Saturday night, Sharon and I watched the series finale of Veep. Veep is an American political satire comedy series created by Armando Iannucci. It is an American spin of the premise of his 2005 BBC series, The Thick of It. The series premiered on HBO on April 22, 2012. During the course of the series, 65 episodes of Veep aired over seven seasons.
Veep received critical acclaim and won several major awards, including six consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, winning that award for its fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons. Its second, fourth, and sixth seasons won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series, and its third season won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.
The series starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the Vice President of the United States (or "Veep"), and later President of the United States. Over the course of the seven seasons, Louis-Dreyfus received widespread critical acclaim for her performance, winning a record-breaking six Primetime Emmy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and receiving five consecutive Golden Globe nominations.
Although season seven jumps the shark more than a little in a couple of spots, I enjoyed it. I was confused about how they were going to wrap up the series, but got a kick out of the approach that they used...