'Veep': Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets sort of vice presidential in HBO political comedy


If you hold the opinion, as many of us do these days, that Washington, D.C., apparently is a combination of lunatic asylum and day care center for petulant infants, HBO's new comedy series "Veep," which premieres on Sunday, April 22, probably won't change your mind. It just may relieve your frustration with some healthy laughter, however.The political sitcom, which marks the welcome return of Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus to series television, views events in the nation's capital from the perspective of former senator Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus), a career politician who seemed to be on the fast track to the White House until she was elected vice president. Since then, her political life has become a series of comic missteps in which even her best-intentioned efforts get lost in a maze of red tape and personal politics.In the first episode, for example, Selina is hopeful that her clean-jobs bill is sailing toward an easy approval, thanks...



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