Who knew that so much entertainment could come out of the word “bro”? It may be silly, but this is precisely what was at the core of Sunday night’s new episode of “Silicon Valley.” It was a completely silly half-hour at times, anchored once again by two of our favorite comedy actors working in Zach Woods (Jared) and Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh). It also managed to feature Pied Piper in a far more terrible place than they were one episode ago.
Basically, they no longer have the funding that they once felt they had on lockdown. Not only that, but Erlich burned so many bridges that his attitude and the lawsuit kept there from being any real takers once Monica had to break the bad news to them about her new boss’ orders. Isn’t it nice to have a comedy where there are actual consequences for acting like a buffoon? The best part of the entire failed negotiation process was seeing Erlich be the victim of the exact same thing that he previously did to a poor man’s table.
This episode also had one of the richest Dinesh stories that the show has delivered to date, as it revolved around him trying to help fund his cousin’s “Bro” app despite not actually having the $10,000 from TechCrunch. Hilarious stuff from start to finish as we had an entire storyline about him trying to ensure that a project was not funded on Kickstarter. Ultimately, this is probably the only comedy on TV to try anything remotely this timely. Watching Jared completely get addicted to the Bro app in the process created many silly moments, especially as he started to try to view different Bro statements in varying degrees of context.
Sure, this episode failed to accomplish much, but we admittedly do not mind much so long as we are laughing as much as we were throughout here. Grade: B+.
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