Sunday, 24 April 2016

Popcorn & Coffee: Veep: The Complete Fourth Season

TV-MA; 281 minutes; $26.95; Amazon

The big anticipated premiere of the sixth season of Game of Thrones debuts tonight on HBO, but don't forget there are two other season premieres afterward -Silicon Valley and Veep.

HBO Home Entertainment released Veep: The Complete Fourth Season to DVD last week, featuring all 10 episodes from the award-winning season. The only bonus feature on the two-disc set is the "Hilarious Deleted Scenes."

Created by y Armando Iannucci, Veep debuted on HBO in 2012 and quickly became a critical hit. In the beginning, the series centered on Selina Meyer (played by Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreylus) a former Senator who is now the first female Vice-President of the United States. Towards the end of season 3, the President stepped down to take care of his ailing wife, leaving Selina to become the first female President.

The fourth season is set around the upcoming election, which is Selina's first campaign for President. Her campaign encounters several setbacks including the resignation of her campaign-manager Amy Brookheimer (played by Anna Chlumsky) and the firing of Deputy Director of Communications Dan Egan (played by Reid Scott). Then of course her staff has to deal with other issues, including a missing painting and the search for a new VP.

Final Thoughts: I haven't been a regular viewer of Veep until I had watched the Digital HD version of the fourth season last year. Since then I've gotten myself got up on the all the past seasons, and then I rewatched the the fourth season on DVD earlier this month.

Overall, all the episodes in Veep: The Complete Fourth Season are hysterical; mostly thanks to smartly written scripts and great performances from the cast. For me, the main standout of season four is the addiction of High Laurie as the new VP, Tom James. I definitely recommend the DVD to fans of the series and to new viewers.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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