Friday, May 29, 2015

What I’m Watching: Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley: Season 2, Episode 7 “Adult Content” (B+)

It’s nice to see Richard score a win every once in a while. His frustration with not being seen or heard was compounded by being misidentified as Erlich when he walked in calling himself the CEO, and Russ’ solution of buying the company that stole their idea and essentially swallowing up Pied Piper was hardly fair or intelligent. It’s not too shocking that Pied Piper will end up being a bastion of the porn world rather than some more legitimate industry, and this is one way that they might actually be able to make money. I love that Gilfoyle justified his theft in his usual deadpan way by noting the stupidity of a CEO to leave his password written on a post-it note with enemy programmers in the building. Dinesh’s romance seemed so set to pan out, and of course a saved wi-fi password meant that she had been a former and apparently current flame of Erlich’s, which is a disappointment. I enjoyed the awkwardness of Jared and Richard discussing layoffs within earshot of the employees they might have to lay off. Big Head’s presentation of his miraculous idea was pretty terrific, and the best part was clearly when he revealed to a horrified Gavin that this technology might in fact be available within their lifetimes. That the group decided to take lunch before getting to work is yet another instance of their commitment to unproductivity, a remarkable thing that the maniacal, self-involved Gavin can’t seem to stop and notice.

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