Silicon Valley season 5 Review

I can’t believe you’re already done with Silicon Valley!

8 weeks flew by in no time!

I loved this season. After all the drama about T.J. Miller leaving and whatnot, the writers and producers made it work even better than before. The show is even more ridiculous than ever.

Mike Judge and Alec Berg created such an interesting and absolutely hilarious show with extremely awkward characters.

Richard faces so many difficulties, with people trying to stop him from achieving his dreams. From Gavin Belson to Jian Yang and Laurie Bream, it seems like the Pied Piper guys will never manage a single second of tranquility.

THE TESLA

The rivalry between Dinesh and Gilfoyle is one of the show’s strength and it is freaking hilarious. They are both so competitive and so mean to each other! As Jared pointed out at some point during the show, they are each other’s best friends. Even if they are constantly trying to sabotage ach other.

In this season there is the recurring theme of Dinesh’s TESLA. He bought it and he is weirdly obsessed with it! After Gilfoyle builds his own environmentally conscious car and it’s a mess.

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Absolutely fantastic.

And then his obsession of being the Tesla guy in the office!

CHRISTIANITY

Richard and his octopipers are trying to launch his new internet and he inadvertently outs one of the companies’ CEO’s christian faith. The irony is so funny. In such a liberal place like Silicon Valley, being christian is highly frowned upon.

JARED

When Richard gives Jared the job of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Jared starts crying out of happiness, my heart was so full. Jared loves Richard so much. He would literally do anything for him. He is completely and utterly devoted to him. Not to mention that Jared’s one liners are the most hilarious things on the show.

THE BOX 2.0

Gavin Belson not noticing his signature looks like a penis is the funniest thing ever. It was such an Silicon Valley iconic moment.

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The look on the executive’s faces was priceless.

Nobody had the courage to tell him and rather than doing against him, they’d rather have genitals on their stupid box.

LOVE THE WRITERS ON THE SHOW!

FIONA

That was terrifying. I was terrifying by her. It was Westworld come to live. The robots are coming!!!

It stared the shit out of me.

that, and Jared’s lips.

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Speaking of, his attachment to her was so creepy! He had all that emotional tension building up and needed an outlet.

With that and his emotional abuse on Holden, Richard’s new assistant and his weird habit of coming in early to clean for the custodians, Jared was the comedy pillar of this season.

WHY THEY DID NOT NOMINATE ZACH WOODS FOR AN EMMY IS STILL A MYSTERY TO ME.

PIED PIPER COIN

BITCOINS!!! I don’t understand it! I immediately felt the need to watch John Oliver’s deep dive into the matter.

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I don’t get it, it sounds extremely risky but here we go!

And this gave Monica more screen time and her friendship with Gilfoyle was hilarious!



I love this season. I loved it.

I am so glad it is nominated for outstanding comedy at the Emmys this year. I’m not so happy that Zach Woods wasn’t nominated. I’ve said it so many times in this post. I wanted him to be nominated.

Anyway, if you are not up to date, catch up on this season! It’s marvelous!

Leave a comment here, find me on Twitter or you can send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

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Silicon Valley

I completely forgot Silicon Valley was coming back on TV, but I’m so glad it did. It airs on Sunday at 10PMon HBO for a total of 10 episode (season 4th finale will air on June 25th).

If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s about a group of computer engineers trying to build a successful company in ruthless Silicon Valley.

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The main character is Richard Hendrix, a socially awkward engineer who develops an algorithm that can reduce immensely file sizes. At least this is what I think it does. More than half of the technological stuff is incomprehensible to me.

Fixated on the name “Pied Piper”, Richard brings his roommates and fellow programmers onto his project and creates his company. Right from the beginning, Richard is faced with one of the hardest decisions of his life: sell his algorithm for 10 million dollars to the evil Gavin Belson or keep the company and receive fundings for his app from Peter Gregory.

Along the lines, he meets my favourite character of the entire series: Jared. He is possibly the weirdest, most awkward and uncomfortable person ever. He is so self-sacrificing, unselfish and soooo maternal, especially towards Richard. But Jared (whose real name isn’t even Jared) isn’t the only brilliant character. The never-ending feud between Gilfoy and Dinesh is HILARIOUS and the Satanist and Pakistani programmers bring the bromance aspect to the show. Their competitiveness and insults are just the best. Another completely strange person on the show is Erlich Bachman, the owner of the house where they all live. He calls it his “incubator” and he tries to be kind of mentor… while been stoned the entire time.

Two other characters are Big Head, Richard’s best friend and an utterly useless and stupid programmer that is so clueless all the time! Sometimes he is so gullible and… it’s so funny! And of course Monica, possibly the only sane person of the bunch. She works for the company which has been founding the “Pied Pieper” company.

And I almost forget Jian Yang!!! He is an app developer who lives in Erlich’s “incubator” and has no links to “Pied Piper”. The hilarious thing about him is his problem in communicating, especially with Erlich… It’s such a good dynamic and it just makes me laugh so much!!!!!

The show itself is incredibly funny, rude and sometimes stupid. But so so SO good. It’s ridiculous and completely insane.

ATTENTION! THE FOLLOWING CONTENT CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE 4TH SEASON!

silicon-valley-season-4daniel-clowes-posterLast Sunday, the show premiered its fourth season and I already know it’s going to be amazing. I was a little disappointed that Richard left Pied Pieper and started working on his crazy project on the new internet.

I felt like Jared at the end… I did not want to let go of Richard! I wanted the team to stay together!!! I was so sad!

But the return of Russ Hanneman definitely lifted my mood. His rant in front of the (wrong) elementary school was spectacular and sooooo embarrassing. I loved it.

I can’t wait for next Sunday for the second episode. If you’re interested in a really funny, unapologetic and often very rude comedy show, THIS is exactly what you need.

Georgia 🙂