VEEP has launched its third season and it looks to be a wild campaign for Selina Meyer. We have the review up for episode one, so check it out. This post’s focus, however, it a look back at Season Two because now it can be yours on DVD and Blu-ray.
First here is a reminder what happened the last time around.
With midterm elections looming, Vice President Selina Meyer is scoring higher ratings than the president in several popularity polls, which she hopes will boost her influence and help her curry favor with the chief executive. But as she knows all too well, even the most banal action can set off a ripple effect that has unexpected, far-reaching – and often disastrous – consequences.
The second season has actually been out for two weeks but we timed its announcement in conjunction with the new season’s arrival as to give you plenty of reason to get on the bandwagon for our VEEP. A season Two clip might just help as well.
“Wickedly Delicious” – The Washington Post
Winner of Two 2013 Emmy Awards for Stars Julia Louis-Drefyus and Tony Hale VEEP: The Complete Second Season was available on Blu-ray with Digital Copy, DVD and Digital Download on March 25, 2014.
The Press release states –
The votes are in, and VEEP is “one of the funniest shows on television” (The Wrap). In Season 2 of the acclaimed HBO comedy series, which follows the day-to-day life of Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner of the 2012 and 2013 Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in VEEP), Meyer puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president’s interests. From Academy Award® nominee Armando Iannucci (In the Loop), the show’s hilarious political humor is “rapid-fire… good fun” (Entertainment Weekly.)
VEEP: The Complete Second Season will arrive on Blu-ray with Digital Copy ($49.99), DVD ($39.98) and Digital Download on March 25, 2014, loaded with even more laughs thanks to hilarious deleted scenes and four audio commentaries with cast and crew. Here is one of those deleted scenes.
Now, how about the particulars? The second season offers ten episodes and they are listed here.
- Midterms – in which her party does poorly at midterm elections; but she is doing well even when political strategist Kent (Gary Cole), with whom she has a troubled history, shows up.
- Signals – in which Selina is off to a pig roast and Dan (Reid Scott) is out to hit it off with Kent.
- Hostages – in which Selina finds herself dealing with a hostage crisis in Uzbekistan.
- The Vic Allen Dinner – Selina rules the room at a dinner; and to make Gary (Tony Hale) happy she tries to bond with his girlfriend.
- Helsinki – the Veep heads to Helsinki to uncomfortable results and the rest of the scramble around on their own agendas.
- Andrew – Gary is beside himself dealing with Selina when she runs into her ex-husband, Andrew (David Pasquesi) at their daughter’s birthday party.
- Shutdown – Selina is forced to lay off some of her staff when the federal government is shut down.
- First Response – Selina is facing a tough interview with Miss Ryland (Allison Janney) while her team fights to bolster her faltering image.
- Running – After Selina has a freak accident and trips out on medication for her injuries, she makes a statement to the media that could be easily misconstrued.
- 10. D. C. – POTUS makes a decision that affects the waffling VEEP and making her staff scramble yet again.
There are two discs in the set with episodes 1-5 on one and 6 – 10 on the other. The extras include audio commentary on episodes 1, 3, 8 & 10 with Armando Iannucci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Dunn and others. It is a blast to listen to them. Deleted scenes can be found for all ten episodes. Here is one more deleted scene to share, but that’s it – go buy your own!