Pointless Nonsense

Posted in tv by Bill on April 7, 2014

amandacrewSilicon Valley is Mike Judge’s new show on HBO about a tech startup. The pilot was only ok, but promising. The laughs are pretty infrequent, but a lot of the characters and situations ring true. The douches who talk about their app like it will solve world hunger, the cult-like company cultures.

The main character is actually the worst actor in the cast, I think. He’s just “guy in over his head” and while he fits the coder role just fine, I don’t particularly like him or find him funny, which is weird for a comedy protagonist. Martin Starr plays the satanist coder guy, T.J. Miller plays the older stoner still riding on a one-time modest success story, that guy from The Internship is yet to really make an impression on me but he seems right for a comedic programmer, Kumail Nanjiani as the token South Asian guy, and Amanda Crew plays the only woman who has a line in the pilot (pictured, because she’s hot).

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