DVD & Blu-ray review: Veep: The Complete First Season (15)
Various directors DVD/Blu-ray (240mins)
Friday 07 June 2013
Armando Iannucci's US version of The Thick of It isn't as droll and caustic (it badly misses Malcolm Tucker) as the Brit version, but Julia Louis-Dreyfus is very good value as potty-mouthed Selina.
Her vice president bumbles through various crises, including pregnancy rumours and reports that she's a "diva", while her shambling aides try to suppress the toxic stories.
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- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 4 Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News
- 5 #AskNigelFarage: Twitter starts hilarious Q&A for Ukip leader
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