In this day and age everything seems to be topsy turvy. We’re in a time that one day you can be struggling in start up to overnight being a millionaire. I’ve known people who have struggled time and time again with their own businesses only to have some of them hit pay dirt. Then when they reached those high levels, it all came crashing down in a blaze of glory. It’s tough to wade through the waters without knowing what you’re up against or doing.
In Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season out now on Blu-ray, the guys from Pied Piper go through much of the same thing. In the beginning of the season Richard (Thomas Middleditch) is finding himself almost looking in from the outside at the company he formed and got off the ground.
The writing is so on point in this season of Silicon Valley you can almost feel the thoughts of Mike Judge just being put down on paper. Richard buts heads with Jack Barker (Stephen Tobolowsky) who it turns out is Richard’s new boss. His vision for Pied Piper is at odds with Richards from what Pied Piper should be selling to even what the cubicles should look like in the office.
The interesting thing about Silicon Valley is how hyper specific the series seems to be on the outside but when you really watch it, everyone can find something relatable in this workplace comedy. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to that have never given the series a chance because they feel like they can’t relate to the people in the series. It’s their loss thought because each of the characters are just like the people in every office place setting.
There are so many subplots this season and all of them land more or less. The guys chemistry really sells the series and three seasons in, they have a simple report that makes the comedy seem effortless. Which is why Silicon Valley keeps getting nominated for Emmys over and over again.
Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season arrives on Blu-ray in a fine transfer thanks to HBO Home Video. The series doesn’t immediately lend itself to high definition viewing. The colors are sharp and crisp, but this isn’t a series where the picture quality is going to jump out at anyone. If it does then it’s probably not a good thing to be honest, this isn’t a series judged by it’s picture, it’s about the writing and the comedy.
Special features available on this release include about six minutes of deleted scenes. Sadly, that’s the only special feature on the release, I was hoping for some audio commentary tracks, or maybe a featurette. Sadly, this is pretty lacking.
Overall, when you have a series this well acted and written things like bonus features seem like afterthoughts. Silicon Valley is one of the best series on television and when you have something this good, the series is the star of the show. The ensemble is on point and each actor brings their A Game to the full series run. If you haven’t seen Silicon Valley yet, I highly suggest checking it out.
Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season is out now on Blu-ray