‘Veep’ season 2, episode 6 review: Keep smiling

VeepWhat has made “Veep” at times an incredible show, even to the point where it has to be labeled among the finest comedies on TV, is when it chooses to effortlessly blend the worlds of politics and real life. It also reminds us that we live in a very digital age, where if you do or say one thing that is even remotely strange, the entire public sector jumps all over it like wild hyenas.

For the latest example of this very thing, you do not have to look any further than with “Andrew” on Sunday night. Selina Meyer put herself in a pretty awful position to begin with in having to deal with this show’s version of the fiscal cliff while also attending her daughter’s 21st birthday party. There’s really no way she (or any other human being, for that matter) could manage to do all of this and still keep a good public image … which is why she looked like the queen of out-of-touch old politician when she had the party music turned down so she could finish her work.

As great as this scene was, nothing topped the discussion with her daughter Catherine and her ex-husband Andrew as a make-up the following night. Her reliance on smiling at all times made her into a psychopath, and it only grew increasingly hilarious as she struggled to keep it together while the boulder was rolling down the hill. This bar none was the best few minutes of the show’s run, mostly because it made you feel more and more sorry for Catherine with each passing second.

On a separate note, it was thoroughly enjoyable to also see Zach Woods (Gabe from “The Office”) turn up here for a quick spot as Amy’s date Ed, who worked for Selina’s campaign despite her having no clue who he was.

What was your take on this episode of “Veep”? As always, we want to hear some of your thoughts below! Meanwhile, be sure to head on over to the link here if you want to read any more highlights from this season.

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