geek tv wars : New tech show fisti cuffs

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Sil­i­con Val­ley From the mind of Mike Judge - the man be­hind the in­com­pa­ra­ble Of­fice Space - this new HBO se­ries is like a tech The Hol­low­men. The de­tails of life as a seed fund-chas­ing dev-nerd all feel spot on, while Thomas Mid­dled­itch, as the dev who may just have hit on a game-chang­ing al­go­rithm, and TJ Miller, as the sin­is­ter tool he works for, are per­fect. the­com­e­dy­chan­ Be­tas Not yet avail­able in Aus­tralia, so you don’t have to get past the fact that it’s as funny as hard drive fail­ure. There’s the germ of a good show here, but noth­ing rings true, least of all the app that Be­tas’ band of lov­able mis­fits are sup­pos­edly work­ing on. The ac­tors are left to strug­gle gamely with thin char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion, lazy scripts and weird pac­ing, but LOLZ are AWOL. Ama­

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