My expectations were high - and yet, you'd think I know better!! - but after a couple of episodes, I now wonder whether 'Veep' is not a victim of its own accomplishment.
In point of fact, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President of the US is so very much the picture of Sarah Palin it's virtually impossible to be at all sympathetic towards her. And it may be just my old-fashioned me, but I need to be able to warm up to at least some of the characters on a TV-show, or else I'll lose interest.
Although 'Veep' isn't 'The West Wing' (but then, who is??) it remains fairly coherent; and Louis-Dreyfus is a rock.