silicon valley hooli-con review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Silicon Valley season 4 by answering one simple question: what was the most awkward moment of the week?)

The only thing more awkward than Richard Hendrix with a woman is Richard with an ex-girlfriend. There are scant few of them as it is, but it turns out that running into Winnie at Hooli-Con is enough to transition him into his usual “sputtering idiot” mode.

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(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Silicon Valley season 4 by answering one simple question: what was the most awkward moment of the week?)

In any other episode, Richard Hendricks dabbing after delivering a terrible pun at the end of a business pitch would easily be the most cringe-worthy moment. Watching this dorky guy embarrass himself yet again is almost even worse than when Paul Ryan did it, and with even less of the self awareness.

But here, Richard does that right before trying out a new VR headset (created by a character played by Haley Joel Osment) and immediately vomiting all over the place. Only you, Richard. To his credit, he had warned them that he gets queasy and how did everyone else really think he was going to do, anyway? Richard can barely take this reality.

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Silicon Valley Patent Troll Review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Silicon Valley season 4 by answering one simple question: what was the most awkward moment of the week?)

If we were to tally up the most awkward moments in Silicon Valley by the character responsible, Richard Hendricks would undoubtedly lead by a significant amount. The nervous talker just never know what to say or when to say it, and this episode, titled “Patent Troll,” is no exception.

Here, his shining moment is when he calls an important meeting of people he needs on his side, only to mention limp biscuits and donkey punches. The former is explained in detail to people who are unfamiliar with the term, and it goes over as well as you’d expect. To Richard’s credit, it’s an attempt to explain how patent trolls work, but it only manages to make people disgusted…and understand why Gavin isn’t working with him anymore.

But let’s start with Erlich Bachman.

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If you think Richard Hendrix is awkward, imagine having sex with him.

Actually, scratch that – don’t ever think about that. The descriptions are enough. Clanking teeth. “All elbows.” Someone who says “Gulp” out loud when a woman takes her bra off. Yeah, Richard gets laid in this episode and that’s enough awkward for anyone to take.

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Silicon Valley

Here’s a classic “good news, bad news” situation: HBO’s hilarious tech comedy Silicon Valley has been renewed for a fifth season, but T.J. Miller, who plays the foul-mouthed Erlich Bachman, is officially leaving the series. The era of Bachmanity is over.

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the blood boy review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Silicon Valley season 4 by answering one simple question: what was the most awkward moment?)

If you’re looking for cringe humor, there’s no better place than in a wedding. While Silicon Valley is not anywhere near the current champ of cringe-inducing weddings (that honor still belongs to Peep Show) this episode has one for the ages.

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Silicon Valley Hot Dog

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Silicon Valley season 4 by answering one simple question: what was the most awkward moment?)

Richard has another project, but does he have a new team for it? Possibly. “Teambuilding Exercise” picks up immediately after last week’s episode, with Richard creeping into Gavin Belson’s mansion at three in the morning.

Richard and Gavin – together again at last. It’s only fitting that their meeting is the most awkward moment of the entire show. Right from the start it’s obvious that Gavin is not in a good place, as his place is completely trashed.

“I was working through some issues,” he calmly states.

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Silicon Valley Date

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Silicon Valley season 4 by answering one simple question: what was the most awkward moment?)

“So, do you like movies?”

Like most of the characters on Silicon Valley, Dinesh has never been known as a lady’s man. When a Satanist hacker who speaks in a sarcastic monotone is doing better in the game of love, you know you’re not very good at the dating thing.

But “Intellectual Property” finally gives Dinesh a new love interest and they are brought together because of one beautiful thing – Dinesh has managed to get Gavin Belson fired after he acquired PiperChat in the last episode. Now, she doesn’t know that it was entirely accidental, but that’s okay! Right?

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silicon valley review

A hilarious episode of Silicon Valley is a guarantee at this point, but it’s the episodes where everything comes together all at once that are the most satisfying. Once we can catch our breaths from laughing, that is.

In “Terms of Service,” we have the first perfect comedic mash-up of the season, a key example of how well the show can fire when all of its absurd and dark humor hits at once and every character is on their A-game. And it’s all brought together thanks to a sound effect.

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silicon valley season premiere

The most brilliant comedy on TV returns! The fourth season premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley is titled “Success Failure,” which is a pretty accurate description of the show so far.

Richard and the rest of the Pied Piper crew have seen tiny pieces of amazing success and attention thrown at them that promise to make them enough money to live the rest of their lives, only for them to lose it all each and every time. After three seasons of this, it’s hard not to get a little bit disinterested in this motley crew, but this season started off by doing something pretty brilliant – they’re rebooting it. Or at least, they’re changing the direction of the show.

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