At the Ottobar, the staff will be watching the show closely, looking for the one episode where they'll be featured. It was known already that "VEEP" filmed at the bar in November, but the staff hadn't talked about what happened.
One of the people I reached out to when I was working on the Brady story was Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, who refered to Brady during his Hall of Fame induction speech in Cooperstown as "simply my best friend," which is pretty high praise from a guy who is considered a friend by just about everybody in these parts.
Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing" notwithstanding, prime-time television has never gone as far into the deep end of the political pool as it is about to do this year. At least four Washington-centric shows are in the works or set to premiere, including Maryland-based "VEEP" and "House of Cards."
Yesterday Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that "House of Cards" — a Washington-based TV series starring Kevin Spacey — will be filmed in Baltimore this spring, making it the third political drama to be produced in Maryland in less than a year.