HBO’s Veep has consistently been one of the best comedies on television for five years running. But that first season began in 2012, when all any of us political news junkies had to worry about was Mitt Romney. Can you remember a time in American history when we were scared of what Mitt Romney might do to this country? What sweet summer children we were.
Anyway, the sixth season of the show starts on April 16, and will focus on how Selina Meyer (played by the incomparable Julia Louis-Dreyfus) deals with being a private citizen after losing a presidential election in the most humiliating way possible. Hahahah, cool, cool, that’s a great idea for a television show isn’t it???
Listen, I know as well as anyone else that Selina Meyer and her associates should be nowhere near the White House. But you can’t tell me it’s gonna be very tough to watch and sympathize with an ambitious woman who, despite her flaws, is much, much more qualified to run the country than Trump currently is. How are we supposed to laugh at political incompetence when our actual real-life president is using the croissant that is America as a dildo?
Although, who knows? Maybe it’ll be cathartic. It’ll certainly have better jokes than the 2016 election cycle did (“I will destroy you in ways so creative they will honor me for it at the Kennedy Center”). And at least we’ll always have the well-meaning ray of human sunshine that is Richard Splett — who, by the way, has the best tie-in blog in TV marketing history. Here is a short, recent entry in its entirety:
Hey Marvel: I’d like to see a Watcher movie which consists entirely of the Watcher watching The Watchmen movie, which would then answer the question of who watches the watchmen? Answer: the Watcher.
Bless this beautiful peanut. I will watch every week, and I will do it for him.