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Old 06-16-2017, 09:24 PM   #1851
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Re: Silicon Valley - New HBO Sitcom from Mike Judge

recently rewatched some of last season, forgot how funny this show was. the jacket and erlichs uptick speech had me lolling
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:03 PM   #1852
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Re: Silicon Valley - New HBO Sitcom from Mike Judge

Was watching the first couple episodes of the season with my wife.

Where the **** has Bighead gone the last few episodes?
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:45 PM   #1853
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Great episode!
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:49 PM   #1854
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one last JIAN YANGGGGG
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:09 PM   #1855
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"As a product of forced adoption...." Lololol

Watched TJ Miller's HBO special, well some of it anyway. Stopped paying attention somewhere in the middle, it was pretty awful.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:19 AM   #1856
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ya his special was really bad, at least the 15mins I managed to watch before giving up.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:35 AM   #1857
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I will say though that Richard is becoming pretty unbearable for me. At least in his petty actions, they seem way over the top even for his character. His cringe encounters are great though
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:51 AM   #1858
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Eesh - I really didn't like it. From what the show once was to what it is now, it's just depressing. Now it's all about whirlwind pacing, twists and turns, and then at the end of the episode not much has actually happened except that you care less about the characters since they're just glorified plot devices. I really hope that next year they do a reset and go back to the long game.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:41 AM   #1859
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Rizz,

Totally agree, felt super gimmicky all the way through.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:15 AM   #1860
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only time I laughed was "i have uncle in shanghai. hes very corrupt"
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:26 AM   #1861
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"As a product of forced adoption...." Lololol

Watched TJ Miller's HBO special, well some of it anyway. Stopped paying attention somewhere in the middle, it was pretty awful.
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ya his special was really bad, at least the 15mins I managed to watch before giving up.
Yeah it sucked. Being there live has a different effect on you, because I thought his live show last weekend was pretty good.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:04 AM   #1862
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law and order is less formulaic than this show
Yeah, pretty much. The show still has its hilarious moments and I'm obv plot committed / going down with the ship at this point but not sure how many more times I can stomach these guys going from poors-to-millionaires-to-poors inside a half hour. Bring back the season-long plotlines stat.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:51 PM   #1863
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"As a product of forced adoption...." Lololol

Watched TJ Miller's HBO special, well some of it anyway. Stopped paying attention somewhere in the middle, it was pretty awful.
Ya, my first thought was this is what happens when a comedian has to many things on his plate, the stand up suffers. The same thing happened to Louis CK and he noticed where now he is just focusing on stand up from what I hear. Not saying TJ is even in the same league but with all his other side products that's the only thing I can come up with for such a sorry HBO special.

I'm surprised HBO let it slip thru quality control, it has more Comedy central special quality to it.

edit: just found this, he kinda talks about what I was talking about, just too much on his plate, that and what you guys are talking about, the repetitive nature of the show

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Old 06-19-2017, 11:30 PM   #1864
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no. He's just not funny and self important.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:06 AM   #1865
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Jamiroquai was the only quality joke. Very meta.

TJ Miller standup is not good. He has one joke about his driver's license photo that's legit, but try watching his hour+ set from Chanute Kansas in which he muses on countless 'quirky' establishments of Chanute; really terrible. His other stuff not much better.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:58 AM   #1866
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I disliked TJ Miller before it was cool
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:46 AM   #1867
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only time I laughed was "i have uncle in shanghai. hes very corrupt"
but that was amazing
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:06 PM   #1868
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Eesh - I really didn't like it. From what the show once was to what it is now, it's just depressing. Now it's all about whirlwind pacing, twists and turns, and then at the end of the episode not much has actually happened except that you care less about the characters since they're just glorified plot devices. I really hope that next year they do a reset and go back to the long game.
+2. Fingers crossed for a strong season finale and reset next season.

At this point I feel like the story would have benefited from them integrating the Pied Piper tech into the seafood/seefood app with Jian Yang as CEO. That could have made for a couple funny episodes.

I also hope for more Bighead next season, especially with Erlich gone.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:11 PM   #1869
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Bighead has always been severly underutilized. i don't think that character would suffer with more screentime.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:43 PM   #1870
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:44 PM   #1871
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Bighead has always been severly underutilized. i don't think that character would suffer with more screentime.
I think he's replacing Urlich.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:30 PM   #1872
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Re: Silicon Valley - New HBO Sitcom from Mike Judge

Jared's adoption line ruled. Also lol @ Flula making an appearance as the developer of Peace Faire.

Oh, and the Balmer reference and everything involved in getting rid of Erlich. Solid episode over the last couple weeks.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:19 AM   #1873
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The constant ups and downs for the team has got to stop.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:35 PM   #1874
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I'm 1 episode behind but the cycle of an ups and downs in the show has gotten absurdly short. They didn't even take the time to show Erlich being happy from having 5% of Haley Joel Osment's VR business before they revealed via Richard exposition that he was cut out. I didn't even have time to process that Erlich was getting this huge payday before they showed Erlich depressed. So not only did I not care about any of that arc but also don't care about Richard's revenge plan. Literally have no investment in the show at this point.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:41 PM   #1875
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I didn't even have time to process that Erlich was getting this huge payday before they showed Erlich depressed.
In all fairness, they might have needed to adjust the plot on short notice to write Erlich out of the show.

No idea how early production knew about him leaving, but if that happened towards the end of shooting for the season, that might have had an impact on that weird twist.
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