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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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[–] jon 8 points

The "eye of sauron" as the media, only able to focus on one thing at a time, really stuck with me

And I loved how cynically they took advantage of that throughout the series. Like when they were dealing with the election going to the House around the same time Katherine came out. Katherine decides she wants to keep her life private, so Mike spends the episode deflecting questions abut her. But things aren't going well for Selena, so the episode ends with Mike at a press conference avoiding inquiries about the election by saying, "I'd like to move on to questions about the first daughter's lesbianism."