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Veep or House of Cards? One Insider's Answer

The former senior adviser to Obama agrees with much of Washington that the comedy is the more realistic show.
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During an appearance on Grantland’s Hollywood Prospectus podcast on Thursday, Dan Pfeiffer, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, summed up why so many D.C. politicos hate Netflix’s House of Cards, but love HBO’s Veep.

“I would say that House of Cards is as accurate a depiction of Washington as The Walking Dead is of life in suburban Atlanta,” Pfeiffer said, referring to the popular zombie show. Veep, on the other hand, is the most realistic of today’s Washington shows he said, in the sense that it “gets to the core absurdity of Washington.”