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  1. As the douchebags start piling up in HBO's "Silicon Valley," maybe Erlich isn't so bad?

    Forgive the lateness of this: I've been stuck at Sterling Cooper writing 19,000 words about the Mad Men series finale and all 91 other episodes. Silicon Valley isn't anywhere near the same level as Mad Men in terms of documenting the emotional contours of a workplace. Nevertheless, "Homicide," this second season's sixth episode, touches on a number of salient issues facing workers in the new tech economy -- and most fascinatingly, accurately paints the Valley as just as ruthless, cutthroat, and "douchey" as any industry where people stand to make cash by the fistful.

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  2. After going three whole episodes without being sexist, the gender problems of HBO's "Silicon Valley" are back!

    Last season at its worst, HBO's Silicon Valley was unfunny, boring, sexist, and insulting to Valley workers who don't fit neatly into the awkward-straight-male-obsessed-with-his-own-penis paradigm.

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Sean Parker? Marc Cuban? Chris Sacca? Who is "Silicon Valley"'s Russ Hanneman, really?

    Last Sunday's episode of Silicon Valley, "Bad Money," was probably the best of the entire season. And it was all thanks to the addition of douche ex machina Russ Hanneman, a foul-mouthed, open-shirted, orange-McLaren driving asshole whose douchiness is matched only by his cluelessness. (The act of Hanneman scratching his own sports car with the rivets of his jeans says it all).

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Douche ex machina: "Silicon Valley" --and Pied Piper -- find their savior in the show's very own Sean Parker

    Both Silicon Valley and its protagonists' startup Pied Piper may have found their savior -- and it arrived in a McLaren the color of a Flintstone Push-Up Pop, blaring Limp Bizkit's "Nookie."

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  5. “It’s sexist, but it’s about friendship”: Episode 2 of "Silicon Valley" Season 2, reviewed

    Like last year, I'm reviewing every episode of Silicon Valley, Season 2. Read last week's recap here.

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Don't fear the down round: What HBO's Silicon Valley gets right and wrong about negotiating a lower valuation

    While the unevenness of the jokes in last Sunday’s season two premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley, “Sand Hill Shuffle,” really can’t be debated, the viability of one of the episode's major plot lines definitely warrants further examination.

    By Dennis Keohane , written on

    From the News desk

  7. HBO Now is the exception to the cord-cutting rule

    HBO's standalone video-streaming service has debuted on the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. It's called HBO Now, and it costs just $15 per month -- much less than it would normally cost to access HBO, since it usually requires a cable subscription.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Comcast keeps on screwing its customers by blocking HBO Go on the PS4

    Comcast appears to be incapable of not screwing over its customers.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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