Veep The Complete Fifth Season DVD Review
HBO presents the season premiere of the acclaimed comedy series created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar® nominee for co-writing In the Loop) that takes a sharp, satirical look at the insular world of Washington politics, following the whirlwind day-to-day exist.
Studio: HBO Studios
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Run time: 300 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 2 DVD
Selena Meyer (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is the Vice President (“Veep”) of the United States. We how she and her staff go about their day and the things and people they have to deal with.
A brilliant, biting comedy on the hollowness, superficiality, manipulation, keeping-up-appearances, lies and deceit that is US politics (and politics in general). Created and written by Armando Iannucci who previously gave us The Thick of It, a similar satire on UK politics and even more over-the-top than Veep, and In the Loop, a great movie spin-off of The Thick of It. Everything and everyone are fair game and nothing is sacred, which is refreshing and rare in today’s overly-PC age. Definitely not for the easily offended or the fanatical party partisan.
Movie Quality: 9/10
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentaries with Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Executive Producer/Actress), Timothy Simons (Actor), David Mandel (Executive Producer), Lew Morton (Executive Producer), Georgia Pritchett (Co-Executive Producer) on several episodes
Special Features: 6/10
Every writer, actor, and director hits their mark with perfect comedic timing and precision, connecting you with these wacky characters and delivering some of the best laughs you’ll have all year.
Overall Rating: 8/10