I loved “Veep,” but I stopped watching regularly when creator Armando Iannucci left the HBO series after four seasons.
I could handle the series leaving Baltimore in 2015 after four years to shoot in Los Angeles. That’s business. But Iannucci leaving, that’s art — or, rather, the end of an inspired TV series as art.
I know some series can carry on with the loss of their creators once a winning template is put in place and there are supremely talented performers like Julia Louis-Dreyfus to execute the plan. And the series did keep winning Emmys.
But a satirist like Iannucci, who made one of the wisest and funniest political films of all...