for the crassness of the show ... clearly shows that the powers behind the show are definitely out of touch with normal, average Americans. (But then, there are constant jokes on the show about hicks outside DC ... so....)

An all-around improved sophomore year, and no argument with this: Veep has the most creative use of profanity on television!

We may be getting better and funnier, but if Veep doesn't beef up their charisma and char they might just become another HBO comedy show that can curse.

With this season, creator Armando Iannucci really excels at, namely the art of the insult.

Season finale was amazing. The satire, political jokes are brilliant. I love Jonna, Selina, Dan. Just amazing.

Somehow twice as brilliant as the first season. The writing is incredible and once again hoisted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her castmates.

A slight up-tick from the already excellent first season. Veep, in my opinion, is even better than The Thick of It! I love the characters, I love the story-lines, I just love it all! Great work all the way around! 9/10

While not as good as the first season, Veep continues to be a smart, funny view on politics, with an outstanding last couple of episodes.

Every episode is stuffed to the brim with pop-culture, film, literary, television, and current-event references, along with a downright howlingly brilliant performance from Julia Dreyfus who alluded to her ingenious comic timing in the first season and anchors it full circle in the second. Season two of Veep showcases Armando Iannucci's penchant for astute political satire, following up his first season bark with the second season's savage bite.

Veep in its second season may be the funniest thing on TV. The writing is sharp and you will find yourself rooting for the meanest hero you will ever see.

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