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!


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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