Coming to Bluray this week from HBO Home Entertainment is the comedy straight out of the age of startups with “Silicon Valley: The Complete Second Season.”
Pied Piper is a team led by Richard (Thomas Middleditch) along with Erlich (T.J. Miller), BigHead (Josh Brenner), Jared (Zach Woods), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) who have just rushed into the technology world with TechCrunch Disrupt.
But Hendricks is pushed when criticisms about his ability to take things in a productive direction comes under fire by venture capitalists. When an offer comes in and seems too good to be true the team realizes the true pressure they are under. Especially when Richard finds out Hooli is suing them for copyright infringement — and at a funeral of all places.
Laurie Bream (Suzanne Cryer) takes over Raviga Capital who has an officer on the table, but when word spreads about the lawsuit Bream takes back the offer. Of course the word ‘lawsuit’ means crazy rolls downhill and it’s taking everyone with it. In steps Russ Hanneman (Chris Diamantopoulos), a man with lots of money and no fear! He tells Richard he’ll go all in and doesn’t care about the lawsuit.
But even Hanneman has something else in mind and Richard sends him packing. It’s not over until it’s over as the gauntlet is thrown down and Hanneman’s “End Frame” takes on Richard’s “Pied Piper.”
When Big Head discovers a Nucleus phone, he takes it to Richard to stop the lawsuit. As the case becomes more entwined with who-did-what-when, it is a small clause in a contract between Hooli and Richard that is a game changer.
So much so that Raviga has interest again and just when the Piped Piper crew thought things were going right for a change – Richard gets the final slap!
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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Silicon Vally: The Complete Second Season” three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. I wasn’t sure about the series when it first stated in 2014 and am now intrigued as to where it is headed. The ensemble cast brings a combination of seriously clever humor and solid storyline.
The Bluray includes 300 minutes with episodes: Sand Hill Shuffle, Runaway Devaluation, Bad Money, The Lady, Server Space, Homicide, Adult Content, White Hat/Black Hat, Binding Arbitration, and Two Days of the Condor along with the special features of Deleted Scenes, Reality Bytes: The Art & Science Behind Silicon Valley, and 6 Audio Commentaries from Cast & Crew.
Although the series is a comedy, it certainly has its jaw dropping moments as the most “qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.” I love that line because it really does explain so much about these uniq ue characters and what they endure in the name of success.
In the end — see genius in a whole new light!