In the last decade there have been multiple great comedy shows on TV, especially due to the rapid decline in big screen comedy, but still few manage to come close to the absolute hilarity of ‘Veep’, which closes out its seven season run with a series packed full of surprises, laughs, and occasional emotion.
This season focuses of the chaotic race for President, and while I won’t spoil the ending, the choice of President and VP is so ridiculous that it is perfect.
The finale itself is one of the best TV finales I’ve seen in years, containing so much plot and character development, and a flash forward ending that ties the show up so perfectly that it is hard to even consider how they pulled it off (and the final joke is a call back to a throwaway comment in the initial pilot that works so well as the signing off point).
So many of these characters belong in the comedy hall of fame (and they are played to such perfection by all the cast). Selina, Jonah, Amy, Gary, Ben, Dan, Mike, Kent, Richard, Catherine, and many, many more are quite simply the greatest ensemble in the history of comedic TV.
Armando Iannucci launched this show and then David Mandel took the reins, and together they created one of the best TV shows of all time.
Long Live Selina Meyer and team! Long live one of the funniest TV shows in history.
Rating = 4.5/5