‘Veep’ season finale review: The crying game

Season 1 is said and done.

There was a good bit of crying from Selina Meyer on Sunday night’s season finale of “Veep,” but after watching the episode the only thing we are crying about is that we are not going to get to see any more of the show for quite a while now. This was a show that progressively got better and better as the weeks progressed, and it culminated in an episode Sunday night that showcased everything that makes this comedy great.

Basically, the story was a bit of a complicated web surrounding an endorsement for Governor Selina was set to make at an event in Cleveland — at first, the candidate (who is currently in Congress) was not interested in seeing it happen on the basis of the Vice-President’s low approval ratings. However, he later changed his tune after her staff got her in a position to cry during a TV interview — thus making her vulnerable and likable to the American public.

This back-and-forth showed what makes some of these characters so great — from Mike trying to do whatever he can to work damage control to Dan’s out-of-control ego thinking first and foremost about himself. Unfortunately, what nobody realized was that the reporter was more than capable of speaking out about the crying being forced — and a message from her on Twitter is creating a massive tailspin that will set the course for season 2, Congressional hearings, and every member of her staff being in trouble.

Ultimately, it’s hard to even write down all the reasons we will miss this show. Julia Louis-Dreyfus consistently gives a winning performance, but more so than that the sharp, biting satire of the Washington establishment makes this different than anything else on TV. Is it occasionally over-the-top? Sure, but at times it’s nice to check out a show that has as cynical a worldview as most of the people watching it.

What did you think about the finale Sunday, and does it make you more excited about what is coming up for season 2?

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