Veep Season 2 Premiere Review “Midterms”

The second season of Veep kicked off with a trip to the White House and the arrival of several new characters. As Selina and her staff dealt with a number of crushing losses, including control of the House falling to the opposite political party, "Midterms" did a solid job of quickly reintroducing the characters and their individual personalities. Selina herself continues to be a fascinating character, if not entirely likeable. Her attempts to downplay Amy’s father having a stroke saw her reach a new low, though it’s not unexpected from a character that’s led the political life for over two decades. The numerous pop culture references that flew right over her head throughout the episode were a great reminder of just how disconnected from the normal state of mind she is. While it doesn’t entirely excuse her behavior, it helps explain it, as does the narcissistic worldview she already has. READ MORE...


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