Review: HBO's 'Veep' Is a Work-Life Conflict Comedy

Sorry, Sheryl—in the world of Veep, it’s impossible to get home in time for dinner
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale in “Veep” Photograph courtesy HBO

There’s no work-life balance in the office of Vice President Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the HBO comedy Veep, available in its entirety on HBO on Demand. There’s only work. Her chief of staff, Amy Brookheimer (Anna Chlumsky), exaggerates her father’s illness so she can visit him in the hospital without blowback. Meyer’s director of communications, Mike McLintock (Matt Walsh), invents a pet dog so he can leave work at a reasonable hour. None of Meyer’s underlings has a spouse or family, and they inevitably ruin romantic relationships because they’re so wrapped up in their job.

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