- TV. Watch. Repeat. -How 'Veep' Won Over Fucking Washington
There was perhaps no greater spin on American politics than the The West Wing. And there was perhaps no more accurate portrayal of American politics than Veep. Aaron Sorkin's series was an idealistic drama, a practice in wish fulfillment in which the person sitting at the Oval Office is as obsessed with ethics as he is with metaphor-filled monologues. Armando Iannucci's comedy, meanwhile, featured politicians who spewed lines like "Jolly Green Jizzface."
Yet, inside Washington, one reigned supreme: Veep, a series so on-point, that Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia would meet weekly to discuss it. And that's just one incredible fun fact to come out of the Julia Louis-Dreyfus series that would last eight seasons, just long enough to predict the 2020 election.
So, for this episode of TV. Watch. Repeat., my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I dive deep into Veep, and find out who else almost starred in the series, the real reason why Iannucci created a woman vice-president, and just how many "fucks" made their way into the first eight episodes of the series. Plus, the incredible amount of actors who almost played Jonah.
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