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Silicon Valley

  • 2016
  • Season 3
  • 10 episodes
  • Comedy

Summary

Richard and his Pied Piper pals find themselves under the rule of a new CEO who is hell-bent on transforming everything from their offices to their business agenda in Season 3 of the hit comedy series.

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Episode 1: Founder Friendly

Summary

When Pied Piper founder Richard Hendricks is ousted as CEO of his own company, he goes on the warpath. With other high-profile software businesses keen to bring him on board, he threatens to quit rather than be demoted, but has crippling doubts when he gets a glimpse of the project he would actually be working should he leave. Meanwhile, Gavin Belson looks for another way to stay on top at Hooli. Return of the comedy, starring Thomas Middleditch.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

HBO’s razor sharp satire on the West Coast tech business starts series 3 at the exact moment where season 2 ended. Our lovable geek hero Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) has been voted off the board of his own company Pied Piper and his compression algorithms may never be the same again. Once again it’s smart and frantically paced, but it’s the sheer variety, depth and nuance of the many fantastic characters that gives this show its edge. Erlich Bachman (TJ Miller) is exquisitely narcissistic and obnoxious but also oddly kind and loyal to his team; in fact his many fabulous one-liners make him strangely adorable. Fans will also be glad to hear that Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) is also back (and in trouble) as is another of my personal favourites, the hapless, grotesquely over-promoted “head dreamer” Nelson “Big Head” Bighetti.

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  • Episode 1

    Founder Friendly

    Summary

    When Pied Piper founder Richard Hendricks is ousted as CEO of his own company, he goes on the warpath. With other high-profile software businesses keen to bring him on board, he threatens to quit rather than be demoted, but has crippling doubts when he gets a glimpse of the project he would actually be working should he leave. Meanwhile, Gavin Belson looks for another way to stay on top at Hooli. Return of the comedy, starring Thomas Middleditch.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    HBO’s razor sharp satire on the West Coast tech business starts series 3 at the exact moment where season 2 ended. Our lovable geek hero Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) has been voted off the board of his own company Pied Piper and his compression algorithms may never be the same again. Once again it’s smart and frantically paced, but it’s the sheer variety, depth and nuance of the many fantastic characters that gives this show its edge. Erlich Bachman (TJ Miller) is exquisitely narcissistic and obnoxious but also oddly kind and loyal to his team; in fact his many fabulous one-liners make him strangely adorable. Fans will also be glad to hear that Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) is also back (and in trouble) as is another of my personal favourites, the hapless, grotesquely over-promoted “head dreamer” Nelson “Big Head” Bighetti.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    RichardThomas Middleditch
    Gavin BelsonMatt Ross

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