Veep - new HBO sitcom

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  1. Apr 23, 2012
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    First episode. Decently funny, a lot of naughty words, yay HBO!

    Juicy Lucy Dreyfus and Buster from Arrested Development.
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    Cina Warrior Princess

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    Typical HBO then.

    I'll give this a go, seeing as they cancelled Hung and Eastbound & Down looks to be over, they need a new comedy.
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    Lot of naughty words that should seem out of place....is more because it's Ianucci than because it's HBO really, though that's why ABC didn't work. It's his American Thick Of It brother show, or however you want to say it.
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    HBO encourage bad language and tits and violence, they love it because none of the normal networks can do it. Danny Mc Bride did an interview recently about EB&D, they asked him if HBO care what they put in, and he said no. They constantly tried to put in ridiculous and over the top content and HBO never asked them to edit out anything!
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    Anyone know when it airs in the UK?
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    niMic Curvy gay

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    And A Song of Ice and Fire had to be changed all the same :lol:
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    Did it? You mean the characters ages? That's understandable given child porn isn't allowed and all!
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    niMic Curvy gay

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    Well yeah :p
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    EB&D and GoT aren't remotely explicit even for HBO.....they showing male rape and someone taking a dump in another guys face on Oz. Should be noted, Channel 4 didn't cut these either....

    btw, I tweeted Sky Atlantic a few months back, they have the rights to this and all future HBO stuff, but unlike GoT....aren't showing this a day after, more like June. Same for Girls, and The Newsroom in September which starts in June on HBO. Is a shame, as I prefer watching on SkyHD....better quality than 720p MKV's by far.
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    niMic Curvy gay

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    In the books, Daenerys is 14.

    Among other things, that haven't happened yet and will still shock people even as it is.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    So is it the the Americanized version of The Thick of It?
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    Yes. But no.
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    Wasn't all that bad. Has potential.
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    Liked it
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    Better than the other show called "girls".

    Although I guess that shows supposed to appeal to young adult women and not so much for the men.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    Looks intersting, when's it on in the uk?
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    kietotheworld Banned

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    June on Sky Atlantic.
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    That'sHernandez Ominously close to getting banned

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    Feels a little dumbed down but it's enjoyable overall, I think.
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    I really wanted to like it but couldn't even make it through the first episode
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    This is really good.
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    So after 6 episodes what's the verdict? I've downloaded them all and tried to watch the first ten minutes of the first ep the other night, but I thought it was really poor. Then again I was falling asleep and might not have been in the mood for watching it. I've always disliked Dryfus.
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    It's not too bad. I don't think it's as clever as The Thick Of It but I have laughed out loud a few times and I think it's enjoyable all the same and it's got a second season so HBO think it's good enough. I'd like to see a crossover special to see where they could take that, I think that would probably be better.
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    I'm actually quite enjoying this, Ianucci strikes again. Plus I never thought I would fantasise about a 51 year old woman but Julia Louis-Dreyfus is still a walking nocturnal emission.
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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is very good in the lead role, however I didn't think the series was that great. To me it just seemed too small-time. I know the point was that the veep had no real power, but it all just seemed so inconsequential that I ended up not caring what happened.

    I liked Tony Hale in it though.
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    Bill.s.preston Fluffybunnykins

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    I've been watching it on SKy Atlantic. I've only seen the first three episodes and I think it's quite good. Some very funny insults/one liners. I agree with Mike about it generally all being a bit trifling, but there is a seemingly larger issue about keeping The environmentalists and Oil Companies happy at the same time which reflects on the influence business has over politics etc.
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    I watched it in a couple of nights. It was alright. Far from Ianucci's best work. Though I agree that Dreyfus was excellent.

    Some of it was far too slapstick-y, though.
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    I quite like this.
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    Just binged watch both seasons in two days, very good. It's no Thick of It, which is quite frankly the best comedy of any kind I have seen, and the first season missed a Malcolm Tucker character, but the inclusion of Furlong in Season 2 and the overall cunty attitude of Meyer made up for that in Season 2... Looking forward to Season 3 next week! :-)
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    Scrumpet There are no words

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    Season 3 has been very funny.

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