Top 30 TV Shows of 2012 : No 18 Veep

Remakes of British shows rarely go well but after a failed attempt to bring The Thick of It to US screens, HBO struck gold with Veep. It works because it isn’t a remake but more like it takes the spirit of Malcolm Tucker and Co and puts it into the Vice President office with hilarious results.

It helps of course that Armando Iannucci is at the helm and also the cast are extremely funny and very good at what they do, especially Julia Louis-Dreyfus as VP Selina Meyer.

The shear futilely of being Vice President brings with it a whole lot of comedy but also the audience gets to share Selina’s frustration at having power only in name and fighting against the politics of the White House in an effort to achieve anything.

Sue, did the President call?

Favourite Episodes: Catherine / Tears