Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that was Initially considered as a film before it was rewritten into a TV series – Silicon Valley
Opening title Sequence / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a silicon valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper- IMDb
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Thomas Middleditch – Richard Hendricks
T.J.Miller – Erich Bachman
Josh Brener – Nelson “Big Head” Bighetti
Martin Starr – Bertram Gilfoyle
Kumail Nanijiani – Dinesh Chugtai
Amanda Crew – Monica Hall
Zach Woods – Donald Dunn
Matt Ross – Gavin Belson
+ The Weissman Score was something created by the writers to try and convey a metric to an audience that might not necessarily be well-versed in computer programming. But the producers had Stanford researchers actually develop a legitimate equation that is slowly gaining traction in the research community.
+ Zach Woods has been known to improvise some of his lines on the show, including, “My uncle used to say, ‘you look like someone starved a virgin to death.'”
+ The equation for jerking off a roomful of dicks is the subject of a genuine 12-page scientific article that’s been published.
+ Kumail Najiani, who plays Dinesh, is actually from Pakistan and one of his college majors was in Computer Science.
+ The introduction is constantly updated based on the formation of new companies, old ones being bought up, etc.
+ Co-creator Mike Judge calls it “Office Space for modern times.”
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