Elaine Pyke

'Veep'
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Review: 'Veep'

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Essentially a limp version of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" against a D.C. backdrop, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus gamely playing to the absurdity of the situations, but yielding only modest returns.

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Review: 'ER: Ambush'

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Yes, it was a stunt. Yes, it was a little contrived. But as contrived stunts go, the ballyhooed live season premiere of "ER" was a pretty impressive, oft-compelling one, and an hour that proved…