Super Pumped is Showtime’s original anthology drama series inspired and named after the 2019 nonfiction book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. It was penned by Mike Isaac and is based on affairs between the founding of Uber and its initial public offering in 2019.
The first installment of the series is subtitled, The Battle For Uber. Brian Koppelman and David Levien created it. The show debuted on the streaming outlet on February 27, 2022. Ahead of the series premiere, the series was renewed for a second season, based on a separate forthcoming book by Mike Isaac about Facebook.
The show unveils one of the most brilliant world-changing technologies from Silicon Valley. The journey sneaks into the brilliant minds who invented the ideas. The episodes dramatize the roller coaster ride of one of Silicon Valley’s most profitable and most destructive companies, Uber, from the outlook of the company’s CEO, Travis Kalanick.
On April 10, 2022, the show aired the finale episode of its first season. It was titled “Same Last Name.” It was directed by Zetna Fuentes and penned by Brian Koppelman & David Levien. The show stands with an average rating of 6.3/10. The critics’ consensus reads, “Super Pumped has energy to spare, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s committed turn as an unpleasant tech honcho will leave many viewers stuck in a particularly uncomfortable rideshare.”
As per Various reviews from the audience, the final episode wasn’t as satisfying as was expected. Since the show is based on real-life experiences, viewers were expecting a wild ride filled with plot twists. Unfortunately, the episode only helped reinforce the fact that Travis was profligate.
Both the lead actors, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kyle Chandler, were outstanding in terms of performance. They gave us beautiful characters that had the potential to become something even more extraordinary.