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Silicon Valley (HBO) -- Season 2 Thread -- premieres 6/14/15




Following their success at TechCrunch Disrupt, the guys of Pied Piper find themselves aggressively courted by every VC in Silicon Valley. With Peter Gregory's company facing major changes, Monica tries to do what's best while dealing with new managing partner Laurie, a competitive bigwig who will do anything to hold onto Pied Piper. Later, Richard makes a decision about the company's future and faces big news from Hooli.

Written by Clay Tarver; directed by Mike Judge.

10 episode 2nd season
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

Looking forward to this--season 1 was really funny, especially the final episode.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

Loved the bar scene and the Twitter wall at Peter's funeral
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

I'm not sure if my entire memory of last season was clouded by the fantastic final episode, but this was really poor. Especially the horrible Peter Gregory replacement. The scenes with her and Monica were horrid.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

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I'm not sure if my entire memory of last season was clouded by the fantastic final episode, but this was really poor. Especially the horrible Peter Gregory replacement. The scenes with her and Monica were horrid.
Huh, I really liked it. I thought it was pretty funny and on point.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

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Loved the bar scene and the Twitter wall at Peter's funeral
Was he or was he not disappointed in SnapChat?

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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

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I'm not sure if my entire memory of last season was clouded by the fantastic final episode, but this was really poor. Especially the horrible Peter Gregory replacement. The scenes with her and Monica were horrid.
yeah but Monica is hot, so....
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

I thought it was great, and while the lady playing Peter Gregory's replacement is a bit over the top, I still found her to be pretty funny.

Plus Run The Jewels playing during the closing credits.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

at how Monica kept rambling on and on about Peter Gregory's death and yet still kept it vague.

Not LOL funny, but it was entertaining.

Nice little tribute to him at the end. Keeping him alive offscreen would have been next to impossible.

Dinesh to Gilfoyle: "Fuck you, I'm Pakistani" I don't know why but I laughed at that.

Glad to see Monica looking out for Richard.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

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Dinesh to Gilfoyle: "Fuck you, I'm Pakistani" I don't know why but I laughed at that.
Coincidentally, a recent article on Salon.com mistakenly referred to Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) as a regular on The Big Bang Theory. The writer was confusing him with British-Indian actor Kunal Nayyar who plays Raj on TBBT.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

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Renewed for a third season
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

Pretty solid season debut. Started off a little slow, but definitely picked up steam towards the end. I think the female Gregory replacement is a little too close to how he acted, which seems like an odd choice, but I guess I can live with it. Excited to see where they go this season.

I'm screening these episodes for my development team at work. They're very well received.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

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at how Monica kept rambling on and on about Peter Gregory's death and yet still kept it vague.

Not LOL funny, but it was entertaining.
I was actually laughing, then my wife started yelling "How did the asshole die?!" which made me laugh even harder.

I thought this episode was a great start. I'm glad it already got picked up for another season.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

I don't think it is quite as brilliant as Office Space but it is pretty close. It's satire but so close to the truth it almost plays straight. Probably super cheap to make too for HBO to balance out the $200 million they will spend on Season 6 of GOT. There was more CGI last night in the first episode of GOT last night than maybe the entire first season, and most of it was super subtle and effective.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

I enjoyed it. Yeah the show is kind of silly and not LOL funny, but it's amusing and has a certain charm, bringing enough laughs to keep me interested.

Loved the negotiating strategy with all the capital firms.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

Just a really fun show, happy To have it back
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

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Coincidentally, a recent article on Salon.com mistakenly referred to Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) as a regular on The Big Bang Theory. The writer was confusing him with British-Indian actor Kunal Nayyar who plays Raj on TBBT.
Does David Brent write for Salon.com?

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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Sand Hill Shuffle" -- 4/12/15

"Your logo looks like a sideways vagina and I find that racist."

Great to have this back. This show just makes me happy.
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"Your logo looks like a sideways vagina and I find that racist."

Great to have this back. This show just makes me happy.
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Silicon Valley (S2E02) -- "Runaway Devaluation" -- 4/19/15




In the wake of Hooli's bombshell, Richard and the guys struggle to find a backer as they face legal and financial woes. Monica attempts to balance her interest in Pied Piper with her job. A cash-strapped Dinesh tries to put an end to the Kickstarter campaign for his cousin's new app, Bro. Richard gets a surprising offer.

Written by Ron Weiner; directed by Mike Judge.

Episode 2 of 10


Renewed for a 3rd season last week
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E02) -- "Runaway Devaluation" -- 4/19/15

Well, now we know the repercussions when you whip your balls out onto a re-purposed table in a boardroom. Loved the ending to the credits. I sure as hell hope they don't sell out to that idiot.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E02) -- "Runaway Devaluation" -- 4/19/15

I liked the ending. I thought that after the music was over we'd hear the answer - but I guess not. I chuckled when near the end Richard started eating.

Belson has a point though. The guys are all idealistic and everything, but they really wouldn't be much different if/when they grew Pied Piper into a corporation. When you have shareholders to account to, the bottom line is very important and you need to be extremely competitive to make those shareholders happy.

I normally like Gilfoyle's torturing of Dinesh, but I thought he was being too much of a dick to cost Dinesh his much-needed money.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E02) -- "Runaway Devaluation" -- 4/19/15

My favorite ending on a show in a long time. Great way to close it, especially eoth both of their mannerisms the entire time.
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E02) -- "Runaway Devaluation" -- 4/19/15

Just found this show and have to say I'm hooked. It's a really great show! Binged watched all of Season 1 and up-to-date on Season 2. Love it!
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Re: Silicon Valley (S2E02) -- "Runaway Devaluation" -- 4/19/15

BTW, what happened to Big Head?

He was collecting a paycheck from Hooli for essentially doing nothing, but other than giving Richard a heads-up on what Hooli was up to - not having him back makes his storyline last season seem even more irrelevant. Richard and him are no longer friends?

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