Silicon Valley (2014– )
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Richard is a computer programmer. He has to choose between a $10 million deal with Gavin Belson and a $200,000 deal with Peter Gregory, in exchange for his cooperation to make the idea of a super compressing algorithm change the world.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Middleditch ... Richard Hendricks
T.J. Miller ... Erlich Bachman
Josh Brener ... Nelson 'Big Head' Bighetti
Martin Starr ... Bertram Gilfoyle
Kumail Nanjiani ... Dinesh Chugtai
Christopher Evan Welch ... Peter Gregory
Amanda Crew ... Monica Hall
Zach Woods ... Donald 'Jared' Dunn
Jill E. Alexander ... Patrice (as Jill Alexander)
Jack Foley ... Pitcher
Charan Prabhakar ... Javeed
Rogelio T. Ramos ... Another Executive (as Rogelio Ramos)
Biff Wiff
Herschel Boone Herschel Boone ... Herschel
Jared Cohen Jared Cohen ... Jared


A computer programmer, Richard, develops a computer algorithm that compresses files like no other. Richard lives in a house full with programmers and works for a computer company called Hooli. When Richard shows his idea off, Gavin Belson, head of Hooli, offers him 10 million. While another billionaire offers him 200,000 for 5% of his company. Richard has to figure out whether he wants to sell his company right off, or stay with it and use the funding from Peter Gregory. Written by James Hake

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6 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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The phrase "making the world a better place" makes its debut - twice. Javeed says that Goolybib is MTWABP..."through constructing elegant hierarchies for maximum code re-use and extensibility." Gavin Belson (on the Hooli shuttle video) says that Hooli is MTWABP..."through minimal message-oriented transport layers." See more »


The product of the hexadecimal numbers 9 and F is 87 (135 in decimal, as F has a value of 15), not what is presumably F5 ("fleventy-five") as Erlich said. See more »


Big Head: [regarding the mansion they're visiting] Fucking Goolybib, man. Those guys build a mediocre piece of software that might be worth something someday, and now they live here. Money flying all over Silicon Valley but none of it ever seems to hit us.
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Promising Show
16 April 2014 | by tboy17-551-494274See all my reviews

I was looking for some Light-weighted show and I thought of giving this show a try and I must say, I am not disappointed.

This guy Richard is a computer programmer living in an incubator with other programmers and working for a company Hooli. He makes an app pied-piper using an algorithm which compresses data.Realizing the potential of this algorithm,his boss Gavin Belson offers him a great deal of 10 million dollars and on the other hand he receives a deal of 200,000 dollars for 5 percent of his company from Peter Gregory if he starts one.

Now he has to go for the best deal-either to sell his idea or to start his own company.This show will bring more twists. Looking forward to more of it.

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