If the aim of this show is to get viewers to disrespect everybody in elected office, mission accomplished….
Veep is not meant to be another West Wing, a lodestar to our better selves. Cynicism has increased, and Veep lets us in on the joke—nobody is ever doing the right thing for the right reason.
- If West Wing is a “lodestar to our better selves” I will follow this guide and when I meet our “better selves” I will rip their pathetic hearts straight from their chests.
- I don’t think it’s “cynicism” but accuracy that makes Iannuci’s work funny (and good). If you watch and wind up having disrespect for people in elected office, then he must be striking at reality.