Tony Roche

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Veep: Series 1

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Creator Armando Ianucci Director Armando Ianucci Starring
  • Anna Chlumsky
  • Tony Hale
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Reid Scott
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    Production Company HBO

    Tony Roche teams up with The Thick of It writers Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell once again as writer and co-executive producer on Veep.

    Set in Washington, D.C. Veep stars Seinfeld's Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former Senator Selina Meyer who becomes Vice President.

    Veep premiered on HBO 22 April 2012 and premièred in the UK on Sky Atlantic 25th June 2012.

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    Veep: Series 1
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    hilarious new comedy... It features a great cast and characters that are taken to the extreme, yet never come across as caricatures... Tune in

    Matt Richenthal
    TV Fanatic


    a smart, foulmouthed, incredibly funny trip through Washington's corridors of power, hypocrisy, and appalling incompetence... [Louis-Dreyfus is] genius, and so's the show

    Jess Cagle
    Entertainment Weekly
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    a black-humor vision of politics at its bleakest... Naturally, it’s hilarious

    Carina Chocano
    New York Times
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    razor-sharp, foul-mouthed comedy that could only be on cable


    In Touch Weekly
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    Veep is a hoot... [a] hysterical backstage peek at dysfunction and incompetence in high places Matt Roush
    TV Guide
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    corrosively cynical and very funny Rob Brunner
    Entertainment Weekly
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    a gem... the episodes seem to end so quickly, you’ll wish they lasted an hour... it mines as much comedy as possible from every bit

    Tim Goodman
    The Hollywood Reporter


    There’s plenty of furiously inventive swearing and the tart jokes are delicious Alison Graham
    Radio Times


    slick and clever
    The Telegraph
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    Dreyfus gives a masterclass in comic timing, and the scripts are as drum-tight as you'd expect from these scribes Julia Raeside
    The Guardian


    It’s like The West Wing gone horribly wrong David Chater
    The Times
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    hilarious Clive Morgan
    The Telegraph
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    some incredibly well observed quirks and 'misjokes' of the American political system kept it fresh and on-target.
    Three episodes in and you’ll be well and truly hooked


    Christopher Hooton
    Metro


    an inspired piece of writing John Crace
    The Guardian

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