Fans have watched a variety of characters on Silicon Valley find themselves in or at least flirting with romantic entanglements in the first two-plus seasons of the show, but that’s never really been a major focus for T.J. Miller’s Erlich Bachman. Sure, the founder of Aviato has had a handful of sexual encounters, but there’s never been any talk on his end of actually getting serious with someone. Some might argue that this is because the guy can be such an off-putting asshole, but Miller sees a very different reason for it: he’s too much of a one-track mind, focused on becoming an icon in the tech industry.
It was while recently interviewing T.J. Miller over the phone that the subject of our conversation turned to Erlich Bachman and the potential for him to ever have a real romantic relationship. The comedian agreed that it would be pretty amazing if the brash, stubborn, and egotistical Erlich could ever find his significant other, but added that it wouldn’t necessarily be realistic to the world that Silicon Valley is portraying. Said Miller,
Of course, that didn’t stop T.J. Miller from thinking aloud about the kind of woman that would not only be a potentially great fit for Erlich, but would also provide plenty of mileage comedy wise. Noting that Silicon Valley writer/producer/director Alec Berg has a penchant for being inspired by real stories, events and relationships in episodes of the show, Miller offered that it would be funny to give Erlich a significant other that makes everyone question why she’s with him – a.k.a. the relationship he has with his own wife. Said Miller,
While that could happen in future seasons of Silicon Valley, for now fans will probably just have to settle for the love-hate relationship that’s formed between Erlich and Jimmy O. Yang’s Jian Yang (though that’s certainly more emphasis on the hate than the love).
Silicon Valley is now in the midst of its third season, with new episodes airing Sundays at 7:00pm ET/PT on HBO.
NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.
Your Daily Blend of Entertainment News
Thank you for signing up to CinemaBlend. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.