Silicon Valley: world capital of geeks and nerds

Read Time:1 Minute, 35 Second
GenreComedy
Created byMike JudgeJohn AltschulerDave Krinsky
StarringThomas MiddleditchT.J. MillerJosh BrenerMartin StarrKumail NanjianiChristopher Evan WelchAmanda CrewZach WoodsMatt RossSuzanne CryerJimmy O. YangStephen TobolowskyChris Diamantopoulos
Opening theme“Stretch Your Face” by Tobacco
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes53 
imdb8.5
prabashans rating9.0

WHAT’S THE STORY?

When an algorithm he’s developed for a start-up music site goes viral, mild-mannered computer programmer Richard Hendrix (Thomas Middleditch) finds himself fielding lucrative offers from two of the most powerful names in SILICON VALLEY. But deciding his product isn’t for sale means Richard and his friends will have to build their own brand from the ground up.

IS IT ANY GOOD?

Based on creator Mike Judge’s own experiences working at a Silicon Valley startup, HBO’s Silicon Valley has shades of Judge’s cult classic Office Space  and largely nails the eccentricities of Bay Area tech culture. But its central character is hardly the kind of hero you feel compelled to root for, leaving most of the show’s appeal in the hands of its quirky ensemble, an array of socially awkward man-boys who share a house — and have no idea what to do with a stripper.

Of course, that’s not necessarily a criticism, but the series does take a while to get going, so it won’t have instant appeal for every viewer. It’s also full of crass humor — and a disappointing lack of female role models — making it an iffy choice for impressionable teens who might be attracted to the Valley‘s geeky charms

95% Google users liked this TV show .

TV DETAILS

  • Premiere date: April 6, 2014
  • Cast: T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Topics: Friendship, Misfits and Underdogs, Science and Nature
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Available on: DVD, Streaming
  • Last updated: March 13, 2020

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