Silicon Valley – the hit HBO comedy based on the startup ecosystem in the eponymous area in San Francisco is back with its fifth season. Is it as hilarious as the previous seasons? Read our review to find out!
Cast:Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Josh Brenner, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Ross
Created By: Mike Judge, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky
Running Time: 28-30 mins
The fifth season starts off with Richard(Thomas Middleditch) & his team getting new offices. They have a new team of coders who are hired to work on Richard’s vision of a new decentralized internet. Jian Yang tries to prove that Erlich is dead in order to usurp his property. Although he succeeds initially a series of events leads to him going back to China.Jared(Zach Woods) is promoted as the COO. Gilfoyle(Martin Starr) & Dinesh(Kumail Nanjiani) continue with their games of one upmanship leading to rip roaringly hilarious results. Gavin Belson is focussed on releasing the Signature Box 3, which has a phallic logo. After a deal with Bream/Hall goes awry, Peter takes up on Gilfoyle’s idea of creating a cryptocurrency for Pied Piper.Monica Hall(Amanda Crew) follows her heart & take up on Richard’s offer to join Pied Piper as its CEO. But is this enough to save Pied Piper from Laurie’s wrath for ditching her in favor of cryptocurrency? Does Richard & team again blow it all up or do they get their act together & make Pied Piper a success? These two questions can only be answered after watching the last episode of the season.
As usual the cast is superb. Gilfoyle’s dead pan dialogue delivery style & his quarrels with Dinesh takes the cake. They have been doing nothing new in terms of their character traits, but it doesn’t bore you one minute!There is too much happening in the 20 odd minutes to let your mind wander. The jokes are hilarious. The screenplay is superb & keeps you guessing till the last minute. Gavin Belson being back in full form as the CEO of Hooli was welcome. Fans hoping for the romance to blossom between Monica & Richard will have to wait longer.
T.J Miller was one of the best characters of the show. It is sad how he was written off the show due to his personal troubles. Other iconic characters like Big Head(Josh Brenner) too doesn’t have much of a role this season. We do hope to more of them in the sixth season.
Fans of the show definitely won’t be disappointed with this one. Do watch it soon, if you haven’t already!
Our Rating: (4 / 5)
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