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While I enjoyed it, I found it more interesting then funny. Will watch a few more.

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Alas, I've already given up. Couldn't get past 10 minutes.
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I've enjoyed both episodes so far. It's funny, but the characters are also sympathetic, especially the main character who didn't even realize that his company was even registered.

"Who was the first woman you shook hands with?"
"The postman lady."
"Wait...it was a lady post being a man?"
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For some reason, I was very amused by the whole Teutonic/tectonic exchange.
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I've enjoyed both episodes so far. It's funny, but the characters are also sympathetic, especially the main character who didn't even realize that his company was even registered.

"Who was the first woman you shook hands with?"
"The postman lady."
"Wait...it was a lady post being a man?"

Haha, I didn't even catch that.

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I have been watching, and enjoying the show, but I have not been really laughing. Last night I had my first laugh out loud moment when pestilence guy threatened to drive up there and kick his ass. From that point on I felt it was domino of comedic moments.
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I enjoyed this episode too. Some funny lines like Hitler actually being the Hitler of music and all of Zuckerberg's friends suing him and the payoff with Burger King was quite good too.

The show got renewed for season two.


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I loved the whole interplay regarding US citizenship, particularly with Bertram requesting to be paid in cash or Bitcoin, or when Dinesh said that he had been asked about Al-Qaeda 14 times during his lengthy naturalization process. While Mike Judge did not write the episode, that had his style written all over it.

I've also got to say that there is many episodes worth of mileage the writers can get by making the startup's primary product a highly effective lossless compression algorithm. Smart move there.
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I actually laughed twice during this episode. That it twice as much as previous episodes. I will give it a couple more to see if it holds my interest.

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"I just got an Amber alert for Rogilio Sanchez..."
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"He ate the whole bag of gold caps... awesome!" tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
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I thought the guy in the liquor store with the parking lot app was hilarious.

"That's why I'm quiiiitttting! What can I do for you, dude?"
"I need to return this margarita machine...because...I'm completely broke and I need money for food."
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First time I've laughed at this show was the group repeatedly stating their names over and over under the theory that if you personalize yourself you won't be attacked 😃
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First time I've laughed at this show was the group repeatedly stating their names over and over under the theory that if you personalize yourself you won't be attacked 😃

That was a great moment.

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I loved both of the first two episodes of Silicon Valley. I have known and worked with enough of the kind of brainy but nerdy young guys depicted in the show to have been thoroughly charmed by it. It is funny but often telling too. I'm onboard for the foreseeable future.
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I'm definitely on board. I've found at least a few real funny/interesting moments in each episode so far.
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I like that the Seth Rogen-ish guy is funnier than Seth Rogen.
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Oh man, that bathroom scene was so funny. I literally almost spit out what I was eating. That scene alone buys more episodes for me.

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hilarious


this show is nailing it

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this show is nailing it

It sure is. I like the creativity in having different music set for each episode's intro.

The petty feud between Belson and Gregory, and the lengths they are willing to go through to one-up the other, is perfectly executed. That's what happens when socially awkward people have way too much money. At that point there's not much else to accomplish other than being "better" than the people you secretly despise.

Belson's yes-man spiritual advisor is probably the most punchable character on the show, and there are lots of characters that should be punched in the face.
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Caught all 5 episodes on a whim last night .. great stuff .. Mike Judge strikes again .. subscribed ..

Sheldon, eat your heart out .. wink.gif

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Caught all 5 episodes on a whim last night .. great stuff .. Mike Judge strikes again .. subscribed ..

Sheldon, eat your heart out .. wink.gif

Glad you are enjoying the show too, partner. It is bloody wonderful. In another life, one of my jobs was in IT, so I knew a lot of guys who were the spitting images of our Silicon Valley bunch. I have particularly enjoyed the performances of Christopher Evan Welch as the quintessentially weird but hysterically funny, Peter Gregory. His performance in the last episode at the toga party and while listening to Erlich's pitch on Richard's behalf had me howling. It's a damn shame that Welch died.
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Glad you are enjoying the show too, partner. It is bloody wonderful. In another life, one of my jobs was in IT, so I knew a lot of guys who were the spitting images of our Silicon Valley bunch. I have particularly enjoyed the performances of Christopher Evan Welch as the quintessentially weird but hysterically funny, Peter Gregory. His performance in the last episode at the toga party and while listening to Erlich's pitch on Richard's behalf had me howling. It's a damn shame that Welch died.

Before most of the computer World became throw a way and buy new, I owned a Computer Repair and Custom Build business for 10 years .. back in the early '90's thru early '01 ..

The "incubator" rent some space in a persons home apparently is pretty wide spread in that part of the World ..

I thought the "sesame seed / Burger King" bit was brilliant ..

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Glad you are enjoying the show too, partner. It is bloody wonderful. In another life, one of my jobs was in IT, so I knew a lot of guys who were the spitting images of our Silicon Valley bunch. I have particularly enjoyed the performances of Christopher Evan Welch as the quintessentially weird but hysterically funny, Peter Gregory. His performance in the last episode at the toga party and while listening to Erlich's pitch on Richard's behalf had me howling. It's a damn shame that Welch died.
Sadly, the restaurant scene with Welch in this last episode was his last scene ever.
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Sadly, the restaurant scene with Welch in this last episode was his last scene ever.

That is sad news .. I had no idea .. passed in December

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I thought this week was hilarious. From the stupidity of teleconferencing tech problems. to the awkward dinner scene, to the mural - "I'm already smiling why did he have to give me the thumbs up?" - the banter and TJ Miller's racism quandaries.

TJ Miller kind of annoyed me in the opening episodes but since they toned down his bluster and made him as awkward as everyone else I've grown to really like him.

If anyone doesn't listen to the Harmontown podcast Kumail Nanjiani has been delivering comedy gold semi-regularly for the past year. The racism discussion this episode reminded me of some of his funniest conversations.


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I listen to the doug loves movies podcast and Kumail is one of my favorite guests. Is that Harmontown his podcast?

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I listen to the doug loves movies podcast and Kumail is one of my favorite guests. Is that Harmontown his podcast?

Harmontown is Dan Harmon's podcast, but Kumail is there almost every week now to hang out for two hours, play Dungeons and Dragons or be the comptroller.

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TJ Miller kind of annoyed me in the opening episodes but since they toned down his bluster and made him as awkward as everyone else I've grown to really like him.

Couldn't agree more! T.J. Miller's Erlich was so abrasive early on that he got on my nerves. As we have come to know Erlich, though, he has grown on me. As noted in an earlier post, I thought his scene as Richard's designated pitch man was funny and had a quirky sweetness to it, too.
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Erlich had his finest moment in the series thus far, dealing with those punk kids. biggrin.gif
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