Silicon Valley - Season 1 DVD|
In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The show charts the rising fortunes of Richard an introverted computer programmer who lives in a “Hacker Hostel” start-up incubator along with his friends Big Head Gilfoyle and Dinesh. These social misfits live under the watch of Erlich a dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free – as long as he gets a 10% stake in their projects. Stuck working part-time at a large tech company called Hooli Richard’s obscure website Pied Piper is going nowhere fast. But when a mid-level Hooli executive is apprised of the value of the site’s novel compression algorithm Richard finds himself caught in the middle of an extreme bidding war between Hooli founder Gavin Belson and independent billionaire venture capitalist Peter Gregory. Episode List: Minimum Viable Product The Cap Table Articles of Incorporation Fiduciary Duties Signaling Risk Third Party Insourcing Proof of Concept Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency Bonus Features: Hacker Hostel Tour Tech Crunch: Disrupt The Making of Silicon Valley Audio Commentaries Episodes 1-8from£6.09 | RRP:
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All eight episodes from the first season of the HBO sitcom set in Silicon Valley. The series follows computer programmer Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch) as he forms his own startup company after receiving investment from venture capitalist Peter Gregory (Christopher Evan Welch), who is impressed by Richard's data compression algorithm used in his Pied Piper music app. Meanwhile, after Richard declines rival company Hooli's offer to buyout the app for millions of dollars they reverse engineer the algorithm and create their own product. Richard and his team race against time to complete their project in order to present at TechCrunch Disrupt, where Hooli CEO Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) is also due to appear. When the Hooli product turns out to be superior to Pied Piper Richard spends the night trying to improve the compression engine. Will he succeed in time? The episodes are: 'Minimum Viable Product', 'The Cap Table', 'Articles of Incorporation', 'Ficuciary Duties', 'Signaling Risk', 'Third Party Insourcing', 'Proof of Concept' and 'Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency'.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play All eight episodes from the first season of the HBO sitcom set in Silicon Valley The series follows computer programmer Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch) as he forms his own startup company after receiving investment from venture capitalist Peter Gregory (Christopher Evan Welch) who is impressed by Richard&39;s data compression algorithm used in his Pied Piper music app Meanwhile after Richard declines rival company Hooli&39;s offer to buyout the app for millions of dollars they reverse engineer the algorithm and create their own product Richard and his team race against time to complete their project in order to present at TechCrunch Disrupt where Hooli CEO Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) is also due to appear When the Hooli product turns out to be superior to Pied Piper Richard spends the night trying to improve the compression engine Will he succeed in time? The episodes are &39;Minimum Viable Product&39; &39;The Cap Table&39; &39;Articles of Incorporation&39; &39;Ficuciary Duties&39; &39;Signaling Risk&39; &39;Third Party Insourcing&39; &39;Proof of Concept&39; and &39;Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency&39;
Average Rating for Silicon Valley - Season 1 - 5 out of 5
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Silicon Valley - Season 1Claire Milne-Smith
Mike Judge has done some of my favourite TV shows and films over the years. He created Beavis & Butt-head and King of the Hill back in the 90s, as well as writing and directing the brilliant office comedy film Office Space, and more recently Extract.
Last year, he came back to TV with a brand new comedy - Silicon Valley. The show is Judge's first ever go at a live-action series, switching out his animated characters for real-life people, and the result is absolutely brilliant. Probably the funniest new series of last year, and also one of the best.
The show revolves around a group of young tech-savvy guys in their 20s who find themselves suddenly hitting the big time in California's renowned hub for tech companies, Silicon Valley. They soon have hugely lucrative competing offers on the table from people who want to work with them or buy them out.
The premise of the show is strong as it is, but it's the characters that really make it worthwhile viewing. T.J. Miller (who recently appeared in Transformers: Age of Extinction) is a real stand-out, absolutely hilarious in pretty much every scene. And Martin Starr, of Freaks and Geeks fame, is great as a fleshed-out adult character (something he's usually not given a chance to do). And the lesser-known Thomas Middleditch really does well as the lead, Richard, who essentially serves as the founder of this new company.
The writing and directing is really sharp, bringing out the comedy in a great way. And it just goes to show that HBO is willing to commit to series that go outside mainstream programming - The Big Bang Theory is popular, of course, but this is really different and, personally, much better. You wouldn't likely find a show like this on any of the major American networks.
You find yourself wanting more, with only eight episodes in the season. Fortunately, HBO's given the second season an extra two episodes, starting in America in a few weeks in April. So now is the perfect time to catch up if you haven't seen it yet.
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