Although most people still associate Julia Louis-Dreyfus with her part in Seinfeld (Elaine Benes), this hilarious and skilled has a lot to show for. Take for instance the latest project “Veep” which just premiered this Sunday night on HBO. Needless to say the 30 minutes passed way to fast and I for one loved Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ as Vice President Selina Meyer. But that’s me, let’s see what the others had to say about Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ “Veep” premiere.
For those of you that missed the “Veep” premiere but are committed fans of Julia’s special kind of humor, all I have to say is be sure to watch the next episode. For all the others looking for a new series to become addicted to, I must give a similar recommendation. But, so you won’t think I’m recommending “Veep” just because of my love for Julia, here’s what other people had to say about the premiere.
But, first things first. “Veep” is the story of Vice President Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Selina Meyer is struggling to become more influent but she’s not exactly successful in so doing. The first episode introduces Julia as Selina Meyer, Anna Chlumsky as chief of staff, Tony Hale as Gary the personal aide and Matt Walsh playing Mike, the press secretary. All of them have damage control tasks after Meyer starts her campaign to promote a green initiative that got plastics’ lobbyists all irritated about.
Entertainment Weekly ruled “Veep” to be a good example of Julia’s skills, but the premiere on the overall wasn’t exactly too funny. However, Ken Tucker added that despite his disappointments regarding “Veep” he will watch “Louis-Dreyfus and her staff every week, f—ing and trying to make shinola from s—“.
Now, in terms of comedy, don’t watch “Veep” thinking you’re going to get the Elaine Benes kind of humor. No, no, Seinfeld’s Elaine Benis has been replaced by “Old Christine”, but that doesn’t mean the jokes are dull or too chaotic.
Most likely the best review we found comes from the Hollywood Reporter. In a nutshell, they described Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ “Veep” premiere to be “HBO’s latest gem”, a “fast-paced political comedy that gives (…) the cast a chance to really shine”.