Veep

2012 TV-MA 6 seasons

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Veep

2012 TV-MA 6 seasons
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Shot in an improvisational style, this comedy series follows U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff as they try to bring about important change while negotiating the tough and tricky world of Washington politics.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6

Summary of Season 1 (2012) - 2 discs

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in this comedy series as a U.S. Senator who is asked to serve as Vice President and then finds the job a rude surprise. Even so, the new veep tries to fulfill her duties in a Washington scene rife with double-dealing.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.0
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Tony Hale
  • Anna Chlumsky
  • Reid Scott
  • Matt Walsh
  • Timothy Simons
  • Sufe Bradshaw
  • Kevin Dunn
  • Gary Cole
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that strong language is the biggest concern in the HBO comedy series VEEP, with "f--k" (and every imaginable variation of it), "bitch," "t-t," "s--t," and "d--k" being the major offenders in the anything-goes dialogue. Sex and drinking are lesser concerns but do arise, though more as conversation points than anything else. Clearly this content isn't appropriate for most teens, who probably won't fully appreciate its satirical take on the political process as a whole anyway. But for adults, it's a scathing, laugh-out-loud glimpse at what might go on in one of the most questionably effective political offices in the country.

Sexual Content

More referential than visual. There's mention of extramarital affairs, implications of using a career position to solicit sex from interns, and references to erections.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

Frequent, comedic versions of "f--k" ("f--ktard," "pencil-f--ked," and plenty more), as well as "bitch," "t-t," "s--t," "d--k," "piss," and "God almighty."

Social Behavior

The series paints an unflattering picture of the political system as a whole -- and the vice president's role in particular -- poking fun at closed-door deals designed to further careers rather than effect positive change and making light of all-too-familiar issues like sexual relationships between public servants and interns in particular. There's also some politically incorrect name-calling like "retard" and "freak." The casting of a woman in a powerful role is a plus, but since the show takes jabs at her failures in that role as its main source of laughs, it's somewhat counterproductive.

Consumerism

Nothing stands out, but brand names like Dell, BlackBerry, and Wikipedia pop up in the context of the dialogue.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking and references to being drunk.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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