The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Fans of the Bri­tish po­lit­i­cal satire TheThick­ofIt will be ini­tially dis­ap­pointed in this US ver­sion in the same way they were with the Amer­i­can take on The­Of­fice. But stick with Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus for a few episodes and you will warm to her as the bum­bling but con­niv­ing Vice-Pres­i­dent Selina Meyer. There’s no real com­par­i­son among her staff to the Brits foul-mouthed po­lit­i­cal min­der Mal­colm Tucker (Peter Ca­paldi) but the po­lit­i­cal back­stab­bing, pol­icy com­pro­mises and me­dia spin are just as bit­ing. The se­ries is now show­ing on pay-TV here and a sec­ond se­ries is un­der way. ★★★

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