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Silicon Valley: The Complete Second Season (2015/HBO Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: C+

HBO and Mike Judge's Silicon Valley continues with a Season 2 (2015) that continues its hilarious look at tech culture. Partially inspired by Mike Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s, this comedy follows the lives of five software developers who try to develop a new software platform that will change the world, while living together in Silicon Valley where the computer industry is booming. The show stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, and Josh Brener.

The show is a cross between Mike Judge's own now-beloved Office Space (reviewed elsewhere on this site) with the tone/language of David Fincher's The Social Network. While I feel like the first season was a bit funnier and had more replay value, this Second Season has some great moments and made me chuckle quite a few times as well. If I was more keen on some of the tech language and inside jokes, I'm sure I would enjoy the show more.

10 episodes comprise Season 2 including Sand Hill Shuffle, Runaway Devaluation, Bad Money, The Lady, Server Space, Homicide, Adult Content, White Hat/Black Hat, Blinding Arbitration, and Two Days of the Condor.

Presented in crisp 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 track that doesn't disappoint on each episode, as usual with HBO releases, all is solid and comparable if not better than the original HBO digital broadcast. There is also a Digital Copy of all of this season included.

Extras include about twenty-minute minutes of content on the second disc including Making of Silicon Valley, TechCrunch: Disrupt!, and The Hacker Hostel.

- James Lockhart



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