Friday, June 2, 2017

What I’m Watching: Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley: Season 4, Episode 6 “Customer Service” (B+)

Having Gavin Belson on board is an unpredictable thing, but having him leave a project seems to be even more poisonous. Richard has never been one to present things in the most effective manner, focused on the strength of the tech and unable to comprehend why anyone couldn’t comprehend the brilliance of the science. I like that Richard tried a baby metaphor with an angry Russ when he stopped by and saw it fail so miserably since that had actually happened in very literal terms with Russ. I was thrilled to immediately recognize the actress who played Dan Melcher’s fiancée as Leisha Hailey, who I haven’t seen since her standout role throughout all of “The L Word.” This part was somewhat fun for her, particularly when she described just how awful the sex with Richard was, and I hope that this is the start of a major career resurgence for her. I also spotted another famous face I haven’t seen in years, Haley Joel Osment, who looks a whole lot different than he used to and appears to be Erlich’s new business partner and a way for him to get in on the ground floor with Laurie and Monica’s new company. Dinesh and Gilfoyle’s phones accidentally being cloned and merged was a humorous subplot which nearly gave Dinesh the upper hand when Gilfoyle violently smacked him so that he could flush his phone, but, as usual, Gilfoyle came out on top by damning Dinesh to an eternal state of guessing and never knowing what dirt he could have discovered.

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