PO­LIT­I­CAL JOKES CLOSE TO RE­AL­ITY

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Front Page -

THE sea­son re­turn of this ac­claimed com­edy fills me with dread. Like – also penned by ge­nius screen­writer and cre­ator Ar­mando Ian­nucci – it took the waste­land that is pol­i­tics and made us laugh at the ab­sur­dity of it all. Now all we’re left with is the real thing, and that’s just way too de­press­ing to ad­mit. Just as it has for the past five sea­sons, re­turns with sto­ry­lines that will mir­ror the real race to the White House – with Selina Meyers (Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus, above) back on the elec­tion (the in­com­pa­ra­ble Tony Hale), and staffers in­clud­ing hap­less Mike (Matt Walsh) and de­spair­ing Amy (Anna Ch­lum­sky). Mean­while, West Wing pest Jonah (Ti­mothy Si­mons) has stepped up his am­bi­tions, cam­paign­ing for the anti-vaxxer vote (which makes kissing ba­bies a health hazard). The writ­ing is just en pointe, with Meyers lament­ing “this en­tire coun­try is get­ting more and more dis­gust­ing by the sec­ond”, to which one of her ad­vi­sors replies: “that’s a demo we’re tar­get­ing mostly on Face­book”.

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