Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Tuesday's Overlooked TV: Silicon Valley
This week's Tuesday's Overlooked TV is the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley is the latest project from Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill, Office Space), and revolves around six highly intelligent but socially bizarre young men and their unfunded tech startup known as Pied Piper, a new music app. Creating their business from the ground-up proves daunting until they prepare for a convention at which they can pitch the business to potential investors. Along the way, they face stiff competition from a rival business man who is also stealing their premise for his own business pitch.
The comedy is quite profane--it's basically The Social Network with toilet humor--so the show is not for everyone, but I find it hilarious. The program is what you'd expect from Judge, so your mileage may vary depending on your opinion of his previous work. If your new to Judge, I highly recommend the show.
The first season just wrapped this weekend, but the season is available on HBO On Demand and HBO Go.
Here is a trailer for the series (language NSFW). Thanks!