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 (18) | Top Critics (8)

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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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…

Veep is one of the best comedies on TV.

Apr 19, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Veep drills as far down into the state of the national psyche as any TV comedy has in the past 30 years.

Apr 12, 2013 | 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…

Genuinely one of the funniest things around right now, not least due to Julia Louis-Dreyfus' tense-smiling brilliance.

Nov 3, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The storylines on Veep are always secondary to what creator Armando Iannucci really excels at, namely the Art of the Insult.

Apr 15, 2013 | Full Review…

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