VEEP (HBO TV series)

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  • Iain815 22 Apr 2012 23:06:48 405 posts
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    So VEEP, the spiritual spin-off to brilliant The Thick Of It, finally starts tonight in the US. Should be great, considering most of the guys from TTOI are behind it.

    Let the swearing commence!
  • graysonavich 22 Apr 2012 23:15:08 7,309 posts
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    Those of another generation: It's Armando Iannucci.
  • localnotail 23 Apr 2012 19:02:24 23,093 posts
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    Really awkwardly horribly funny. Wonder how it will go down over there?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Iain815 23 Apr 2012 19:44:05 405 posts
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    Iannucci is doing a live chat right now if you fancy popping him a question!
  • President_Weasel 23 Apr 2012 19:46:56 8,952 posts
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    As well as the Armistice shows, wasn't he a key man behind The Day Today (and a bunch of rather good radio 4 shows too)?
    Before the Thick Of It and In the Loop he was quietly getting on with being rather good, for years and years.
  • Deleted user 23 April 2012 19:48:34
    Why do these threads never tell you what channel these things are on?
  • neilka 23 Apr 2012 19:50:31 15,642 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Why do these threads never tell you what channel these things are on?
    It's in the thread title...?
  • Deleted user 23 April 2012 21:35:55
    this was hilar, a few clunky moments but overall p.good
  • President_Weasel 23 Apr 2012 22:06:30 8,952 posts
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    In the books, the spin doctor guy was actually a Red Wizard of Thay.
  • localnotail 24 Apr 2012 14:48:41 23,093 posts
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    My vocabulary is already infected by this after only one episode. Today I have used the terms "Hoist by our own retard" to describe the actions of a colleague, and pencil-fucked to describe the removal of several points in a speech we supplied to a minister that were removed.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • urban 24 Apr 2012 14:51:52 10,923 posts
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    Was this good?
  • localnotail 24 Apr 2012 14:53:02 23,093 posts
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    I thought it was brilliant. But then I do love epic failure. And grown-ups swearing.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • urban 24 Apr 2012 14:54:16 10,923 posts
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    Will just have to take the plunge and see what's then.
  • craigy Staff 24 Apr 2012 15:27:10 7,518 posts
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    How long is an episode?
  • localnotail 24 Apr 2012 15:47:04 23,093 posts
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    30 mins

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Orange 7 May 2012 23:55:51 4,655 posts
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    It is indeed good, and renewed for a 10 episode second season already.

    Chris Morris directs episode 7 of this season, which should be a highlight.
  • freedumb 8 May 2012 04:03:19 1,110 posts
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    Wasn't funny for me (1st episode). Seems to rely a lot on vulgarity and foul language for the sake of it.

    Edited by freedumb at 04:04:19 08-05-2012
  • Dougs 8 May 2012 07:00:21 66,650 posts
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    Any sign on Sky Atlantic? Love Ianucci
  • Charlie_Miso 18 May 2012 04:14:09 1,191 posts
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    Checked out the pilot. Liked. Will watch again.

    Although I did keep on expecting Larry David to turn up for some reason.
  • localnotail 18 May 2012 09:10:16 23,093 posts
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    I found the subsequent episodes slightly less funny, although all had some great lines, Iannucci's creative use of language runs throughout.

    I had the same problem with The Thick Of It though - after a while their glaring incompetence starts to depress me, because I know it's probably not so far from the truth, and people like this really are running our countries.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Dougs 1 Jul 2012 07:55:34 66,650 posts
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    Loved the first episode not least because of Buster! Promising start, not quite as good as The Thick of It but excellent nonetheless
  • varsas 3 Jul 2012 13:06:58 2,401 posts
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    I've not got around to watching "The Thick of It" or the film, are there any links to those or can I watch this without the predecessors?
  • BinaryBob101 3 Jul 2012 13:08:32 22,283 posts
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    Veep stands alone from what came before.

    Beautiful tender beings.

  • kalel 25 Feb 2013 12:47:08 86,329 posts
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    Season 2 starts April 14th. Hopefully it'll be on Sky Atlantic pretty much straight away as per last year.

    Yay.
  • M83J01P97 25 Feb 2013 12:50:58 6,534 posts
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    It's due to be shown in June over here. Atlantic seem to have developed this annoying habbit of only showing shows shortly after the American air date when they prove to be popular over here.
  • kalel 25 Feb 2013 12:52:36 86,329 posts
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    Fuckers.

    Ah well, April already has GoT and Mad Men. Might work out quite well saving it for June. Maybe that's why they've done it in fact.
  • localnotail 15 Apr 2013 23:15:44 23,093 posts
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    First episode of S2 was directed by one Christopher Morris. Still sharp as ever.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

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