SILICON VALLEY Recap: “Proof of Concept”

     May 20, 2014

In “Proof of Concept,” Silicon Valley has set up the future of Pied Piper (and their terrible, forgettable logo) regarding the TechCrunch Disrupt competition, but it also had a lot to say about women and sexuality.  As it has done all season, Silicon …

SILICON VALLEY Recap: “Third Party Insourcing”

     May 12, 2014

In Silicon Valley‘s “Third Party Insourcing,” the satire and character-building were both exceptionally high.  It was also just a hilarious episode, and reminiscent of some of Mike Judge‘s other work (like King of the Hill in particular).  As the Pied …

SILICON VALLEY Recap: “Signaling Risk”

     May 4, 2014

“Signaling Risk,” Silicon Valley’s fifth episode, probably contained its broadest comedy yet.  For a show that has thrived on subtleties and quick turns-of-phrase though, that also means that the episode didn’t quite live up to its prior standards.  This time, …

SILICON VALLEY Recap: “Fiduciary Duties”

     April 27, 2014

In “Fiduciary Duties,” Silicon Valley explored the theme of seeing things for what they really are.  Silicon Valley itself, like L.A. or any boomtown with a lot of money, is a place that easily chews up and spits out those …

SILICON VALLEY Recap: “Articles of Incorporation”

     April 20, 2014

In its third episode, “Articles of Incorporation,” Silicon Valley continued to explore every step of the startup process.  As the series has shown, almost all aspects are ripe for satire.  “Articles of Incorporation” also deftly continued the process not only …

SILICON VALLEY Recap: “The Cap Table”

     April 13, 2014

The most important element of Silicon Valley‘s “The Cap Table” was that it was an episode devoted to what most series would have made a montage.  The nitty gritty of Richard starting his own company, building it up from scratch, …