Take this pill, and you turn into a human supercomputer. Careful though, ‘cause it’ll kill you. That’s the premise of CBS’s new crime drama Limitless, a sort-of sequel to the 2011 Bradley Cooper flick. The show kicked off last night, and has Cooper serving as executive producer and appearing as the hero-turned-villain…
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.
A man buying coffee has a bad case of the dizzies, which honestly happens to me fairly regularly before I consume caffeine in the morning. But if you think he just needs his cup of morning java then hoo boy have you got the wrong show. This is CSI-Fucking:Cyber and we are about to witness some INTERNET CRIME.
Last night’s Silicon Valley, “The Lady,” gets its title from two places: First, there’s a new programmer on the Pied Piper team, and it’s a womaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnn (Oprah voice).
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!
The Pied Piper gang finally has its Ari Gold, and that’s a good thing. Silicon Valley has been distinguishing itself this season by how deftly its satire straddles the line between realism and absurdism, but it’s been intermittently subdued.
Want to not get murder-kidnapped by a hyper-sexual control freak? CSI:Cyber provides a very helpful guide on what not to do: Don’t use your phone’s location services while taking selfies if you’re a 5’2 brown-haired young girl who uses social media! Duh.
The line between satire and just accurately portraying The Way We Tech Now is very, very thin on Silicon Valley. “Runway Devaluation” has a plot that manages to be utterly silly and completely plausible.
Our episode begins with Special Agent Avery Ryan (played, as always, by Oscar Winner™ Patricia Arquette) trapping and releasing a giant spider/metaphor in her office, to reiterate to viewers that she is both capable of catching devious creatures and ~compassionate~ enough to release them.
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…
We open in a movie theater, where two guys are arguing about cell phone etiquette. This discussion is perhaps the only vaguely realistic element of tonight’s episode, which is by far the dumbest CSI: Cyber installment yet, and yes, I am aware that is a bold statement.