Some shows are just better when binge-watched. Whether it's the latest BBC comedy, a PBS miniseries from the '70s, or just that cultish show prematurely scrubbed from a network, we're hooked on the stream. Staying In(stant) is your guide to the best of streaming content. Each week, we bring you a show we're obsessed with and think you should be, too.
This Week: Veep, the show Julia Louis-Dreyfus was made for.
Where To Watch: HBO Go
How I Got Hooked: To be honest, I was indirectly peer-pressured into watching this show by a fellow R29'er. Her love for Julia Louis-Dreyfus is contagious and since she and I bonded over House of Cards, I figured why not? Plus, my Netflix was acting up for a week, so HBO Go was my only option of television consumption. (I don't have cable.) But, I was sold after one episode that was filled with sly jabs and witty banter. If there's one thing that I know makes good television, it's well-delivered sass.
Best Episode: Season 2, Episode 4: "The Vic Allen Dinner." Selina Meyer becomes a meme, and her team delivers the most concise explanation of what that means. There's also a musical portion — which is really the cherry on top of this episode.
Why You'll Love It: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, duh. But, also because there really isn't anything more satisfying than watching people be mean in clever ways. That's what Veep is all about: the incredible way politics transforms a nice human being into a downright b-i-t-c-h. It's satire, yes, but part of me had a hunch that what's being made fun of isn't too far from the truth. Selina Meyer is the anti-hero you want to hate so badly, but you can't help but feel for her and her fish-out-of-water predicament. Plus, the one liners are pure television gold. But, really, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.