Veep: Season 7 Reviews

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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
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.
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 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
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.
March 29, 2019
Lording over it all with flawless precision is Louis-Dreyfus, who brings an undercurrent of seething desperation to Selina as she embarks on her last-chance campaign.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 29, 2019
Veep remains one of the great comedies of this, or any, era. And these new episodes often left me howling. But as Selina lunges for the brass ring one last time, there are nearly as many cringes to be found as laughs. Enjoy, but beware.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 29, 2019
Veep might have outlived its time, to the extent reality has seemingly eclipsed its jaundiced form of satire. In terms of providing laughs when they're sorely needed, though, it couldn't have picked a better time to mount its last campaign.
March 29, 2019
No show has ever captured the flim-flammery of politics with as much elan and a fondness for the most baroque profane language.
March 29, 2019
This season seems to delight just a little bit more in turning the mirror on present-day American politics and there are some astoundingly funny send-ups along the way.
Top Critic
March 28, 2019
A joyful, wild, hilarious, insane -- and darker -- romp through the debasement of running for political office, as only "Veep" could imagine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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