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    Silicon Valley, Ep. 3.01/3.02: Pied Piper Returns Just as Strong

    Silicon Valley, Season 3, Episode 1: “Founder Friendly” Written by Dan O’Keefe Directed by Mike Judge Silicon Valley, Season 3, Episode 2: “Two in the Box” Written by Ron Weiner Directed by Mike Judge Airs Sundays at 10pm on HBO The great success of Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley has been how effortlessly it manages to mock the […] More

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    Silicon Valley, Ep. 2.06, “Homicide” highlights the show’s talent with details

    Justice is nice and all but it’s not really dramatic. Want audiences really want is poetic justice, that sense that the justice we’re seeing given out has a twinge of retribution to it as well. It’s no fun to watch someone lose out on an opportunity because they don’t deserve it, it’s a blast to watch someone lose out on an opportunity because they don’t deserve it AND because they messed up in such a way that directly led to their losing of said opportunity. Sure, Gavin Belson is an ass and it’s good TV to watch Nucleus sputter and freeze during its big soft opening of a livestream, but Nucleus’ great public plunder is so entertaining because Gavin Belson is directly responsible, through the firing of Richard and surrounding himself with sycophants, for the Nucleus streamers missing the UFC finishing move of the century. More

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    Silicon Valley, Ep. 2.05, “Server Space” shows how pride drives the show

    Silicon Valley is a show about pride. Even with all its expertly dumb gags like the aforementioned monkey spanking the monkey and Richard paranoid that his night sweats are going to turn into bed wetting, the show is following through with this idea that pride is the main motivator for the movers and shakers within Silicon Valley the place. At Hooli, that pride is causing Gavin Belson to give not two shits about one of the brightest minds in the world who has come to work for his company in favor of putting all of his effort into a guy who spends valuable resources making a giant potato cannon that may have to power to kill. For Belson, losing the compression race to Pied Piper, a company started by a guy he used to employ, will be the ultimate blow to his ego and so he, being made entirely of ego and juice cleanses, will stop at nothing in order to prevent that shameful loss. And fear of shame seems to be something of a corporate culture at Hooli, as Belson’s drones working on Nucleus are too afraid to tell their superior how incredibly behind schedule they are. More

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    Silicon Valley, Ep. 2.01-2.02, “Sand Hill Shuffle” & “Runaway Devaluation” sets up the new status quo

    The second season of a show, if it is lucky enough to get one, is its most important. Season two is where the writers, producers, and cast have a chance to build up what works and cut the fat. Silicon Valley’s first season brought the show to a place prime for second season rejiggering, with an established world and tone, cracker jack dialogue, and performances both subtle and grandiose. But the unfortunate death of Christopher Evan Welch, who played the angel investor for the show’s startup, gave Mike Judge and Co. the added challenge of having to move forward without one of its key actors and narrative tools. More

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    Watch the ‘Silicon Valley’ Season Two Trailer

    Mike Judge’s critically acclaimed tech comedy Silicon Valley is back for a second season. Season one ended with the success in Silicon Valley‘s “live-in start up business incubator,” as Pied Piper triumphed at TechCrunch Disrupt once Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) wrote some inspired last minute code to help their compression algorithm outperform the rival Nucleus software […] More

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    Watch the THR Television Roundtable sessions, featuring showrunners, performers, and more

    Over the years, The Hollywood Reporter has gained a reputation for their Roundtable sessions, in which they gather notable figures to candidly discuss their professions, their work, and the industry at large. With television inceasingly gaining prestige to rival movies, the site has expanded their roundtable coverage to include the small screen as well. Their […] More

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    The Televerse #145- The Goode Family with Deepayan Sengupta

    It’s another transitional week for television, and television podcasting, with winter shows continuing to finish up while the summer series wait a few more weeks to begin. First we take a look at the week’s comedies, including the season finales of Inside Amy Schumer and Veep, then Sean gives FOX their report card, and afterward […] More

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    The Televerse #145- The Goode Family with Deepayan Sengupta

    It’s another transitional week for television, and television podcasting, with winter shows continuing to finish up while the summer series wait a few more weeks to begin. First we take a look at the week’s comedies, including the season finales of Inside Amy Schumer and Veep, then Sean gives FOX their report card, and afterward […] More

  • Beavis and Butthead used to promote Mike Judge’s new film Extract

    Mike Judge’s slacker cartoon characters Beavis and Butthead (whom he voiced, in the MTV show he also created) appear in a trailer called “Film Forum with Beavis and Butthead.” It promotes Mike Judge’s new film Extract starring, among others, Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis.  In the trailer, Beavis and Butthead are parodying the stiff and […] More

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