Friday, March 25, 2022

What I’m Watching: Super Pumped

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber: Season 1, Episode 4 “Boober” (B+)

Travis being perfectly okay defending his “public persona” to Gabi suggests that he really doesn’t care how he’s perceived along the way to his success, and that’s one of the main reasons he’s going to bring about his own downfall. It was particularly disheartening to see Austin speak to Travis about Gil’s unwelcome advance and then adapt his unacceptable answer as her own when Susan came to her with a report of how she had been mistreated. It’s good to see actress Eva Victor from “Billions” as Susan, and another guest star from the same show was Rob Morrow, who played Eddy Cue. I could also tell that the music was similar, which makes sense given that it also comes from that show’s composer, Brendan Angelides. Other notable actors in this episode included David Krumholtz as Sergey, who was especially happy to snub Travis, Chelcie Ross from “Mad Men” as David Bonderman, and, most significantly, Uma Thurman as Arianna Huffington, who didn’t need much convincing after initially taking herself out of consideration. Bill stopping Travis to make sure he understood the significance of Gil’s back porch was an important moment that he didn’t heed, and now Travis is going to have a major problem on his hands thanks to Quentin’s implementation of a geofence that didn’t account for employees who lived a substantial distance away from the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Something tells me we’re still far away from Travis being ousted, but this is definitely bad news for him and he is absolutely to blame for getting creative to ensure that he can break the law.

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