April 21, 2017 at 9:16 am #1202072717
I’m very interested indeed! I think the shows had its best moments in season 1 – the others were still good, but not at same levels as the first one when I really laughed a lot. There are too many great shows airing in this period, so Silicon Valley risks getting ignored, but I won’t make this mistake! 🙂April 21, 2017 at 9:37 am #1202072728
To quote Jarred from the trailer for season 4, “WOOOOOOO!”April 21, 2017 at 10:40 am #1202072806
I’ve been excited for a while about this. Veep, Silicon Valley, and Game of Thrones (now the Leftovers) have always been my favorite Sundays.April 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm #1202072902
Preliminary 82 on Metacritic, which would make this its worst season yet. Maybe the critics feel a bit burned after initially rating last season so well. It had a higher score than Veep last year (90 to 88), but Veep ultimately did far better in the top ten lists that accounted for the whole season. It is frustrating because this show has so much goodwill from all of its industry nominations and consecutive Critics’ Choice wins, but they are not going to have a hope at closing the gap at the Emmys unless they have their best season.
Curious about the ratings because this will be the first time that it has ever not aired immediately after Game of Thrones. Veep hit a series low this week in same-night ratings leading out of The Leftovers and Girls instead of Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley. It even did worse than The Leftovers, which was cancelled of course. Silicon Valley should be able to beat The Leftovers, but it could be close if Silicon Valley is extra dependent.April 22, 2017 at 11:18 pm #1202073827
Episode: Success Failure
Synopsis: In the wake of Pied Piper’s clickfarm scandal, the guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper’s video-chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base. Erlich (T.J. Miller) faces resistance from Big Head’s dad (Patrick O’Connor), while Gavin (Matt Ross) balks after Jack (Stephen Tobolowsky) steps on his toes at Hooli.
Having a hard time adjusting to his company’s pivot, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) gets sage advice from an unexpected source, leading him to a big idea that could change his future. Written by Alec Berg; directed by Mike Judge.
Season premiere, folks… Discuss!April 22, 2017 at 11:27 pm #1202073840
I watched the trailer again and I’m sort of pissed because they literally stole a joke word for word from one Day at a time. The whole joke in the trailer about mansplaining was exactly the same as it was in One Day at a Time.April 22, 2017 at 11:49 pm #1202073856
Watched the first three episodes. Not peak Silicon Valley, but they are fine. Kumail Nanjiani was the standout and the second episode is probably his tape. Zach Woods gets some great moments as always. Stephen Tobolowsky and Chris Diamantopoulos are main cast now, which means that they have a twelve-person regular ensemble. Suzanne Cryer was not in the first two episodes. Matt McCoy is back as their lawyer; no sign of Haley Joel Osment.April 22, 2017 at 11:55 pm #1202073863
Watched the first three episodes. Not peak Silicon Valley, but they are fine. Kumail Nanjiani was the standout and the second episode is probably his tape. Zach Woods gets some great moments as always. Stephen Tobolowsky and Chris Diamantopoulos are main cast now, which means that they have a twelve-person regular ensemble. Suzanne Cryer was not in the first two episodes. Matt McCoy is back as their lawyer; no sign of Haley Joel Osment.
Do you think Nanjiani can get a nomination based on what you’ve seen. He has a lot of buzz from the Bug Sick so I’m wondering if that can push him to a nomination.April 22, 2017 at 11:56 pm #1202073865
I would think that Critics’ Choice winner T.J. Miller is first in line, then Zach Woods because people seem to like him the best.April 23, 2017 at 8:16 pm #1202074499
Same old same old. Not bad, but we’ve been here before.April 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm #1202074575
It was just fine. Nothing special. Nothing bad. My grade: B-April 24, 2017 at 5:15 am #1202074825
Success Failure works as a solid season premiere, but it’s still very much getting into its stride. In terms of plotting and setting up the season, it’s very effective, but the jokes were pretty flat, and just makes it a fine episode. Thomas Middleditch was good, Zach Woods stole a few scenes again, and it looks like Kumail Nanjiani will have a lot to do this season, which is an exciting prospect. Overall, it’s good, not great, with hopefully better to come as the season progresses.April 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm #1202080159
Episode: Terms of Service
Synopsis: Richard butts heads with Dinesh, whose new position goes to his head. Later, Richard discovers interesting data about PiperChat’s users. Erlich makes a play to be involved in Jian-Yang’s new app; Jared sets ground rules in his friendship with Richard; Gavin’s paranoia over Jack’s enthusiasm causes him to make a rash decision.
Discuss this tomorrow! Hopefully better than the premiere.