‘Veep’: High Heels and Yoghurt with an H
I have to confess I’m having some scary revelations about myself as I ditch movies for the rest of the summer and delve into TV. For instance, I don’t see anything wrong with anti-heroes Walt from Breaking Bad or Dr. House from House M.D., which I have only recently started watching despite the fact it is eight seasons old. I think they’re not only completely relatable, but absolutely right, from their behavior under the circumstances they are put in, to the things they say and the way they say them. But when I read comments on forums, many people consider these guys to be arrogant, egotistical, utterly lacking in humility or sensitivity. I think I even read somewhere that House is supposed to be autistic. To wit, when we were considering Hugh Laurie for a role in something I was working on, a producer said, “You know, he plays that crazy doctor on House.” How puzzling. Worse: how troubling that I don’t see them that way at all.