Mike Judge's "Silicon Valley" (HBO Show)

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"Technolojesus!"

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:06 (five years ago) link

First episode got off to a slow start but two and three are A+++.

It's less mean than I expected.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:07 (five years ago) link

kinda feels like mike judge could/should be in the prime of his career right now... but this show is really bad. and the movie 'extract' was easily one of the worst movies i've ever seen.

write 500 words of song (sleepingbag), Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:10 (five years ago) link

no way it's hilar

idontknowanythingabouttechnlolgeez (waterface), Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:12 (five years ago) link

i feel like it's prtty mean!

idontknowanythingabouttechnlolgeez (waterface), Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:12 (five years ago) link

extract was garbage but this show is kinda gentle and funny and likable but also mean and martin starr owns. i like that they are willing to go for the dumb shit like homeboy eating all the shrooms.

clay tarver from chavez is involved in this somehow too

adam, Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:19 (five years ago) link

I've only watched like 1.5 episodes of this and thought it was kinda weak. I really don't like the main character and the incubator guy at all, not funny or compelling. A lot of the material seems obvious to me. Nanjiani and Starr kind of save the show from being a complete waste of time.

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:47 (five years ago) link

I could see it getting better.

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:47 (five years ago) link

homeboy eating all the shrooms

See also: Soshonna eating all the shrooms; Turtle eating all the shrooms. Did Charlotte ever eat all the shrooms?

That's So (Eazy), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:32 (five years ago) link

she fuckin should have

idontknowanythingabouttechnlolgeez (waterface), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:34 (five years ago) link

More Nanjiani/Starr, more Christopher Evan Welch (he's so great in this show), less everyone else.

Herbie Handcock (Murgatroid), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:36 (five years ago) link

feel like it really hit its stride with the 3rd ep, and a lot of Mike Judge's usual tropes/angles are popping up - the aggressive juxtaposition of race/class, drug-related hijinks, etc.

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:40 (five years ago) link

This sounds like maybe the best thing ever

crunchy righteous rojo rings (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:43 (five years ago) link

why is the guy front and center on the poster not Ben Chaplin when he looks exactly like Ben Chaplin (15 years ago)

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:52 (five years ago) link

See also: Soshonna eating all the shrooms; Turtle eating all the shrooms. Did Charlotte ever eat all the shrooms?

yes the dumb shit

adam, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:55 (five years ago) link

more Christopher Evan Welch

that might be challenging

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Thursday, 24 April 2014 18:24 (five years ago) link

This show is really funny. Everyone OTM about it hitting its stride in episode 3.

Martin Starr as a "La Veyan Satanist with theistic tendencies" A+

Quinoa Phoenix (latebloomer), Thursday, 24 April 2014 18:45 (five years ago) link

i know some guys who've made it pretty well on mobile programming and this show is really resonating. it's not the best thing ever, but it's solid and worth a watch

building a desert (art), Saturday, 26 April 2014 04:11 (five years ago) link

I've only seen the first ep so far, but it seems like this is the sort of show that is so OTM it might resonate most with those closest to its subject/subjects, which is a pretty small, rarefied group, in the end. Everyone knows what it's like to sit on a couch and watch MTV. Everyone knows what it's like to work in an office. Or at the least, everyone knows someone like the subjects of B&B or "Office Space." This one is a tad tougher, because the attention to detail jokes could be lost on folks (like, I dunno, me) unfamiliar with the world of programmers and VCs. Though I suppose "The Social Network" works as a tacit primer. It played the subject as tragedy; this one plays it as comedy.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 26 April 2014 13:03 (five years ago) link

i think this is... mostly good... but kind of ruined by the lead/main character, who needs to be at least remotely likeable or root-forable for the show to work.

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 02:32 (five years ago) link

asian kid getting scolded for leaving fish guts in the sink was....

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 02:44 (five years ago) link

I feel like the guy who plays Peter Gregory is by far the best thing about the show...and the actor died in the middle of shooting this season, so he's not going to be on it for very long.

some dude, Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:14 (five years ago) link

haha as Hurting kinda pointed out already

some dude, Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:15 (five years ago) link

ep 4 was a step back - really think this might have been funnier as Martin Starr + TJ Miller and the guy from Veep failing their way through a series of ridiculous startups?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:19 (five years ago) link

why is the guy from veep on every show. i think he is on three shows right now?

Clay, Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:20 (five years ago) link

I feel like the guy who plays Peter Gregory is by far the best thing about the show...and the actor died in the middle of shooting this season, so he's not going to be on it for very long.

― some dude, Monday, April 28, 2014 11:14 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

whoa, i didn't know that, and i agree that he is, or rather was, great. sad!!

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:51 (five years ago) link

puke shot was funny but yeah this episode wsa a little shapeless

leaned on the Jobs/Wozniak joke a few too many times now

more than any of the specific to Silicon Valley stuff, it feels like the best things about the show are the simple stuff about starting a business.

ryan, Tuesday, 29 April 2014 15:52 (five years ago) link

Ginsberg lawyer guitar solo was pretty funny

there's been a pretty consistent subthread throughout the show of Silicon Valley folks desperately wanting to be seen as/occupying the same social space as rock stars

i love the little touches in this show such as the picture of Lenna on richard's wall

diamonddave85‌ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:01 (five years ago) link

ha yeah ginsberg was good. he's a charismatic actor.

ryan, Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:02 (five years ago) link

feel like the actresses hired to be interested in party guests could have been a whole episode and not one throwaway joke, but maybe thats just me wishing this was party down

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:02 (five years ago) link

ginsberg dude seemed like a rebooted scott baio

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:28 (five years ago) link

joanie love s1ocki

idontknowanythingabouttechnlolgeez (waterface), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:28 (five years ago) link

loves

idontknowanythingabouttechnlolgeez (waterface), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:28 (five years ago) link

and tbh as much as i love martin starr i feel like his character is written like a less funny version of roman from party down

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:29 (five years ago) link

otm hey guys just swap sci fi for religion, hilarious

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:32 (five years ago) link

yeah Martin Starr feels very underused in this, i can't think of more than one really good line he's had. even T.J. Miller and Kumail Nanjiani aren't really being used to their full potential really.

some dude, Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:46 (five years ago) link

they're doing a good job of not letting TJ overwhelm things imo. but yeah, too many characters overall for them to get decent showcasing

Gritty Shakur (sic), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 22:55 (five years ago) link

Love the Tobacco music

calstars, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:33 (five years ago) link

The cigar-playing is exquisite

Quinoa Phoenix (latebloomer), Wednesday, 30 April 2014 01:10 (five years ago) link

they picked a hell of a week to reference david choe

http://guardianlv.com/2014/04/facebook-artist-in-trouble-after-recent-podcast/

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Monday, 5 May 2014 11:39 (five years ago) link

the silicon valley episode of veep did everything this show is trying to do 1000x better

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 5 May 2014 13:05 (five years ago) link

You are probably right, but it is still good.

under the cobblestones, le dogshit (xelab), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:07 (five years ago) link

racism stuff in this was A+

PLATYPUS OF DOOM (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:11 (five years ago) link

like really racist?

socki (s1ocki), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:16 (five years ago) link

really clumsy ep

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:21 (five years ago) link

feel like you guys are "judging" this television show.

mattresslessness, Monday, 5 May 2014 23:22 (five years ago) link

Yeah I was really happy with this season and that was the best ending they could've done, I think.

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 01:38 (four months ago) link

shades of veep!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 01:43 (four months ago) link

"..., WeWork, ..." Also Laurie in jail.

Great closer.

nickn, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 06:19 (four months ago) link

Laurie's lines alluding to prison culture

a u.s. government department (mh), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 15:27 (four months ago) link

^^ echoes of kevin spacey's bizarre frank underwood response to his outing as a creep

10,000 mani-gecs (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 December 2019 23:44 (three months ago) link

Bighead as president of Stanford was too perfect

― Οὖτις, Monday, December 9, 2019 6:45 PM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

title icks

10,000 mani-gecs (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 December 2019 23:45 (three months ago) link

I though they called you Bighead because your name is Bighetti

mh, Saturday, 14 December 2019 03:20 (three months ago) link

I expected the big AI joke to be that it would take on the personality of Russ.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 14 December 2019 23:33 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Late pass, but finally saw the series finale - way, way better than I anticipated it might be. I think that was the right approach and served the characters pretty well. OF COURSE Gilfoyle and Dinesh wouldn't stop working together and I lolled at the NSA response from Monica, even if I'm not sure I buy that particular career move for her character.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 January 2020 18:23 (three months ago) link

i liked the finale a lot, after being sick of the show for the final couple of seasons

bidenfan69420 (jim in vancouver), Friday, 3 January 2020 18:26 (three months ago) link

hot dog/not hot dog is something I think about a lot

sarahell, Friday, 3 January 2020 22:40 (three months ago) link

This guy from a hair replacement commercial had to be the inspiration for Russ' new hair, right?

https://i.imgur.com/vSSOlMf.jpg

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 4 January 2020 05:00 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i realized today that thomas middleditch is the nu-andy dick - the actor who makes up for always playing nerds on tv and in movies by being extremely horny in real life

na (NA), Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:39 (two months ago) link

polyamory dorks

na (NA), Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:44 (two months ago) link

what's he done now?

bidenfan69420 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:48 (two months ago) link

so, you're saying this guy fucks

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:53 (two months ago) link

oh, that was already discussed (maybe itt) back when it came out. I'm quite happy to hear people talking about swinging and polyamory but the tidbit in the interview, that he dropped his need for a marriage that included swinging on his wife right after they got married, is pretty uncool seeming

bidenfan69420 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 January 2020 23:55 (two months ago) link

Avenue 5 has Jared playing Jared in space (I barely made it through the first episode).

... (Eazy), Friday, 24 January 2020 00:02 (two months ago) link

yeah given iannucci and the cast i'm legit shook by how bad the first ep was

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 24 January 2020 00:20 (two months ago) link

i saw the trailer for that, and i was totally unclear on what it was supposed to be -- the Fifth Element plus politics, idk -- but I did note, "It's Jared! Space Jared!"

sarahell, Friday, 24 January 2020 03:57 (two months ago) link

the Fifth Element plus politics, idk

it's Red Dwarf with a big cast

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Friday, 24 January 2020 04:00 (two months ago) link

Ah I was wondering about that new show and was considering checking it out : so it's bad ?
As for the final season of SV, it was cool indeed. The final ep and "are we gonna fail at failing??" was fun and a nice way to end it.
I specially liked Gavin ending as a co-writer of soft porn books.
And Russfest was great indeed !

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 24 January 2020 12:34 (two months ago) link

Avenue 5 is not BAD bad, it’s just resolutely nothingy. (Which makes it atrocious by Ianucci’s standards.)

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Friday, 24 January 2020 12:47 (two months ago) link

(opinion may be revised down to properly full-on bad if the two twist revisions on the opening premise don’t resolve into a coherent new premise in ep 2)

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Friday, 24 January 2020 12:55 (two months ago) link

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2019 season is nominated in the 2019 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2019 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends January 31

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (4 minimum, 25 maximum, organized by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail by end of day today. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 14:27 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

I'm quite getting into Avenue 5.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 23 March 2020 12:09 (two weeks ago) link

is it actually getting funny? we saw the first ep and never watched another

Mordy, Monday, 23 March 2020 14:44 (two weeks ago) link

we tried a second and gave up

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Monday, 23 March 2020 14:45 (two weeks ago) link

It's finished now and was very hit & miss. A few good jokes scattered throughout but easily the worst Iannucci show I've seen by some margin.

groovypanda, Monday, 23 March 2020 14:53 (two weeks ago) link

i got through three episodes; it is shockingly bad imo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 23 March 2020 15:10 (two weeks ago) link

oh man it’s great. especially given the current moment. stick around for the airlock scene.

maura, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 13:08 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah I wouldn't go as far as great but the second half is well worth watching.

Doubling down on out of date information (aldo), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 13:15 (two weeks ago) link

What does the space show have to do with Silicon Valley? Isn't it related to Veep?

Anyway, we're finally almost done with the final season of SV, and it's been pretty satisfying/funny.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 13:57 (two weeks ago) link

same creator

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:17 (two weeks ago) link

as Veep

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:17 (two weeks ago) link

Jared’s in Avenue 5 iirc?

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

and it is on HBO -hence the SV connection

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

same creator as veep
in the sunday 10 pm hour a la silicon valley
zach woods is in it (my favorite role tbh)

maura, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:24 (two weeks ago) link

But this isn't the Veep thread?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

pinning this on the "(HBO Show)"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:38 (two weeks ago) link

considering SV has ended, it isn't a horrible breach of etiquette to talk about related shows on this thread?

sarahell, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:36 (two weeks ago) link

I mean, go for it! It don't cost nothing. It's just that the only thing they have in common (besides network) is Zach Woods (who was also in Veep). So I was just confused, because the show is from the creator of Veep and stars a star of Veep and so on, and I wasn't sure if they were related in some other way.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:43 (two weeks ago) link

Zach Woods worked with Iannucci before Silicon Valley, so the link is even more tenuous

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:50 (two weeks ago) link

we're discussing it here bc what we all agree is that it doesn't merit its own thread

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:52 (two weeks ago) link

I, too, would like to see the Avenue 5 talk taken elsewhere. I loved SV and Veep but will not likely watch this. Thanks for accommodating.

Yelploaf, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:07 (two weeks ago) link

A thread for Armando Iannucci's VEEP

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:22 (two weeks ago) link

TS: Rye bread or Pumpernickel?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:34 (two weeks ago) link

Hot Dog / Not Hot Dog

sarahell, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:44 (two weeks ago) link


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