Time to confess – Veep giveaway

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At sixteen months into my blogging career, I think it’s time I came clean.

Before this blog had my heart, something else did.

Something that I devoted a lot of time to and sadly something that I have neglected while I’ve let blogging take over my life. It was something I was great at, something I was invested in, something that Dave and I had in common.

Last weekend, with a helping hand from my friends at Warner Brothers, I decided enough was enough. I should neglect this other love of mine no longer! With breathless excitement, I pushed blogging to the side for the weekend to reignite my old passion.

TV.

Sweet, sweet TV.

That’s right folks, I am a die-hard TV binge watcher and I’m BACK!

I have been a TV binge watcher since before boxed sets were even invented. I would furiously devour back-to-back episodes of The Wonder Years and later down the track Buffy and Angel, all of which I religiously taped on my trusty VHS.

I would live and breathe a TV series for weeks and then be left with an inexplicable void in my life once it ended.

Before kids, Dave and I spent entire weekends watching boxed DVD sets.

Truth be told, one of the things that sealed the deal for me when I started dating Dave was that he was a Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five tragic just like me. I knew when he uttered those first words about the Dawson-Joey-Pacey love triangle that he and I were meant to be.

Back in the day, we immersed ourselves in Alias, Dexter, Lost, True Blood and Arrested Development. Anything we could get our hands on.

While I was on maternity leave I mowed through several different TV series. People told me to sleep when the baby slept, but I had more important things to do like watch Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl and The Hills. YOLO!

Now that we have kids, our binge watching has been relegated to evenings.

In saying that, we haven’t been able to agree on a new TV series to get hooked on. After we finished our last episode of True Blood there was a massive void in our lives. We needed something that would entertain the both of us and something a little less heavy than violent vampires.

Cue Veep.

When Warner Brothers contacted me to review Veep AND giveaway a copy to one of my readers, I responded with a big hell to the yeah.

It’s all kind of a blur, but before we knew it we had burned through the entire second season of Veep in one weekend. Impressive, I know.

If you haven’t heard of Veep before, let me give you a quick rundown.

It’s a comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President of America, Selina Meyer.

In a single camera style similar to The Office, we are guided at high speed through political satire at its best.

Selina is ambitious, foul-mouthed, highly strung and hilariously ill-fated. She is the opposite to how you would expect the Vice President of the United States to act. In every episode, one thing after another goes wrong for her and it is ridiculously funny to watch.

I forgot just how animated Julia Louis-Dreyfus can be. Her facial expressions alone are off the hook.

Do be warned though, the series is loaded with coarse language. The F-bomb is dropped in virtually every sentence. It is done cleverly though with fast and dirty one liners leaving you begging for more.

Here’s a taster (warning – explicit language)

The Veep supporting cast are equally as funny as Dreyfus in their own way.

Tony Hale of Arrested Development fame plays his part to perfection as Selina’s super-sensitive personal aide, while My Girl’s Anna Chlumsky is a stand out as Selina’s career-obsessed, seemingly heartless chief of staff.

As Selina’s staff bumble their way through putting out media fires, I can’t help but laugh.

Selina is completely clueless when it comes to modern communications. She has no idea what Reddit and Tumblr are and didn’t know what a meme was until she became one.

I was in stitches when she was given her first word cloud.

‘What in the living f***k is this?’ said Meyer.

‘Do people not use sentences anymore?’

Dave and I powered through season two in no time and the great thing was that we didn’t need to watch season one before it.

Warner Brothers is kindly letting me giveaway a copy of Veep to one lucky reader.

All you need to do is visit the Warner Brothers website and tell me in the comments, what your favourite Warner Brothers TV series is and why.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Vicki for winning her own copy of Veep.

Terms and conditions

– This giveaway is only open to Australian residents.

– Closing date for entries is 5pm Tuesday, 7 October.

– The winner will be contacted via email on Wednesday, 8 October.

– If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.

– Entries will be judged on creativity and originality.

Mummy, Wife, Me received a copy of Veep for the purpose of this giveaway and financial compensation. As always, all opinions are my own.

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42 comments on Time to confess – Veep giveaway

  1. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    September 30, 2014 at 6:42 am (3 years ago)

    Oh they have some goodies! I love quite a few that they produce but I’m definitely a fan of GIRLS. I’m like you, a long time TV junkie and my talent has been neglected of late (ruddy kids) but as soon as I got hooked on GIRLS I totally was setting the kids up with a Fireman Sam DVD and naughty snacks to keep them a bay and I was sneaking into my room to get a dose of silly Hannah. The only problem in the plan was my cackles would often give me away and the Vicklets would discover me staring at the telly!!!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:13 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol. That is hilarious. I’ve never seen Girls, but I hear it’s great. I’ll have to give it a go!

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  2. Michelle V
    September 30, 2014 at 6:44 am (3 years ago)

    Everybody Loves Raymond is the show for me
    With great characters like Debra, Frank, Ray and Marie
    They’re a family full of laughs, they remind me of mine
    Dysfunctional and witty, and so divine!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh I used to love that show. Good choice.

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  3. Kate @ From Katie to Kate
    September 30, 2014 at 7:14 am (3 years ago)

    I think my favourite would be Fred, Wilma, Betty and Barney. I always laugh at The Flintstones, remember my father wanted to call my brother Barney! The nurse shut that down.

    Love the closing song.

    “Someday, maybe Fred will win the fight.
    Then that cat will stay out for the night.”

    Love to watch them again. “We’ll have a gay old time!”

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

      Brings back memories, Kate πŸ™‚

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  4. Aroha @ Colours of Sunset
    September 30, 2014 at 8:02 am (3 years ago)

    OMG hubby and I are TV junkies also. We have plowed through series in mere weeks, watching 2 or 3 episodes a night at times. We are often late to the party – we didn’t watch Dexter or Fringe until the series were over in the US, which is actually better than starting a new series sometimes because we get hooked and they get cancelled! Our must-watch shows at the moment are Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Greys Anatomy, New Girl, we’ve started Resurrection…the list goes on. We also LOVE Newsroom but heard that it is ending after this next season which is so disappointing. After Fringe and Dexter were finished I actually missed the shows and characters (hey as long as we’re confessing….!). I think it’s safe to say I’m a TV junkie. x Aroha

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol. I know what you mean. I get so involved in the character’s lives. After Rita died on Dexter I was devastated for months. I couldn’t watch the next season for ages after. I still think of it!!! x

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  5. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    September 30, 2014 at 8:09 am (3 years ago)

    What a selection, Renee! So many memories in that group of TV shows.
    I always wanted to be Judy Jetson when I was little, because she was just too cool and got to fly around everywhere.
    The Big Bang Theory is something I can watch over and over again, because…..Sheldon!
    And since becoming parents, John and I now consider a True Blood marathon the best way to spend a Friday night.
    I think anything Julia does is epic, she’s so fabulous!! x

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm (3 years ago)

      She seriously is. I want to see her movie Enough Said. It looks great. I haven’t ever gotten into Big Bang, but it seems to be really popular. I will have to check it out x

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  6. Dannielle @ zamamabakes
    September 30, 2014 at 8:10 am (3 years ago)

    I have to be honest here, I’m more your floating kind of series watcher, however the Zadada if our family I would refer to as a TRUE Junkie. I sit in my computer cove corner blogging each night and Zadada sits across from me in our family room watching his chosen ‘Series’! He has recently finished watching the Hung Series, prior to that it was game of thrones, then back when I was pregnant 4 years ago I can remember watching snippets of True Blood with him (as I said I’m the floater), then way back we were both fans of good old friends. I would love to win this TV series for him and surprise him, give him another series to watch so I can continue on blogging knowing he’s still being entertained, ha, ha, ha!!
    Have a great week Renee!!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm (3 years ago)

      Haha. Good plan, Dannielle. I’ve never even heard of Hung. I will have to look it up πŸ™‚

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  7. Lara @ This Charming Mum
    September 30, 2014 at 8:20 am (3 years ago)

    Well, I’ve never heard of Veep! I loved The Office and that style of comedy, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this when I get a chance to check it out. I browsed the WB website and found so many of my faves it’s hard to choose! But who can really go past The Fresh Prince of Bel Air for vintage comedy eh? Who’d have thought Will Smith would have such a big future? And now I’ll have that song in my head for the rest of the day πŸ™‚

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm (3 years ago)

      In West Philadelphia born and raised, the playground is where I spent most of my days … πŸ™‚

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  8. Bec @ The Plumbette
    September 30, 2014 at 8:57 am (3 years ago)

    I’m a Dawsons Creek tragic too! Loved that show when I was in high school and I have the series on DVD. I am not a TV phanatic but I do enjoy a good series. Veep sounds like something I’d like to watch. I’m currently reviewing another series which I can’t wait to share my review on. Warner Bros certainly do some great TV series. πŸ™‚

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Oooh I can’t wait to read about it!!

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  9. Susan Tyler
    September 30, 2014 at 9:13 am (3 years ago)

    Oh My Goodness- so glad to know you too are a TV JUNKIE!! I think there must be meetings for folks like us with 12 steps and I stand up and say Hi – my name is Susan and I am a TV aholic!!!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol. Love it, Susan! I remember some great times watching movies on the big screen at your ranch. Complete with surround sound.

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  10. Pinky Poinker
    September 30, 2014 at 10:37 am (3 years ago)

    My husband is an absolute TV-aholic. My sister told me about VEEP and she has good taste. I’m a Game of Thrones freakazoid and even have the theme song as my ringtone. Sometimes I don’t answer my phone for ages when it rings just so I can listen to it.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol. So cool, Pinky. I’ve never seen an episode of Game of Thrones. I can’t believe it. I need to start watching.

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  11. Bec @ Seeing the Lighter Side of Parenting
    September 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Game of Thrones! I’m absolutely the same of you – used to be a tv addict. I once did a 16 hour Buffy marathon in my PJs because a housemate’s boyfriend told me I shouldn’t. Now I’ve had the next two episodes of GoT sitting on the kitchen bench for 4 days and it’s killing me – haven’t had a chance to watch them without the kids around! It’s my favourite HBO series because it’s totally cathartic – plenty of killing and the really awful people seem to always cop it in the end. I’m just waiting for that horrible blond kiddie-king to get the chop. Pleeeeeeeease tell me it happens soon!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol Bec! I haven’t seen Game of Thrones. What have I been doing with my time?!!! I seriously need to watch it. I love the fact that you had a 16 hour Buffy marathon.

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  12. Toni
    September 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I was going to say The Big Bang Theory because well Sheldon, but then I realised Warner Bros have GOT and nothing is better than Game of Thrones. There’s a HUGE void in our lives right now while we wait for the next season to come out. Like you guys, watching tv series is one of the only things we do together as a couple these days, but we hardly ever agree on a series, then came Game of Thrones. At first I was apprehensive cos I’m not into supernatural stuff, but I’m super into historical series and my love of all things olden day outweighed my fear of the supernatural. So we binged watched 3 series at night time in about 2 weeks. And now THERE’S A HUGE HOLE in my evenings which is currently being mind numbingly filled with Big Brother (yea I have no idea why either). Veep looks awesome and I think even Trent would love it. I actually think the f bombs would make him want to watch it more!

    P.S. Dave totally wins points for being into Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five, they were the best shows ever!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:31 pm (3 years ago)

      Argh! Seems like everyone has watched GoT except for us. I NEED to watch it now. Yep, you guys would love Veep.

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  13. Tegan
    September 30, 2014 at 1:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh I didn’t know that Little Britain was by Warner Brothers. It is definitely my favourite by far. I still use the phrase ‘I’m a laaaady’ frequently in my day to day life.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:32 pm (3 years ago)

      We’re big fans of Little Britain too, Tegan. We have a few series on DVD. Sometimes I still say ‘eh eh ehhhh’. πŸ™‚

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  14. katie
    September 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I like True Detective! It’s exciting, different and has Matthew Mcconaughey in it!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

      Matthew McConaughey! OMG. Why haven’t I watched this show before? I need to get onto it now!

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  15. Josiah
    September 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Entourage! Johnny Drama is the man!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

      LOVE a bit of Entourage, Josiah. Great choice.

      Reply
  16. Michelle@myslowlivingadventure
    September 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m not really a telly head but have to admit to being hooked on Game of Thrones a whole series at a time, and also Spooks. I loved that.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm (3 years ago)

      I forgot about Spooks! That was a good one πŸ™‚

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  17. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    September 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh I so totally get you!!! My hubby and I have just finished Homeland and are now going back through the Mad Men series. I never seem to be free at the time the shows are on TV so I always get them on DVD or download them instead. Once I’m sucked in… I’m totally sucked in!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:36 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh I love Mad Men. We’ve only seen one series. We seriously need to catch up!

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  18. Jayne
    September 30, 2014 at 8:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Beverly Hills 90210 – best show ever! (Not Warner Brothers though) πŸ™‚

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:36 pm (3 years ago)

      90210 was the bomb!!! Loved that show :)!!

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  19. Zanni Louise
    October 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, I so want to win this. We LOVE Veep! And by the way, we can be friends. Greg and I also have a common love of TV. And I didn’t let kids get in my way. We have been devouring box-sets (through iTunes these days) every week since we first met 8 years ago. We loved season 1 of Veep. Julie Dreyfus is so frustratingly awesome. But it’s a close call between Veep, Hung and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Hung – because “Richard” is ridiculously cute, and really, the show is about p-enises (!) and Curb Your Enthusiasm, because Larry David is a genius. If only people spoke their minds like he does.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      October 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh yay Zanni! You’ve gotten me all excited! I’ve never watched Hung or Curb your enthusiasm. I’m learning about so many great new tv shows here. Dave and I may never leave the house again :/

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  20. Jocelyn R
    October 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm (3 years ago)

    GOTHAM – I am so excited about this one. I text everyone in my phone when I saw the ads on TV. I’m such a batman fan. This looks like such a good show!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm (3 years ago)

      That sounds awesome, Jocelyn. I will have to check it out!

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  21. Kate Hauck
    October 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Ohhhh so many – West Wing, House of Cards (bit of swearing etc though) , Offspring (a great Aussie series) Dark Angel, Fringe, Seinfeld. And newer ones like Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, and Arrow. Just saw two episodes of Veep on a flight last week and loved it! Thinking the new Madam Secretary show looks good too.
    My husband and I used to joke about staying in on Friday nights for ABC crime night – Spooks and Silent Witness were favourites.
    Would absolutely love to win.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 6, 2014 at 9:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Kate!! You’ve listed some of my favourites above. I’ve seen a couple of eps of House of Cards and really enjoyed it. Madam Secretary looks good too πŸ™‚

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