‘Second in Command: A Veep Rewatch’ is the perfect running-mate/watch-buddy

TV & Film October 21, 2021
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Listen to ‘Second in Command: A Veep Rewatch’

We know you’ve been waiting patiently, but you shan’t wait any longer! Finally, a Veep rewatch podcast has risen to power, spearheaded by none other than Veep costars Matt Walsh and Tim Simons. “Second in Command: A Veep Rewatch” will be starting from the top of the Primetime Emmy Award winning series, answering their own existential questions as well as fan questions along the way.

Naturally, Matt and Tim will be joined by A-level guests that made Veep a seven-season phenomenon. Every episode will start with the two friends/co-stars testing their memory of the show and seeing if what they remembered was actually correct. They’ll also be unpacking questions about what it was like to be a supporting cast member on a show with a lead who won six consecutive Primetime Emmys, along with three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards, a Television Critics Association Award, and five consecutive Golden Globe nominations. And does being a supporting cast member on that kind of show say anything about reality?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus aside (you’ll be hearing a lot more about her once you hit play), “Second in Command: A Veep Rewatch” is the newest rewatch podcast hosted by stars of the show. Much like Office Ladies and Parks and Recollection, you can expect members of the cast and crew to drop in and share their behind-the-scenes stories of the show. Along with masterful interviews and plenty of political commentary, Matt and Tim have us hoping they’ll run for reelection.

Listen to their review of the second episode, where they are joined by Julia’s/Selina Meyer’s second in command, Gary, or as we know him, Tony Hale. He talks about acting alongside a literal legend, although his six consecutive Emmy nominations, including two wins in 2013 and 2015, definitely had him fitting right in with Louis-Dreyfus. The trio chats about what they remember from the first episodes, namely fearing being fired or replaced before audiences could get too attached to them.

So whether you followed along to all seven seasons since 2012, or it’s been sitting in your HBO Max watch-list, “Second in Command: A Veep Rewatch” will be your running mate.

Listen to ‘Second in Command: A Veep Rewatch’

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