Just got it: Veep mixes the absurd characters and plots of a sitcom with the authenticity and stylings of West Wing. That just doesn’t work.
I don’t know that you should write jokes about Jon Hamm in blackface if you’re not gonna dare show him in actual blackface on NBC.
On the other hand, Hamm’s two sketches were the only ones I found funny in the live 30 Rock episode, so I probably shouldn’t complain.
The Secret Circle is mind-boggling — it has so many good things yet the end result is so mediocre. Gale Harold was awesome this week.
And that scene was a perfect example, going from a horribly contrived, unbelievable “Vf ur zl sngure, qnq?” to Harold’s spot-on reaction.