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Veep (Veep – Die Vizepräsidentin)

Veep (Veep – Die Vizepräsidentin)
  • Bewertung: 8,10
  • Jahr der Ersterscheinung: 2012
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Länder: United States
  • Dauer: 28 Minuten
  • Komplexität: 9

Selina Meyer ist eine ehemalige Senatorin, die Vizepräsidentin wird und feststellen muss, dass diese Position nicht dem entspricht, was sie erwartet hatte. Die Serie ist eine Adaption der britischen TV-Serie „The Thick of It”.

  • Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff - chief of staff Amy, spokesperson Mike, right-hand man Gary, and executive assistant Sue - are still finding their footing in Washington D.C. Selina decides to make the Clean Jobs Commission a pet project, but a series of missteps requires her staff to work damage control.
  • The Veep's office is revived by good news that her task force is likely to be green lit. With the President (conveniently) out of the country, Selina looks to make headway on filibuster reform and meeting with some ‘normal’ people.
  • Faced with a trumped-up story of a rift between the Veep and the First Lady, Selina quells accusations that everything is about her–even though it is. Gary selects candidates for the VP dog, though Selina's daughter Catherine gets final say.
  • Dan and Amy attend a book launch for Gov. Danny Chung, a charismatic Asian-American war hero, who Selina worries could be a political threat. Meanwhile, Selina preps with Mike for a ‘Meet the Press’ interview.
  • Selina becomes obsessed with the (many) unflattering nicknames given to her by bloggers, and after a snub, assigns Dan to get White House intel from Jonah. Later, Dan's political maneuvering puts the fate of the Clean Jobs bill on the line.
  • Selina attends a healthy-eating event at Camden Yards with some grumpy fast-food executives, where she also confides a secret to Amy. Mike holds a press briefing for some local news pals. Amy and Dan are forced to entertain elementary-school children.
  • With the Veep and her staff taking flack over a pregnancy rumor and the firing of a Secret Service agent, Selina orders a ‘partial’ full disclosure of all office correspondence and threatens to fire a key staffer.
  • Season One Finale. Selina travels to Ohio to support a gubernatorial candidate who no longer wants her endorsement; the Clean Jobs bill comes back to haunt Dan; Mike and Amy open the floodgates after they play up Selina's tears.
  • Season Two Premiere. Fresh off successful campaign appearances for midterm elections, Selina sees an opportunity to expand her role, but must first curry favor with the president's icy senior strategist Kent Davison (Gary Cole). Meanwhile, the staff's personal lives have some new developments.
  • Selina attends a pig roast in North Carolina as part of the president's ‘Listen to Rural America’ initiative. Dan takes up Pilates to get face time.
  • As a hostage crisis in Uzbekistan heats up, Selina and Secretary of Defense General Maddox have trouble getting on the same page at their joint appearance at the Marine Corps Base at Quantico. Sue testifies at a Congressional hearing on governmental efficiencies; Dan and Gary jockey for the Veep's ear.
  • Selina is rankled when the White House releases an unflattering photo of her. Mike and Kent bond over sailing; Jonah gets an executive parking space; Sue has a job interview. Selina takes steps to keep her staff happy as they prepare for her appearance at the Vic Allen dinner.
  • Selina and her staff head to Helsinki to finalize a trade agreement, but are worried whether Selina will be received warmly in Europe. Dan calls Mike for advice on charming the press and Mike leans on Jonah for help. Kent and Ben argue over how to deal with new intel.
  • After an allergic reaction shuts down her budget negotiation with Majority Leader Mary King, Selina moves the talks to Catherine's 21st birthday bash. Meanwhile, Amy and Gary fret over how Selina will handle seeing her ex-husband Andrew at the party; Mike fields press inquiries on Selina's role in the Uzbek hostage crisis.
  • With D.C. in the midst of a government shutdown, Selina is forced to furlough some of her staff. A damaging story leaks about Selina's ex-husband Andrew; Danny Chung takes advantage of the shutdown; Gary and Jonah go on a run to retrieve Selina's trash.
  • After being prepped for a ‘puff piece’ interview at the VP residence, Selina is thrown by Janet Ryland's ‘gotcha’ questions.
  • Undeterred by a message that POTUS wants Selina to limit her public appearances, the Veep continues her plans. Dan attempts to play both sides of the Selina/Danny Chung rivalry.
  • (Season Two Finale) With the administration in full crisis mode and Selina's future in doubt, the entire staff goes on frenzied job hunt.
  • Post-election night: Selina discovers a possible road to victory. Meanwhile, Amy must figure out if she is back or not; Catherine kicks off a behind-the-scenes documentary project; Mike announces that he and Wendy are adopting a baby from China; and Dan considers a new career.
  • Amy, Dan, Jonah and Richard try to win the Presidency for the President. Back in D.C., Selina brings in respected Washington fixture Bob Bradley, aka “The Eagle,” and, after nudging out Tom James on the newly created Banking Task Force, meets billionaire banker Charlie Baird. Meanwhile, Mike tries to get healthy before his baby arrives; Kent investigates Sue's age; and Amy and Dan share a charged moment.
  • At the White House Christmas party, Selina bargains for votes in hopes of breaking the election tie. Meanwhile, the staff is preoccupied with the annual ‘50 Hottest D.C. Staffers’ list; Mike eyes a job outside politics; and Dan helps Jonah with debate prep in New Hampshire.
  • Selina takes Catherine to a family pre-Christmas celebration at Camp David, where her team also plans to conduct secret negotiations. After a disastrous debate in New Hampshire, Amy and Dan try to make Jonah seem more human.
  • Catherine and Marjorie have a fight. Mike prepares for his babies. Selina is interviewed.
  • One year after losing the presidency, Selina attempts to secure her legacy. Dan tries to ingratiate himself at his new job. Amy's brash D.C.-style personality proves too much for her new co-workers.
  • Selina attends the opening of President Hughes' library. Jonah gets advice on how to rise in the political ranks; Dan suffers through Jane's whims; Amy releases a negative attack ad.
  • Selina helps monitor the first free and democratic election in Georgia (the country, not the state) and is reunited with an old “friend.” Meanwhile, Mike and Gary hide evidence of a major mishap, and Jonah and Richard have an eventful night out. Back in the U.S., Dan tries to help Amy.
  • Selina and her team attend the funeral of a Supreme Court Justice. Amy works on securing a location for Selina's library. Dan tries to maintain his upswing with his co-host. Jonah finds an issue.
  • Selina settles on a location for her presidential library. Dan lands in a gossip column. Mike and Selina work on her book. Jonah tries to cement a big donation. Gary manages a mini-crisis at Madame Tussauds.
  • Selina visits Qatar. In D.C., Jonah gets a dinner invite. Dan gets an unexpected visit from an HR rep. Catherine and Marjorie have big news.
  • Selina tries to finish her book. Selina and her staff prepare for her portrait-unveiling ceremony, while Jonah tries to weasel himself onto the guest list. Dan works on his onscreen-chemistry problem.
  • Selina takes a trip. Meanwhile, Dan woos Jonah in order to get a coveted interview, and Amy convinces Selina to put her in charge of a very disorganized Mike.
  • Selina's book finally arrives. Jonah has a big meeting. Dan, Ben and Kent grab a drink.
  • Selina and her team prepare for the long-awaited groundbreaking of her library. Amy seeks clarity on her role. Jonah asks a major donor for help. Season finale.
  • Selina evaluates her past and present campaigns. Jonah's personal life sparks interest among the press. Amy makes an important decision.
  • At an Aspen retreat for rich donors, Selina deals with potential adversaries and allies. Amy's behavior raises Gary's suspicions.
  • In the run-up to the first debate, Selina makes a novel campaign proposal. Comments by Jonah create blowback. Dan and Amy take a road trip.
  • Selina and team head to South Carolina, where she seeks an endorsement from a key leader. Gary gets a long-awaited promotion, while Marjorie excels in her new role.
  • Facing increased scrutiny heading into Super Tuesday, Selina visits Mike to deflect attention from Andrew's legal troubles. Jonah and Amy ramp up their anti-Selina campaign rhetoric. Dan attempts to exploit Richard.
  • Selina tries to arrange a meeting via her Finnish contact Minna. Gary helps Catherine plan a big event. Jonah and Amy push an anti-vax message in Pennsylvania. Mike finds a new home. Richard may have an enemy.
  • The nominating fight between Selina and her rivals reaches its climax, as their race comes to a historic finish. Series finale.

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