Talk:Veep (TV series)
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Why is the first paragraph of this article written in the past tense with NO LINKAGE re: whether the pilot has in fact not been picked up, something which would then necessitate the discussion of the pilot in the past tense. Where are all the AD fans on this one? For shame. Wangoed 16:26, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
- It was changed this morning by User:184.108.40.206. If it's been cancelled, then there really ought to be a citation. I've reverted it for the time being. Bob talk 16:50, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
- I'm pretty sure it's actually true that this show hasn't been picked up. ABC has released its fall schedule and this show doesn't appear on it. With a quick search I turned up , but there's probably a better link out there somewhere. I'm not sure what to do with the article so I'll let someone else do it, but is this article even worth having now? I guess it's still possible that it could be picked up at a later time, but it seems unlikely. (Or maybe shows that aren't picked up are still notable? I honestly don't know.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Chickencha (talk • contribs)
- I stumbled across a good story saying it wasn't picked up and not likely to be (The SF Chronicle story now in the references). This article should be merged back into the article on the original series. 220.127.116.11 06:43, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
As the characters of The Thick of It never actually address the camera and there doesn't seem to be any hint that it is a mockumentary other than the style of camera movements i'm not sure if it should be considered as such Sean 20:30, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
- Agreed. It's commonly referred to as such in media because of the "wobbly camera" style of filming but AFAIK it's never been referred to by the producers as a mockumentary. I'll have a listen to the DVD commentaries at some point. Brad 13:12, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
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The last para of the article:
"In an April 17, 2012 interview on The Daily Show, Louis-Dreyfus described Veep's intent, in keeping with the BBC show, of not having the President appear on-screen, and not to reveal the political party of the characters."
So I watched the video and she doesn't say that at all, which is good, since it's rubbish. In "The Thick of It" we know from the beginning that Tucker works for the Labour Party, and we see the PM a few times at least. So I have adjusted the article accordingly. Barsoomian (talk) 15:02, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
"The first season of the series has been well-received by the critics, particularly Louis-Dreyfus, who has received widespread critical acclaim for her performance."
As far as I'm aware, the abbreviation for the US president is POTUS, but in the show they always say PODIS (PO as in Poland, DIS as in Distant). Now I know that Americans typically pronounce a T as a D (Duty == Doody), but that doesn't explain the U being pronounced as an I. What's the deal ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:22, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
- That's the way it's often pronounced in real life, too - to my ears it's a mixture of a schwa sound and a short i. It's just how some people say it.--DearPrudence (talk) 03:52, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
The section on the development of Veep includes a wikilink to Cinéma vérité, but for some reason it links to the subsection Cinéma-vérité#Cinéma-vérité style films and television shows.
This makes some sense - Veep does fit into that category - but is at odds with the rest of Wikipedia. On the basis that it's better to ask forgiveness than seek permission, I'll change it now (it's not too hard to revert a change like this) but I thought that either way it's probably best to explain my position.