TV Showcase #98: Veep #9: Midterms

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The second season premiere of Veep, Midterms, was first broadcasted on April 14, 2013 with a script by Will Smith from a story by Smith & Armando Iannucci and directed by Christopher Morris.

Selina’s party does poorly in the midterm election, though Selina has a successful campaign, which she attempts to leverage into greater influence for herself. A presidential strategist named Kent Davison (Gary Cole), with whom Selina has a troubled history, returns from an absence. Selina is assigned responsibility for foreign relations. Meanwhile, there are new developments in the staff’s personal lives: Amy’s father is in the hospital; Gary has a new girlfriend, Dana; Mike has money problems, which include a boat and Ben is depressed.

This does what a really good season opener should do, it should show you how much a show has evolved while also keeping the elements that have worked in the past together, the laughs are solid, the comedy is nicely done, Veep shows a vast improvement in this season opener than it did in the series opener the year prior.

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