In The Loop

A Momentary Tribute To The Passing Of A Giant – James Gandolfini

This may possibly not be the place to put an extravagant eulogy to James Gandolfini, the immortal Tony Soprano, who died yesterday from a suspected heart attack. For one thing, he wasn’t British, for another, the bulk of his most …

The Astonishing (And Very Sweary) Lineage of ‘Veep’

On April 22, HBO is showing a new TV comedy called Veep, in which Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays a former senator who has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. She soon finds that she’s out of her depth …

HBO Commissions New Comedy From Armando Iannucci

If you’re a fan of uncomfortably brilliant UK comedy talent, we have astonishing news for you. It seems HBO has commissioned a new political comedy from Armando Iannucci, the man behind such enduring British classics as I’m …