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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 10, 2019 7:02 pm

{{ The very first episode of the Thick of It. From humble origins as an obscure BBC 4 programme to the emmy award winning spin off Veep. It all starts right here. And its better than Veep. Nod And has Capladi in it so obviously going to be better Nod Enjoy.
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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat May 11, 2019 9:11 am

I didn't know Veep is a spin-off of that. Like a rip-off remake-it-in-another-country thing, or give-minor-characters-their-own-show thing?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat May 11, 2019 9:28 am

{{ From what I can gather Forest they were going to basically transpose the UK version to American politics- but quickly realised Americans wouldn't be interested in nobodies in a govenrment department that doesn't do anything and only exists for bureaucratic reasons, so they changed it from being about a hopeless, and pointless govenrment department to being about one of the big offices of state- the Vice Presidents office- as apparently Americans dont want to watch anything that is not about winners and successful people! (they made that mistake with the US version of Red Dwarf- made Lister handsome and smooth as apparently the American audience wouldn't relate to a guy whose the human races equivalent of something it trod in. And by making him handsome, successful they completely ruined the character and show and so it never got beyond two pilot attempts).
I found the first series of Veep there some weird things, Jonah is a bit like Malcolm in the first few episodes but not quite- and theres a Glen equivalent too etc- its like a halfway house to start with between the two, but as Veep went on it went off on its own way as US shows based on UK ones have to do as they just crank episode after episode out in the US. So a bit like the Office; a short self contained 3-4 series of between 4-6 episodes per series and that's your lot, but whose US remakes go on at least twice as long every series and have twice as many episodes in them. Armando Ianucci (fellow Scot) who wrote Thick of It and Veep stopped Veep after series 2 or 3 I think and handed it over wholesale to his USA team.}}

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat May 11, 2019 7:24 pm

I've heard good things about it, but have never watched.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun May 12, 2019 12:14 pm

{{ Ive seen the first four seasons of Veep and there are only four series of Thick Of It (4 eps 1st series then 6, 6 and 12) and two specials and a short special, and the slightly weird spin-off film, In The Loop (slightly weird because it has most of the same cast on the British side as Thick of It, and some like Malcolm are the same character in the same job, others are playing different characters, or variations of the one they played in the TV show or have different jobs).
Veep is in season 7 and still going I think and averages 10 eps a season.

But Thick of It and Veep are both very good. I found Veep harder to get into but that might just be the cultural difference, I am more comfortable with UK politics and I find making it about important people takes away some of the point of the original concept. And Thick of It has Malcolm Tucker- so it wins. Twisted Evil
But awards wise both picked up the top ones going in their relative countries (multiple BAFTA's, UK TV Awards, Writers Award, and multiple Emmy's, Writers Guild of America and quite a few more for Veep.) And Thick of It at least (don't know much about Veeps broadcast history) also had fan support from the start as it started off obscure and small ( I found it early on, on initial broadcast, but it was by complete chance). }}

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