Modern Family has loads of elitist appeal. Its super-hip characters toss off snark with gusto while sashaying through stylish homes. TV viewership remains strong and TV critics have remained faithful. Most award pundits feel that Emmy voters will probably remain loyal too.
Brittany Trilford, a 17 year old school girl from Wellington, New Zealand is the winner of an international search for a person under the age of 30 to represent youth and future generations at the Earth Summit this June 20-22 in Rio De Janeiro.
Yes, it's cynical about the political process, it plays with the basic uselessness of the VP position, and it rests on the fundamental incompetence of D.C. power players. But its characters exist so far outside of reality that the satire lacks any teeth.
Talking to Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus about their delightful new short film, Picture Paris, the conversation ranged from the intricacies of Parisian culture to the hilarious masturbation episode of Seinfeld.
Maybe instead of 'Veep,' this show should have been called 'Bleep.' Either way, Julia Louis-Dreyfus continues to prove that good things come in small, obscenity-filled packages, and her fine performance makes this show a hit.