Veep: Season 7 Reviews

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July 24, 2020
Veep often felt like the anti-West Wing, as Iannucci replaced Aaron Sorkin's reverential treatment and ideological haggling of Washington politics, with a bullying contest of utmost vulgarity which seemed symptomatic of the times.
December 11, 2019
This is the way comedy is supposed to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 11, 2019
Veep should be remembered as one of the best ensemble casts ever, with Louis-Dreyfus surrounded by an absolute murderer's row of comedic talent.
December 11, 2019
The often brilliant comedy ended its seven-season run with an episode that highlighted the best of its brutality.
December 11, 2019
The writing continues to be crisp, the humor remains potent, and a recovering Julia Louis-Dreyfus hasn't missed a beat.
December 11, 2019
And yet, while it may not be quite as insightful or scathing as it once was, "Veep" is still one of the best shows on TV, largely because it has arguably the best ensemble, all of whom return at the top of their game.
December 11, 2019
Landing every laugh with precision, style and grace, [Julia Louis-Dreyfus] isn't just the funniest woman working on television today. She's one of the funniest of all time.
December 11, 2019
But in the end, if Veep is a show about political addiction, then the seventh season promises a look at what people do to either get sober or lean into their vices full throttle.
July 23, 2019
The ride is so fun and the writing so sarcastically clever.
July 3, 2019
The writing and the delivery of the show's razor-sharp remarks remains impressive too, even if the storylines do cut dangerously close to the bone this time around.
May 31, 2019
The cast of Veep is so abject that it is one-dimensional. [Full review in Spanish]
May 24, 2019
Every single member of this cast could headline their own series and deservedly so. Now is the time to go back and binge the entire first six seasons of Veep before it goes out with one of the best final years in TV history.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 16, 2019
For all that this finale keeps getting described as dark, I was struck by how insanely optimistic that view of American politics really is.
May 14, 2019
They may as well rename the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Award. She was stunning, and the writing on this series - led by showrunner David Mandel - was next-world amazing.
May 13, 2019
Over seven seasons, a real-life regime change, and a record-breaking number of Emmys for Louis-Dreyfus, Veep evolved into something different-harsher, bigger, and bleaker.
May 13, 2019
From the reckless, madcap nature of the pacing to the emptiness in all of the characters' fates, it was a fitting an end to a political satire.
May 13, 2019
By adapting through shifting social currents, and by fostering more raw malice than perhaps any other show on television, Veep has proven itself the only program capable of lampooning the otherwise comedy-proof Trump.
May 13, 2019
"Every nation gets the government it deserves." It's all your fault, Veep seems to suggest, with a disdain that'll continue to serve as a warning for future generations, just in case they feel the need to shake things up again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
May 8, 2019
Everyone is either a fool, a knave or a monster in HBO's hilariously scabrous political satire starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. After seven seasons, Veep ends its run with its sharp teeth fully intact.
April 21, 2019
Veep is satire, parody, farce, pantomime and social commentary all swirled together to create this impossibly hilarious concoction.
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