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Veep: The Complete Fifth Season (2016/HBO Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C+ Episodes: C

HBO's political satire Veep returns for a fifth season that gives us the behind the scenes antics of Vice President Selina Meyers (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who is a Vice President fighting for the top spot of President of the United States and is constantly at odds with her co-workers behind the scenes of the White House. Throughout her quest to appear as a strong leader, Selina hits constant road bumps along the way.

Veep also stars Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, and Timothy Simons.

Ten episodes make up Season 5 which include Morning After, Nev-AD-a, The Eagle, Mother, Thanksgiving, C-tgate, Congressional Ball, Camp David, Kissing Your Sister, and Inauguration.

The show has some funny moments, but ultimately feels like constant bickering between characters, none of which are really like-able despite a few familiar faces. The production value and performances are all fine but this show seems to be geared towards more politically minded people, one thing this reviewer is not. Maybe too much of real life politics and the long run of the show doesn't help, despite all the talent involved, but this is the kind of show to start from the beginning, like House Of Cards.

Improving upon the original digital HD broadcast, the 1080p high definition Blu-ray transfer features a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a nice sounding English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless track - both of which are up to HBO's high standards. Character details are spot on and the color palettes are natural and slightly desaturated.

Special Features include...

- Deleted Scenes

- Audio Commentaries by the cast and creators for each individual episode

- Digital UV copies

If you've been watching and are a fan of the series, Season 5 of Veep offers more of the same.

- James Lockhart



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