Veep: Season 7 Reviews

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
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
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.
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 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
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 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.
April 5, 2019
In real terms Veep should be showing its age. And yet in the execution it feels as sharp as it always did. Perhaps more so given the embarrassment of riches that Washington D.C. shovels in the show's direction every day.
April 4, 2019
While monstrous Meyer remains the centre of its semi-fictional universe, Veep is also an ensemble workplace comedy and it was a joy to see the gang back together, trading razor-sharp quips.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2019
This is masterful comedy, packed out with the darkest of zingers, its black heart buoyed only by the delighted embrace of its silly, clown-like brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2019
The raucous good time of these new half-hours notwithstanding, one does wonder whether Veep will leave us in an uplifting place.
April 1, 2019
I feel like Selina is the victim of some version of a Get Out experiment, but there's a rich, tall, white man trapped inside her petite woman-body, begging to be set free.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 1, 2019
This is satire of the darkest order...
April 1, 2019
The writers wisely... focusing instead on staying true to the characters and the world they've built.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 29, 2019
Veep works on a much deeper and more cynical level; I can imagine no sadder way to watch it than to compare and contrast it to the comedy of errors America has endured since the 2016 election.
March 29, 2019
This last batch of episodes refocuses by turning to the singularly ridiculous process of launching a presidential campaign - a smart pivot that suits the show well, especially for a final season.
March 29, 2019
Veep is still as hilariously cutting as ever. Its performances are fantastic, its rhythm and density are unparalleled, and its sense of the absurd is still sharp.
March 29, 2019
At this point in the show's run and our democracy's wobbles, Veep doesn't simply evoke real life. Real life inevitably evokes Veep.