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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
She spent nine seasons portraying a ditz who could always be counted upon to do most of the right things at most of the wrong times. And she followed that gig as a divorced loser badly coping with home, jobs and whatever else crossed her path.
And now Julia Louis-Dreyfus is at it again. This time as nothing less than the vice president of the United States in the new HBO series “Veep.”
But, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky points out, her Selina Meyer character is a definite stretch from her earlier roles.
Because, he says, this lady is no ditz. Not always, anyway. And, while he believes this is a series that may stumble quickly, it could also reach a few unexpected levels with its manic pace and wild spoof on government and politics.
Episode Date: May 4, 2012