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What should I watch after I finish GOT?

Veep
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2016, 11:08:58 AM »
Started season 5 of Veep last night. I started dozing off somewhere around episode 5 and missed a chunk that I'm going to have to rewatch. Is Jonah running for Congress?!

Oh indeed he is. And it's glorious.
Indeed.

Almost prophetic, in a way.  lol
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2016, 06:11:52 AM »
Got through episode 7 last night. Almost all caught up  :'(

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2016, 10:51:36 AM »
I dare say the pan out from Jonah answering is phone and... describing his recent diet and the makeup of his subsequent bowel movements is the funniest thing I've seen on TV this year.
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« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2016, 01:41:34 PM »
I dare say the pan out from Jonah answering is phone and... describing his recent diet and the makeup of his subsequent bowel movements is the funniest thing I've seen on TV this year.
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2016, 09:40:39 AM »
Started watching Veep as well, finished season 1.

Funny as hell, but I stand by my vote, Silicon Valley is better. Still I look forward to the future seasons of Veep! I would post my favorite quotes from the first season but I might as well do a copy and paste of the Wikiquote page about the show, so many exchangtes are awesome.
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2016, 10:27:44 AM »
Some of the producers/writers for the show are speaking where my wife works this week (a software company, of course).  I am so jealous.
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2016, 05:20:52 AM »
I like VEEP more, I'm currently working my way though the show - just finished series 2.   Huge fan of Armando Iannucci I'm alittle worried to see he left the show as a writer at the end of the forth series, for those who have seen it was there a drop in quality on series 5? 
In a way VEEP surprised me as I never thought it could get anywhere near the quality of 'The Thick of It' (even with Iannucci onboard), but it's not far away at all - it just lacks a sweary Doctor Who  ;D

Sillicon Valley I only watched 3 episodes.  I didn't mind it but I didn't grab me enough to keep watching.
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2016, 07:49:45 AM »
I like VEEP more, I'm currently working my way though the show - just finished series 3.   Huge fan of Armando Iannucci I'm alittle worried to see he left the show as a writer at the end of the forth series, for those who have seen it was there a drop in quality on series 5? 
In a way VEEP surprised me as I never thought it could get anywhere near the quality of 'The Thick of It' (even with Iannucci onboard), but it's not far away at all - it just lacks a sweary Doctor Who  ;D

Sillicon Valley I only watched 3 episodes.  I didn't mind it but I didn't grab me enough to keep watching.

I wouldn't say there was any noticeable fall off at all for season 5. Still top notch, featuring a Jonah arc for the second half of the season that's as good as anything the show's done.
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2016, 02:32:43 AM »
I'm about 6 episodes into series 3 of VEEP and I'm not enjoying this series as much.  It's still decent but it's started to become more disconnected from reality - I'm not enjoying Jonah's blogging subplot at all (although that does seem for the moment to have come to an end).  The satire seems to be more dumbed down this time around.

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2016, 10:45:31 AM »
I recently went through a rewatch of Veep and I loved it even more than before, picking up all the little nuances I didn't at the first go. The jokes are still hilarious. Both shows are so well written I can't decide which I like more, they are different enough to really not be comparable but both make me laugh.
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2017, 09:20:41 PM »
Great season premier for Silicon Valley season 4 and the first two episodes of Veep season 6 have been fantastic.
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2017, 04:33:09 AM »
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2017, 04:35:04 AM »
I've seen both three seasons of Veep and Silicon Valley. I still prefer Silicon Valley, 'cause it hits closer to home (I was born a programmer, even if I don't work in that field anymore), but Veep is fantastic anyway.
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2017, 08:36:09 AM »
Yea, I think working in tech and at a tech start up lead me to love SV a lot because I can relate to a lot of the industry jokes and similarities. 

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #49 on: April 24, 2017, 05:03:38 PM »
Both are off to good starts. Love when I have these shows to look forward to every week.

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2017, 05:10:35 PM »
Also, the continuous references to the data center in Silicon Valley are great since I've been doing that professionally for 10 years now.  They aren't wrong, but it's SO funny.  My coworker was diagnosing the desk in the data center today to see if it looked like ours and it was pretty close  :lol  Also, everyone in tech looks down on the data center (hence the basement, other than figuratively, it also makes physical sense) and the show represents that well while also showing how important servers and speeds are.

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2017, 07:45:25 PM »
That scene with Russ on Sunday was so good :lol
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2017, 06:04:40 AM »
Watched S04E01 last night and it completely delivered. I love this show so much.

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2017, 09:01:30 AM »
We finally caught the season's first episode of SV.  So good.

Still behind on Veep.
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2017, 09:09:18 AM »
I was laughing my ass off during the group chat in the fake uber  :lol

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2017, 03:58:02 PM »
That scene with Russ on Sunday was so good :lol

Yes, I love Russ.  Also Gavin's investigation into the flights  :rollin

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« Reply #56 on: April 26, 2017, 09:03:09 AM »
That scene with Russ on Sunday was so good :lol

Yes, I love Russ.  Also Gavin's investigation into the flights  :rollin

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2017, 09:38:41 AM »
That scene with Russ on Sunday was so good :lol

Yes, I love Russ.  Also Gavin's investigation into the flights  :rollin

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #58 on: May 16, 2017, 12:01:50 PM »
"Not hot dog"  :rollin :rollin :rollin

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2017, 12:21:03 PM »
 :lol Silicon Valley is becoming so good because the cast of characters slowly building up, which are all hilarious in their own ways, are all involved in active storylines that lead them to interact with each other.  The scene a couple weeks ago with the Gavin's head security guy and his zen master guy (no idea what he actually is) going at each other was classic  :lol

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« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2017, 01:56:45 PM »
Favorite insult on Silicon Valley was Gilfoyle calling Jared Frankenstein's bulimic daughter LOL!
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« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2017, 10:43:15 AM »
I just love seeing Gavin pissed off.  :lol
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« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2017, 10:44:08 AM »
I just love seeing Gavin pissed off.  :lol

Or his house after he works through some issues  :lol

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« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2017, 10:47:00 AM »
Yea  :lol
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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2017, 02:10:14 PM »
I also love how no matter what, Big Head is always chill and positive. It's really refreshing in contrast to everyone else flipping shit over everything.  :lol

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« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2017, 03:06:02 PM »
I also love how no matter what, Big Head is always chill and positive. It's really refreshing in contrast to everyone else flipping shit over everything.  :lol

Well, he has no idea whats going on, ever so that makes it easy to be chill and positive  :lol  His reaction to realizing he's a guest professor was classic.

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« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2017, 03:20:02 PM »
"Ohh noo......."

My last comment is referring to more like when his students turned on Elrich. He just smiled and said, "Nice!"  :lol

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2017, 02:40:50 PM »
whoa wtf and I had just read the show got renewed for another season

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Re: Veep or Silicon Valley
« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2017, 03:23:43 PM »
Damn it Xian YANG!! I'm going to miss his character in the next season. I think he had some of the funniest lines on the show. The classic, you 'brought shit to a piss fight' and so many others. Not only that his back and forth with Big Head and Xian Yang were hilarious.
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