Silicon Valley: Tech Evangelist
April 17, 2018 9:12 AM - Season 5, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Richard attempts to woo a new client; Gavin's team ponders a cryptic message; Jared gains intel from Big Head.

(description via hbo)
posted by everybody had matching towels (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 


I think "Undead sex offender" the fictional game by K-hole games would easily go platinum in the current game market. So not so much of a joke as a sad commentary on the gaming industry.
posted by some loser at 10:16 AM on April 17, 2018


"Oo...That's gonna be a closed casket."
posted by doctornecessiter at 10:31 AM on April 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


TIL: I need much more Mandarin hiphop in my life.
posted by soren_lorensen at 11:28 AM on April 17, 2018 [2 favorites]


This was a pretty good episode. I'm sorry, but I don't like Jin Yiang as a character, necessary though he may be. Maybe it's better to think of him as a Kramer.
posted by rhizome at 4:35 PM on April 17, 2018


For a moment I thought Undead Sex Offender was Killing Floor 1 but it's not. I'm not sure if it's an actual game or just something they threw together with Unity or whatever.

TBH the Christian subplot bugged me a lot- "poor us, the persecuted American Christians" is a schtick I was sick of twenty years ago and I'm not sure if this is Mike Judge's politics coming through or what.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:00 PM on April 17, 2018 [4 favorites]


Yeah, that was a dig out of left field, I wonder what the endgame is for that. AD Miles is a frickin' pro, though. I wonder if they got him as a favor or something? Is he still writing for Fallon? IMDB only lists him for this episode, so maybe it's a one and done.
posted by rhizome at 6:04 PM on April 17, 2018


Most of this episode (minus the Jared and Gilfoyle bits) just felt slow and off. I just wanted it to end.

Okay maybe I'll take that back a bit, because I did kind of like the Hooli lackkeys attempting to interpret what the bear covered in honey meant. Maybe it's just Richard I've had enough of this season.
posted by sardonyx at 6:47 PM on April 17, 2018


yeah i dunno i kinda got a bit of a racist vibe from the Jin-yang character. I won't miss him. I mean, his whole thing about ripping off existing american companies and re-launching them for them for the chinese market is just the latest stereotype to be trotted out for a laugh. jmo.
posted by some loser at 8:58 PM on April 17, 2018


his whole thing about ripping off existing american companies and re-launching them for them for the chinese market is just the latest stereotype to be trotted out for a laugh

And it's not like China is a backwater -- they've already got all that crap!
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:03 AM on April 18, 2018


I was disappointed that Jin-yang evicting the guys wasn't used to give Jared an opportunity to use the lessons about landlord/tenant law he so painful learned with his condo tenant.
posted by mullacc at 3:50 PM on April 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


Or even Jin-yang's past experiences with Erlich trying to kick him out could have been informative to the guys, but nope, that would have been too much like they had learned a lesson, taken it to heart and grown as characters, which this season seems to want to prevent from happening.
posted by sardonyx at 4:28 PM on April 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


The whole "the bear is sticky with honey" subplot was amazing.
posted by potrzebie at 11:24 PM on April 22, 2018


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