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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.
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.
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.
Linking today with the gorgeous Jess for IBOT.