Veep: Season 5 Reviews

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August 12, 2019
The season finale is a shocker, with series regulars on the outs and new people ending up being in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 31, 2018
Right now when politics seem to be filled with more despair than usual, laughing an incompetent president without fearing real world consequences offers a bit of catharsis.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2018
It remains one of the funniest shows on television, but for myself, there has to be more to the story being told.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
July 11, 2018
Veep is still at a high level of excellence. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 27, 2018
The ugly truths of Veep's fifth season shine bright, and it's more uncomfortable to watch than ever.
January 16, 2018
It's an amazing combination of humor and emotion achieved in the last episode, which launches Veep in a new direction and ends with an automatic desire to know more about the new life of Selina Meyer and her team. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2017
What separates this comedy from others is that this HBO show isn't afraid to try new things and expand its universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 28, 2017
Veep is a show about the pursuit of power, but it's also about the broken people who pursue it. In the process, it's become one of the most disturbingly insightful character-driven narratives of our day.
August 14, 2017
Veep's edge has stayed razor-sharp. The fifth-season finale caps off a pitch-perfect run for the show.
September 27, 2016
Veep and its scathing-but-smart take on Washington politics just makes me laugh for a half hour, and I don't feel dumb doing it.
May 9, 2016
While nothing may have come shooting out of my nose, Veep is still a contagious blotch on the face of America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2016
TV's most caustic - and probably most accurate - depiction of Washington returns to HBO for a fifth season on Sunday, and it couldn't come soon enough.
April 29, 2016
Throughout, Louis-Dreyfus is stunningly good, seamlessly shifting from verbal to physical humour. But it's the sheer beauty of the profanity and insults that is dazzling. In the arena of insult comedy and satire, the show is a towering achievement.
April 25, 2016
The election may be deadlocked, but already, Season 5 looks like a winner.
April 25, 2016
Had Veep dissolved without Iannucci, it wouldn't have been a shock. Fortunately, though, it still felt very much like Veep, and I look forward to seeing what dumb things these characters do in the future.
April 25, 2016
Considering how easy it would have been for the series to take pot shots at any one of the presidential candidates, it was even more refreshing and commendable to see it remain focused on its own zany political circus.
April 24, 2016
No show is funnier or saltier than this biting satire of the American political system, with jokes that are razor sharp, cut deep to the bone, and call to mind that old adage "it's funny because it's true."
April 24, 2016
Showrunner David Mandel stays true to the sarcastic, unmerciful heart of the series and in doing so, sets the stage for what should be another entertaining and memorable season.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 24, 2016
Louis-Dreyfus heads a gifted cast (including Emmy winner Tony Hale as her abused assistant Gary) who know how to hit every punch line.
April 22, 2016
Dizzily paced and frequently, ridiculously funny, Veep embraces the cartoonish nature of our own political world in season 5 and siphons it into a precisely cast, curse-filled comedy anchored by what is essentially a flawless central performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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