The weekend is coming up and that means one thing: time to take a mini-vacation in your own living room and escape to some fictional realms. Snuggle up this weekend with the highly anticipated final season of Veep; a new comedy from the creator of The Good Place, Abby's; and What We Do in the Shadows, a TV adaptation of Jemaine Clement's and Taika Waititi's cult classic.
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The beginning of the end is nigh. After gifting us several glorious, insane seasons, the critically lauded Veep is signing off after Season 7. But for those expecting the acerbic show to turn its lens on a Trump stand-in, be warned the seventh season has bigger goals in mind. It's not just lampooning the political platform of the current administration; for the first time in the show's history, it's poking fun at the people who supported it. Frankly, forcing the audience to wonder if the comedy is laughing at them is the perfect send-off for a show that never wanted their love any way.
Mike Schur, the prolific mind behind The Office, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Place, is back with a new sitcom called Abby's. A lifelong fan of Cheers, Schur took the classic premise — a neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name — and updated it for the modern era. Shot outside and in front of a live studio audience, Abby's stars Natalie Morales as a woman who, after two tours in Afghanistan, comes home and finds solace in running an illegal bar from her backyard. Her loyal and hilarious neighbors rally around her when her new landlord wants to shut the place down.
3. What We Do in the Shadows
The TV adaptation of the Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement cult classic What We Do in the Shadows takes the original premise of anachronistic vampire roommates adjusting to the modern world and set it Staten Island instead of New Zealand. The vampiric trio (two of whom are hunting partners with benefits) enlist a familiar — aka a human servant who can earn the right to be turned — to get them up to speed on 10 items or less lanes, Bon Jovi, and, oh yeah, how to take over the world. The FX series is more of a hangout comedy than anything else, and you can trust that these lovable and moronic vamps are more comedy of errors than conquistadors.
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