This text is a vindication of Veep, one of the best series of the moment and, at the same time, of the most undervalued in Spain.
A week ago, Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history at the Emmys by getting her sixth consecutive award for her role of Selina Meyers, the disastrous vice president of the United States. The series, in addition, was also named best comedy. Never before has an actress had so many awards for the same role. In an industry in which the possibilities of interpreting a character protagonist are reduced with the appearance of gray hair and each new wrinkle, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the Queen of comedy. Although many here still do not know his name.
It was Elaine Benes in Seinfeld, a series of cult in the United States that in Spain did not come to calar. And it started on Saturday Night Live, that talent factory that later dedicated to writing and starring the Netflix and HBO series. Now, surrounded by such a brilliant cast in interpretation as chaotic in fiction, it becomes a policy that only makes bad decisions and stars in crazy situations. I wonder where they will get the inspiration ...
So why Veep no cup headlines or analysis on their success? I dare with a personal prognosis: it's a comedy. And comedy is still entertainment, while drama can reach the art qualifier. Just as until recently the series were the small sisters of the cinema, the comedies continue to carry with that stigma. And that Veep's humor is intelligent and walks on quicksand without being hurtful. Something difficult in times of political correctness.
Next season, which will debut in 2018, will be the last of the series. And, given Selina Meyer's trajectory, none of his constituents would dare to ensure that he will reach the Oval Office. I'll probably screw up before we close a world peace deal, tweeting something that shouldn't by mistake. It doesn't sound so unreal. And it's that humor can be a very serious thing.
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