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Veep S01E01

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Gunnyman, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I really liked it. Good cast and I like the pacing. Julia Louie Dryfuss was excellent as always. I also am glad to see Tony Hale on tv again.
     
  2. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    Just like "New Adventures", I think this show might take a few episodes to find its footing, but it has great potential to be funny. There was some great stuff in this episode, but also a few things didn't quite work for me--typical for a pilot really.

    I'm definitely on board for this!
     
  3. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    I was let down a bit, but I'll keep watching it while Mad Men builds up a buffer on my DVR.
     
  4. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    This cracked me up more than once. Some funny stuff here.
     
  5. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I need a sh** you sold me on him being a sh** :D
     
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Good show, lots of potential. Loved when she (the Veep) walked into the room of "50-60 senators", and there were about six people there.

    Took me a minute to recall where I'd seen the guy who switched sides (from the lady senator to the Veep). He was the cancer doctor in The Big C.
     
  7. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I enjoyed it and I think it has real potential. I am very rarely impressed by pilot episodes and this was no exception but I will definitely watch again. It was weird to see Tony Hale be a "real" person as opposed to his Buster Bluth character. I did find the bit with the coffee machine funny. It was very much like watching Buster trying to do it.

    I kinda hope they really do talk that way in the White House. Good stuff!!
     
  8. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    I liked the show. I didn't love the show, but I'm definitely sticking around.

    It seems in this show, the Veep's office is not located at the White House or West Wing or whatever. Is that true in real life too? I guess I would think the Vice President's office was at the White House too.
     
  9. Ereth

    Ereth Well-Known Member

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    According to Whitehouse.gov

    So it looks like the Veep does have an office in the West Wing, but an additional office in a nearby building.
     
  10. Satchel

    Satchel Well-Known Member

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    All the VP's staff is in the OEOB (Old Exec. Office Bldg) also know as EEOB, for Eisenhower.

    I got a tour of the OEOB a few years ago when a friend worked there. It was strange to see the VP's office just like any other office on the hallway.
     
  11. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    Many things made me laugh.
    1. When the secretary said "she's spinning" I expected to see a sweaty Veep on a stationary bike; so her spinning in her office chair was very funny.

    2. "Is there anything you can't do?" "Foreplay, direct sunlight"

    3. "How are your children?" "She is fine"


    I do want to see this hat they referred to.
     
  12. refried

    refried New Member

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    I thought it was a good start. I'll keep watching it if only to see how Tim Simons does. I went to school with him (K-12).
     
  13. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Loved this line. Sorta symbolic of the entire tone of the show.

    Tony Hale doing the coffee was great too.
     
  14. efilippi

    efilippi Active Member

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    And you can see that "Did the president call? No." will be an ongoing thing.
     
  15. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

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    I laughed out loud several times. I did not see any sign of Elaine which I did in TNAOOC.
     
  16. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

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    Wait,
    Isn't Tony Hale shooting the New AD?
     
  17. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    We liked the show! It was pretty funny!

    Seemed like they were trying to see just how much they could cuss. I bet that's what it's like at Joe Biden's office.

    I couldn't believe how old Anna Chlumsky is now (32). She was 11 when I first heard of her (My Girl). She's very pretty now.
     
  18. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I feel old. :(
     
  19. pendragn

    pendragn Active Member

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    We laughed out loud a few times. It was pretty funny.

    tk
     
  20. Ruth

    Ruth Now with toddler

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    Obviously I'm in the minority, but I didn't like it at all. I didn't think it was funny, and most of all I found it really annoying. I couldn't even make it through the show.
     

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