Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is outstanding as the mercurial, selfish, cowardly Selina Meyer, a politician who doesn’t really believe in anything. The hilarious joy in Veep lies in watching her and her capable but callow staff desperately try to protect themselves and their status without doing anything courageous that might actually, you know, help people.

It feels suspiciously like how government actually works, too much of the time, and it’s cathartic to see it play out onscreen instead of behind closed doors.