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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silicon valley season 4 trailer

A few weeks ago, I called HBO’s Veep one of the funniest shows on television. The only reason I couldn’t call it the funniest show on television is because Silicon Valley, its partner in comedy on Sunday nights, is a thing that exists. Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s series about programmers and corporations and the various messy places they intersect was very funny in its first episodes, but it has only grown more confident (and bleaker) with each passing season.

And since the new Silicon Valley season 4 trailer reveals the show at what appears to be its bleakest, we can probably expect some pretty big laughs.

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silicon valley season four teaser

Silicon Valley returns for season four on April 23rd. Former Pied Piper CEO, Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), is still a nervous wreck. After all these seasons, he’s probably been nervous for good reason. A lot goes wrong for Richard on this show. Sometimes conflicts are quickly wrapped up, maybe a little too quickly sometimes, but each episode seems to provide him with a whole mess of problems.

If the Silicon Valley season four teaser is any indication, he still has plenty of problems to solve.

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Silicon Valley season 4 premiere date

The third season of Silicon Valley ended with the Pied Piper team once again gathered in Bachman’s living room, pondering their uncertain fate. But the gang should be rolling up their sleeves and getting back to work before too long. HBO has just set a spring debut for Silicon Valley, as revealed by stars Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Zach Wood (Jared), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle), and T.J. Miller (Bachman).

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The Office 3D Floor Plan

Though the production design of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation do their best to make the primary locations feel like a real place, it’s a sad reality that fans will never be able to walk through the offices of the Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company or the Pawnee City Hall. But the marketing department over at the real estate company Drawbotics decided to give us the next best thing.

Using their graphic design skills, Drawbotics created 3D floor plans of the sets of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation as well as Silicon Valley, Mad Men and The IT Crowd. They’re impressively detailed and just might give you a better idea of how to navigate the offices of these shows as if they were real locations.

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2016 Emmy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

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Earlier today the 2016 Emmy nominations were announced, and you know what that means: it’s time to complain about how wrongheaded Emmy voters are for failing to recognize your favorite show. That’s part of the fun, right? But while we’re at it, it’s worth pointing out a few things they got right, too, even if — as in the case of The Americans — it took ’em a while. Below, let’s look over some of 2016 Emmy snubs and surprises.  Read More »

Silicon Valley Alternate Takes

One of the staples of comedy releases on home video is a special feature that contains a reel of alternate jokes and lines from various scenes. They’re called “line-o-ramas” on home video releases for movies from the likes of Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, but we usually don’t get to see this same practice from television shows. That changes today though.

On HBO’s comedy Silicon Valley, series regular T.J. Miller is known for delivering some pretty brutal insults by way of his character Erlich Bachman. The arrogant partial owner of Pied Piper recently dished out a perfect string of age-based insults when meeting his new boss, “Action” Jack Barker, played by friend of the site Stephen Tobolowsky. But what we saw in the final cut was only a small fraction of what Miller threw out there while they were shooting. Thankfully, a slew of alternate takes has been made available online for you to watch right now. Read More »

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All men must die, but some shows get to look Death straight in the eye and say “not today.” HBO has officially renewed Game of Thrones for season 7, to the surprise of absolutely no one. And while they were at it, the network went ahead and re-upped on Game of Thrones‘ usual Sunday night companions Veep and Silicon Valley as well.  Read More »