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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Lots o' language doesn't detract from hilarious satire.

TV HBO Comedy 2012
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age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Language and that’s pretty much it...

There is language, (f—-, s—-, b—-, a—) although there is sex implied, like friends. But they never actually show the sex. NO NUDITY!! I watched this with my 12 year old son. If you allow your child to watch friends and the office then they should be able to watch this
age 13+

Lots of Language!! LOL

There is lots of language in this school, but your kids probably hear this much cussing on the school yard. You really just have to trust that your kid will not repeat these words

Is It Any Good?

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She's no commander in chief, but Louis-Dreyfus takes command of this role as the harried, cynical Selina, who might find the time to actually study the issues if only she could get her staff to stop arguing and get something accomplished. But even the seemingly bulletproof choice of promoting biodegradable spoons can devolve into a media frenzy when you're dealing with special-interest groups, power-hungry politicians, and jockeying operatives. To say there's a wealth of possible material for this political comedy to exploit is an understatement, and with Louis-Dreyfus at the helm, and a stellar cast and razor-sharp writing backing her, nothing is safe.

Veep leans more toward The Office than it does The West Wing, and there's little care given to political correctness or even an accurate representation of the legislative process itself. You won't walk away feeling confident about the goings-on behind the political doors, but it's fair to say that this might be a reflection of the current real-life state of affairs the show parodies. Ultimately this isn't a good choice for teens because of the copious cursing, but it's bound to find a receptive audience among grown-ups, since the coworkers' outrageous banter and ongoing head-butting with their common enemies isn't a stretch from generic office politics either.

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