Friday, May 15, 2015

What I’m Watching: Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley: Season 2, Episode 5 “Server Space” (B+)

Not having any servers is definitely an issue for this up-and-coming company, and it’s not as if their funding is going to be able to solve that for Pied Piper. Gilfoyle volunteering to build all the servers on his own was a surprise since he never seems up for doing anything, but of course that came with two caveats, both of them problematic. That he wanted to be able to relax in the home space that was also his work space is understandable, but his inability to allow Dinesh to help in any way screwed them over since he felt so compelled to try to do something that he brought down the power of the whole block. Erlich’s wheelchair-bound neighbor was not too happy about that, as evidenced by his drawn-out detour to come tell them to their faces how he felt, and that’s just another hurdle that Pied Piper will have to overcome. Jared living in the garage wasn’t too shocking, and of course Richard’s attempt at being a good person would lead to him being the one who has to share a room with him. I’m not sure which is worse: Jared shouting commands in German in his sleep or Richard waking up drenched from what is either night sweats or peeing himself. Life certainly isn’t glamorous at this moment, but it is plenty entertaining as the bright promise of a new space is quickly overtaken by the reality of a growing size in an increasingly constricting house.

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