An Observation About “Veep”

This past weekend The Curmudgeon saw an episode of the HBO series Veep for the first time in about four years ­– he’s not a fan – and found that it had a higher ratio of genitalia jokes per minute than any television program or movie he’s ever seen.

After the novelty wore off – a relatively newbie to pay television, The Curmudgeon’s not accustomed to hearing such language while viewing in his living room – he found that most those jokes weren’t very funny.  They just seemed to be there because they’re allowed to be there.

Either that or the show is written by fourteen-year-old boys.

But apparently HBO viewers like that kind of thing – as, apparently, do the people who run the Emmy awards, for which Veep has received 42 nominations and 12 awards.

To each his (or her) own, The Curmudgeon guesses.

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  • Peaches Shimmerdeep  On June 10, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I love Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but stopped watching VEEP early on. My son pointed out that there is no one to root for on the show, no one remotely heroic. So…hard to become emotionally invested. He was right. And I was so happy to have raised a kid who saw that, straight up.

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