A big factor in whether or not you like Veep — the new HBO comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a hapless vice president, premiering Sunday, April 22 — will be how often your ears can stand to hear the F-bomb and its various four-letter cousins.
Have no illusions; the rapid-fire profanity in Veep is so ubiquitous that it makes an episode of The Sopranos sound like The Sound of Music. But if you can tolerate heavy (and at times creative!) doses of salty language, you will enjoy not only the best show HBO has offered in a long time, but a television show about politics that, at least so far, spares us the predictable ideological moralizing. Instead, Veep chooses to focus on the eccentricities and foibles of those attracted to political power.
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