Despite its title, HBO'S Veep isn't a show about the vice president of the United States--not any more, at least. Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Selina Meyer ascended to the highest office in the land, then plummeted back to earth as a common citizen. And she hates it.
Season six, which debuted in April, catches up with Meyer one year after her career-ending defeat in a stolen presidential election. Predictably, she's unwilling to read the writing on the wall. She has every intention of running for president again, to the chagrin of everyone around her. Her daughter Catherine actually breaks down in tears at the prospect.
What drives Selina Meyer? Is it faith in her unique capability to serve the nation? Not really. Meyer wants to be...