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I don't think we've ever had a discussion about this show on Ovarit. I love it; it's probably one of my favorite shows ever. Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the first female Vice President and the show is about her and her staff.

I love how the show explores the specific difficulties Selena faces as a female politician and later in the series, there is actually some really good stuff about the generational divide among women.

The first time I watched it I had more sympathy for the staff. I thought they were all being held back by how terrible Selena is, but on re-watch I realized that, no, they're all terrible in their own ways. They all deserved each other. Except Gary. Poor, poor Gary.

I can't tell you how many times I've used the line, "If men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at the ATM."

I don't think we've ever had a discussion about this show on Ovarit. I love it; it's probably one of my favorite shows ever. Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the first female Vice President and the show is about her and her staff. I love how the show explores the specific difficulties Selena faces as a female politician and later in the series, there is actually some really good stuff about the generational divide among women. The first time I watched it I had more sympathy for the staff. I thought they were all being held back by how terrible Selena is, but on re-watch I realized that, no, they're all terrible in their own ways. They all deserved each other. Except Gary. Poor, poor Gary. I can't tell you how many times I've used the line, "If men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at the ATM."

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One of my favorites as well! It's hilarious, the writing and acting are all so good. And I have no way of proving this, but I feel like it's probably one of the most accurate representations of how things actually go down in politics. Lol As for the not terrible people, let's not forget Richard, he was pure! Haha

Richard was the best! Probably my favorite overall. That reminds me of something that Veep did incredibly well- introduce new characters. Richard doesn't show up until the beginning of the third season, but he fit into the show so seamlessly. Same thing with characters like Tom or Marjorie. They were late additions but fit into that world so perfectly they never felt new or out of place.

I hadn't thought about that, but yeah that's a good point! I forget they weren't always part of the show.