A new comedy series on HBO,Veep, is produced by Armando Lannucci who is also the creator of the famous political show “The Thick Of it”.
"Veep," which began on 22 April, is based on the compromises and indignities of life in Washington Office. Louis-Dreyfus plays Selina and her acting is greatly appreciated by critics. She portrays the frustration of the character so well and the cast around her is equally good. Meat of the story isn't as strong as that of "The Thick of It" but it is a very entertaining half-hour. With Julia Dreyfus as star of the show and Armando Ianucci handling the creative element, the show is well put-together and has its share of funny dialogues and scenes.
In the Comedy series, Louis-Dreyfus is portraying Selina Meyer, a former senator who becomes the Vice President. But the job is not what she expected it to be and she gets annoyed and bored day by day. The show revolves around Meyer and her staff as they try their best to steer away from political games in Washington.
Selina’s staff head is Amy (Anna Chlumsky) who is also not happy with her job. She gets dissatisfied with her work especially when another guy Reid Scott is given the same job as hers. Selina’s press secretary Mike (Matt Walsh) tries to stay away from over time duty by giving the excuse of his imaginary dog. Her assistant sue (Sufe Bradshaw) is a very know-it-all type of person. The Vice President and her staff also have an enemy: White House staffer Jonah( Timothy Simons).Her staff has to obey his orders which makes it very frustrating for them. ‘Veep’ is a great comedy and Julia Louis steals the show with her convincing performance and acting skills.
Julia Louis in her statement to CNN explained why she agreed to do the TV Show.
"The appeal to me was the comedic possibilities," she said. "It's a powerful position, and then it's not a powerful position. Inherent in that is great comedy. So that's what appealed to me about it - the idea of being highly ambitious and working so hard to make it and get ahead, and then you achieve the No. 2 spot."
Response to the HBO series “Veep” has been quite encouraging.
According to CBS News, Louis-Dreyfus was described as "one of TV's greatest," by People.
It further said: "Yes, yes, yes, Louis-Dreyfus already proved she was fantastic playing Seinfeld's Elaine, the woman who invented the urban sombrero. But that was an ensemble role. And she was lovely, relaxed and charming as a divorced mom on her mellow sitcom vehicle 'The New Adventures of Old Christine.' 'Veep,' though, is Julia Louis-Dreyfus unbound."