Silicon Valley (2014– )
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Proof of Concept 

Richard has trouble getting Pied Piper ready in time for the TechCrunch Disrupt, while Erlich realizes he slept with the wife of one of the judges of the contest.

Director:

Mike Judge

Writers:

Clay Tarver, Mike Judge (created by) | 2 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Amanda Crew ... Monica Hall
Zach Woods ... Donald 'Jared' Dunn
Jill E. Alexander ... Patrice (as Jill Alexander)
Bobak Bakhtiari ... Immedibug CEO
Shainu Bala ... Yoga Master CEO
Ursula Burton ... Female Judge
Bobo Chang ... Flingual CEO
Isaac Cheung ... BitFlenser CEO
Efrain Gomez Efrain Gomez ... Systobase CEO
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Richard has trouble getting Pied Piper ready in time for the TechCrunch Disrupt, while Erlich realizes he slept with the wife of one of the judges of the contest.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Recreating TechCrunch Disrupt not only involved using both actual footage of the real event and the same printers who do the real event's banners, signage and credentials, but also clearing every single fictional tech company name they concocted just in case it had been taken by a real company. One such name that didn't clear was "Co-Techs," picked due to its phonetic similarity to the feminine hygiene product Kotex. See more »

Quotes

Erlich: There's been some developments. You know how I fucked Melcher's old wife? I fucked his new wife too.
Richard: What?
Erlich: Don't worry, he's not gonna find out. I left way before he got back last night, and I didn't go back this morning until twenty minutes after he'd left.
Gilfoyle: You went back?
Dinesh: How many times did you fuck this woman?
Erlich: The old wife or the new wife?
Dinesh: The new wife.
Erlich: Last night or this morning?
Richard: Erlich, what were you thinking? This is kind of a big day today.
Erlich: Relax, he's not gonna find out. She's not gonna ...
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References Cloud Atlas (2012) See more »

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Stretch Your Face
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Performed by Tobacco
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i am not obsessed with you..
2 June 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Silicon Valley

Another cultural phenomena for the nerds, initiated after a massive success of The Big Bang Theory; who too follows up the similar path, comes this eerie, not-your-usual-sitcom and is definitely not for everyone, where content is considered prior to the punch line of the joke which is why it has the potential to withhold its existence and maintain its quality for longer period. Silicon Valley is a finely detailed insight on the technical world and is infomercial to the outer world where the writer keeps its smart in here and doesn't spend its time wasting on explaining the actions or events (even the references mentioned) occurring in here which makes the audience engaged throughout the course of it in order to not get derailed. As mentioned earlier, it is not a "hilarious" show and fortunately nor does it aspire to be which eliminates the ridiculous efforts of it that usually sitcom falls into. One of the major dilemma in here would be the strength of the star cast, that isn't convincing on performance level which is non-negotiable. The supporting cast like Kumail Nanjiani and Martin Starr is what helps draw out the most of the laughs from the series and is also an example of perfect bonding as the relation is quite similar to a sibling where both the parties is trying to prove their superiority.

Season 01

The first seasons are always their best, as that is how the series gets lift up for further season and writers aren't afraid to explore more on wider range territories. The first eight acts in here are mostly working out as bolder, bigger and newer steps for the characters and the amount of drastic change that they do receive from the surrounding the reside in. Such tiny aspects have been well taken care by the writers and the primary reason behind it all would be the awareness of the trajectory that they are about to embark upon in future.

Proof Of Concept

It is conceptually overridden considering the material it offers but its perspective and execution is something that steals the show and changes the game where even though one can predict the outcome, it certainly is entertaining to encounter when it all hits on screen.


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