Art Imitates Life, Silicon Valley Imitates Gizmodo.com

I didn’t get to watch Silicon Valley’s “Binding Arbitration” until this afternoon because of WWDC, so apologies for the late post. In the penultimate episode, we’re treated to some solid courtroom drama, Jared quoting Hitler, and a plotline should ring a thousand bells for anyone who read Gizmodo five years ago. » 6/08/15 7:45pm 6/08/15 7:45pm

CSI: Cyber Ends With a Bitcoin Bounty Hunter and Creepy Revenge Hack

CSI: Cyber’s double-header finale has everything wonderfully horrible about this incoherent, paranoid baloney sandwich of a show: Overwrought melodrama, gargled tech jargon, comical graphics, an extensive array of stylish vests, and Oscar Winner™ Patricia Arquette grimacing her way through a hefty career mistake with… » 5/14/15 6:30pm 5/14/15 6:30pm

CSI Cyber and the Sick Killshot Ratio of Death

Most CBS procedurals skew conservative—this is, after all, the network that gave us NCIS, essentially a military police porno for old people— but last night’s episode of CSI:Cyber was like an hour-long PSA co-written by Glenn Beck, the Concerned Mothers Against Video Games, and my mom after my brother almost failed AP… » 5/13/15 9:25am 5/13/15 9:25am

Silicon Valley and the Shit-Slinging Robot Monkey Hand

Even though Silicon Valley primarily follows (and mocks) a small startup, the show has always been stellar at satirizing the tech establishment. This week’s episode uses a wearable robotic monkey hand to make a point about how the big companies can be the biggest (and sometimes most literal) shitshows of them all. » 5/11/15 3:30pm 5/11/15 3:30pm

CSI Cyber and the Juice Jacking Airplane Wi-Fi White Whale 

I pride myself on being able to figure out twists on network procedurals, but I hope this is the first and last time I have to type these objectively humiliating lines: CSI:Cyber really pulled the rug out from under me in tonight’s episode! I was genuinely surprised by what I perceived to be an unexpected twist! » 4/30/15 5:33pm 4/30/15 5:33pm

Silicon Valley Season Premiere: Negging Three-Foot Cocks 

HBO’s second-most-popular returning show about shifting alliances and desperate, bold power plays in an unpredictable and vicious world on the brink of howling collapse came back last night. The second season premiere of Silicon Valley had 4000% fewer dragons than Game of Thrones and exactly two (2) fewer bare butt… » 4/13/15 4:14pm 4/13/15 4:14pm

Halt and Catch Fire Episode Four: Donna Is Here to Solve Everything

Halt and Catch Fire has so far failed at delivering us the TV drama about the rise of the personal computer that we deserve. In episode four last night, we see a small glimmer of hope, as the one character who might be Cardiff Electric's saving grace has also become the show's lone redeeming quality. How meta! » 6/23/14 4:40pm 6/23/14 4:40pm