Silicon Valley Season Two Finale Recap: The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

Silicon Valley Season Two Finale Recap: The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat:

The little details here sparkle. We see the injured man writhing in pain in almost every shot; when the guys notice the screen, it’s only to celebrate the view count. Then there’s their big break, when Manny Pacquiao — “the Filipino legislator,” as Jared knows him — tweets a link to the stream, turning the video into fodder for memes in the Philippines. One of the videos is an electric guitarist playing in sync with the ranger’s cries, a perfect riff on those bizarro cultural specimens you see pop up online from other parts of the world (those animated Taiwanese news videos, for instance). “And Filipinos find this amusing?” Laurie Bream asks when she’s shown the video. Then, in her awkward deadpan, she adds, “They are a fascinating people.” Alec Berg’s excellent “Two Days of the Condor” script has a streak of pettiness running through it.

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