It's weird that the emerging consensus on HBO's Veep is that it's unenjoyable because it's not realistic, and it's not realistic because it's too cynical, given that the meme for the last two or 20 years has been that Washington is broken.
The most richly satisfying comedy on television, Veep is an assured, but manic, delight. And it benefits hugely from the second season settle, when a show has worked out the kinks and can truly hit the ground running come premiere time.
Here's some good, surprising news for you: Something genuinely great is happening in Washington.
With her new HBO series, can Julia Louis-Dreyfus become a vice president who's not The Lunatic, The Sell Out, The Reluctant President, The Unwise Wise Counsel, or The Martyr?
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