“Veep” is often a work of genius, and we saw this throughout most of season 5. Even though the show changed showrunners, it somehow managed to be the exception rather than the rule when it comes to the effect of this. It remained hilarious, clever, and we even think over the past couple of years the show has squelched some of its likability concerns. While we do still think that people like Gary, Mike, and Amy are not always inherently good, there is something in them that makes us want to root for their success. Richard probably still remains our favorite in terms of being easy to root for, while Jonah’s the kind of guy you love to loathe.
We cannot say just yet what sort of material for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the cast will be playing out on HBO tonight, but we do know it will mark the end of the road for at least the next several months. The show has been renewed for a season 6, and based on what happens in “Inauguration Day,” the tone will be set for everything that follows for some time.
Do we wonder how the show will be scheduled next year, especially given that it will likely have more episodes this time than “Game of Thrones”? Absolutely, but there will be some time to deal with that down the road once further information is confirmed.
We imagine that it will be late winter / early spring when the official news about the HBO schedule for the spring is announced. Until then, the only thing we can offer you is some of our hopes for what we want to see next season, which we’ll be doing not too long after the finale.
Update: We’ve now seen the finale, and based on that ending (which included Laura Montez being named President — but will the revelation on Nevada’s missing votes change it?), the wait is now so much worse.
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