“Super Tuesday” Season 7 Episode 5 ‘Veep’ Review

Host Mina Wahab (@MinaMakesMagic) breaks down “Super Tuesday.” She finds parallels between the major show plots and current day D.C. politics, namely the relationship between Jonah and the actual birther movement against Obama, China’s interference in the election as it relates to Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election, and Selina’s use of Rosa Sanchez as it relates to politicians’ anecdotes of specific people or ideas aka “Joe The Plumber” to resonate with audiences.

Veep is an American political satire comedy television series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series was created by Armando Iannucci, who created the British political comedy series The Thick of It, and also wrote and directed that series’ film spin-off In the Loop (2009), all of which feature the same writing staff.

Veep has received critical acclaim and won several major awards. It has been nominated four years in a row for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, winning the award for its fourth season. Its second season won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series, and its third season won the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Louis-Dreyfus has won four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards and one Television Critics Association Award for her performance.

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