Here’s a secret: they do. Silicon Valley is a thinly veiled documentary. Just like Spinal Tap.
The first episode of this season felt a bit “forced”. All the funding gibberish mixed with the absence of David Gregory made it a bit stiff. However, the the 2nd one was right back on track, and it looks like the season is going to be great!
OK, you could see what was coming (so to speak) as soon as the arm was attached to the monkey, but it was still hilarious.
What Keko chooses to do with the arm…
What the hell is up with Jared’s nighttime oddity?
That SWOT board was hilarious.
Somebody actually took the time to freeze it and write down all the cards:
UGLY CAN CAR BLOOD SOAKED AND TOTALLED
BLAINE IS DEAD
BLAINE IS NO LONGER ALIVE
SAVES ASSHOLES FROM MAKING MISTAKES IN MATH
DEATH CAPTURED IN HIGH-RESOLUTION SLOW MOTION; HOLDS UP ON REPEATED VIEWINGS
ONE LESS GUY NAMED BLAINE
WEB TRAFFIC GOES VIRAL
BLAINE’S LAST MOMENT IS REALIZING HIS FACE IS GONE
AS A GIANT DOUCHE, BLAINE TORMENTED ETERNALLY IN HELL
A DEAD BLAINE IS A BLAINE THAT CAN’T REPRODUCE
BLAINE SHITS PANTS FROM FEAR, PANTS DISCOVERED UPON DEATH
SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
IMPRESS HOT SATANIST CHICKS BY BOASTING ABOUT BLAINE’S DEATH (GILFOYLE ONLY)
AFTER HITTING BUILDING, FLAT BILL OF CAP MIGHT ACTUALLY BEND
BLAINE DIES SUPER FAST
GINA MARRIES BLAINE IN HOSPITAL OUT OF GRIEF
GINA KILLS SELF OUT OF GRIEF
GINA ENTERS CONVENT OUT OF GRIEF
UNFORTUNATE WINDOW WASHERS MUST CLEAN BLOOD OFF BUILDING
BLAINE’S BLOOD HAS AIDS AND GETS ON KIDS
BLAINE DIES SLOW BUT WE CAN’T SEE IT BECAUSE ONLY FAMILY ALLOWED IN HOSPITAL
BUILDING IS STRUCTURALLY DAMAGED
BLAINE’S FUNERAL TELEVISED; PREEMPTS “STAR TREK: TNG” MARATHON
PEOPLE WEAR T-SHIRTS WITH BLAINE’S FACE ON THEM
GINA NEEDS CONSOLING
BIRDS GET TO EAT PIECES OF BLAINE
CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCED BY ONE BLAINE
GRIEF THREESOME WITH GINA & BLAINE’S HOT MOM?
BLAINE’S ORGANS HARVESTED FOR HOT GIRLS WITH CANCER WHO THEN GRATITUDE-F— US
DEFECATING ON BLAINE’S GRAVE
DIGGING UP BLAINE’S GRAVE, DISHONORING REMAINS AGAIN
DEATH LEADS TO REGULATIONS ON STUNT INDUSTRY – LIVES SAVED
DISHONORING BLAINE’S REMAINS BY PUTTING FUNNY HAT ON BODY, DRAGGING IT BEHIND CAR
URINATING ON BLAINE’S GRAVE
TAKE HIS WALLET AND SHOES IF NOT TOO BLOODY
MASTURBATING ON BLAINE’S GRAVE
AFTER THIS, NOTHING IS EVER AS MUCH FUN AGAIN
VENGEFUL BLAINE SUPPORTERS ACCUSE US OF CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE
OVER TIME GINA BECOMES MORE CLINGY AND LESS HOT
PEOPLE FIND OUT AND IN YOUTUBE DEATH VIDEO, WE GET FLAMED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION
GUILT (DINESH ONLY)
WE CAN ONLY WATCH HIM DIE ONCE
INVESTIGATION AND TRIAL SETS BACK PIED PIPER BUILD
PHILZ COFFEE CLOSES FOR A DAY TO HONOR BLAINE’S MEMORY
For one brief moment, I thought Blaine wouldn’t turn around and see the board. But that wouldn’t have been as painfully hilarious as him reading it. I love this show.
A little voice in the back of my head was still wondering why they [I]brought that board with them to Homicide[/I], but whatever, it was hilarious.
I got the impression it was created while they were at Homicide.
I dunno, I thought they clearly started it at Pied Piper, since they began there with Jared’s existing chart and started taking all his stuff off there to repurpose it. But again, funny enough I didn’t worry too much about it.
They made the board at Homicide. And yeah, it started out as a really funny framing device for Blaine’s apology and moved to the sublime from there.
Thomas Middleditch’s consistently broken, awkward deliveries and body language for Richard in this show is just inspired. Sure it’s majorly exaggerated, but I can completely relate, and seeing the reactions from the other characters is golden.
“Now that I’m spelling ‘billion’ with an ‘m’”
I started watching this show because someone people at work said that the main character is exactly like someone we work with, and 3 episodes in: They’re right!
Just a side note, or an observation, if you will: Thomas Middledtich could play a young Roger Daltry (who? You know, the lead singer for The Who) in a movie about The Who.
Good call, Chuck. I don’t think I’ll be able to unsee that now!
YES. So much this.
This show. Words cannot express how much I have come to love this show. The first season was hilarious as a Spinal Tap style sendup of the Valley and coders and startups and all the quirkiness of the characters. But this season, holy shit, this season has risen to an entirely new level of awesome with the addition of Chris Diamantopoulos to the cast as Russ Hanneman.
The top & bottom teeth smile. “This guy!” I cannot stop laughing every time Russ is on screen. “I have doors that open like this now, not like this!!!” Triple Comma Tequila. And the Delete key bit, I had to pause the DVR because we were laughing too hard to hear what everyone was saying. Throw in absolutely brilliant bits like the Blaine SWOT board, Baghead at Hooli and Erlich’s ever increasing vulgarity during the funding meetings and this is now my favorite 30 minutes of television in a long long time.
All the praise has got me to invest some time in this today, I am 3 episodes into season 1, and it is indeed glorious!
Peter Gregory is amazing in the 3rd episode, Burger King!
UPDATE: Damn this show is good, after I finished the 3rd episode the next day I watched the remained of the season. :)