“Dorky adults walking slowly towards the camera as ironic music plays” is one of the more tiresome tropes there is, whether in movies, music or beer commercials. But leave it to Veep, HBO’s hilarious political comedy series, to actually put an original spin on it.
The teaser, which debuted on HBO over the weekend, has the cast, led by Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ vice president, walking slowly and determinedly towards the camera, until they’re blocked by the Secret Service as the president walks by. It’s a play on the series’ central joke, that the otherwise powerful vice president is treated as an afterthought by the always-unseen president character:
Veep returns April 14.