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!


2 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Real pity about the sudden death of the actor Christopher Evan Welch, only 48, as they were taping the series. (He played the autism-spectrum tech genius/investor Peter Gregory.)

Phillyradiogeek said...

I saw that, and it is indeed a shame. His deadpan delivery made the character.

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