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About SILICON VALLEY & Episode Guides

About SILICON VALLEY & Episode Guides

Silicon Valley Premiered on HBO on  April 06, 2014

About the Show:
In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Mike Judge (“Office Space,” “Beavis & Butthead,” “King of the Hill”) brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in the new comedy series SILICON VALLEY. Partially inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, the show kicks off its eight-episode season this April.


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Thomas MiddleditchRichard
T.J. MillerErlich
Josh BrenerBig Head
Martin StarrGilfoyle
Kumail NanjianiDinesh
Christopher Evan WelchPeter Gregory
Amanda CrewMonica
Zach WoodsJared Dunn
Matt RossGavin Belson

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Season 1

Episode 1: Minimum Viable Product (Apr/06/2014)
Attending an elaborate launch party, Richard and his computer programmer friends - Big Head, Dinesh and Gilfoyle - dream of making it big. Instead, they're living in the communal Hacker Hostel owned by former programmer Erlich, who gets to claim ten percent of anything they invent there. When it becomes clear that Richard has developed a powerful compression algorithm for his website, Pied Piper, he finds himself courted by Gavin Belson, his egomaniacal corporate boss, who offers a $10 million buyout by his firm, Hooli. But Richard holds back when well-known investor Peter Gregory makes a counteroffer.

Episode 2: The Cap Table (Apr/13/2014)
After a celebratory party at the Hacker Hostel, Richard and Erlich learn that Peter Gregory won't pay up until they deliver a viable business plan that includes a slimmed-downed staff. A desperate Richard hires former Belson underling Jared, and they set about trying to trim the fat. While Gilfoyle and Dinesh prove essential, Big Head's place in the company is less certain.

Episode 3: Articles of Incorporation (Apr/20/2014)
While Gavin Belson begins to hype Nucleus, a competing compression platform, Richard learns that the name Pied Piper is already registered to a sprinkler company, forcing him to negotiate. Meanwhile, Erlich goes on a vision quest for a new company name, and Peter Gregory proves elusive when one of his companies asks for money.

Episode 4: Fiduciary Duties (Apr/27/2014)
At Peter's toga party, Richard drunkenly promises to make Erlich a board member, which he regrets the next morning. After being unassigned at Hooli, Big Head finds others like him who have made careers out of doing nothing. Richard struggles to put Pied Piper's vision into words for a presentation without Erlich; later, he discovers an interesting connection between Peter and Gavin Belson.

Episode 5: Signaling Risk (May/04/2014)
Erlich asks a graffiti artist to design Pied Piper's logo with some controversial results. Richard finds out that he doesn't have much time to get ready for a live demonstration at TechCrunch Disrupt.

Episode 6: Third Party Insourcing (May/11/2014)
A hacker called 'The Carver' is hired by the team, when Pied Piper's cloud needs some help. Richard is on edge because of the reputation the hacker has. Jared is determined to get Peter's signature. Dinesh gets caught up in a sexual dilemma.

Episode 7: Proof of Concept (May/18/2014)
Richard is concerned he won't finish his demo in time as TechCrunch Disrupt opens. He soon gets distracted by the rumors a ex-girlfriend is spreading about him. Jared isn't happy with the position that Amanda has been given within the company. Dinesh falls in love. Erlich's connection to a scandalous judge may ruin the Pied Piper's chances.

Episode 8: Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency (Jun/01/2014)
Pied Piper competes against Gavin Belson at TechCrunch Disrupt.