Silicon Valley

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From HBO and the offbeat mind of Mike Judge ('Office Space,' 'Beavis & Butthead') comes Season 1 of this comedy series that delves into the outrageous world of tech start-ups and the socially awkward underdogs trying to navigate its lucrative potential.
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  1. 1. Minimum Viable Product
    April 5, 2014
    29min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Minimum Viable Product.' (Series Premiere) Computer programmer Richard finds himself courted by two major Silicon Valley investors.
  2. 2. The Cap Table
    April 12, 2014
    28min
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    [HBO] HD. 'The Cap Table.' (Season One) Peter Gregory demands a formal business plan for Pied Piper; Richard hires Jared, a former Hooli employee.
  3. 3. Articles of Incorporation
    April 19, 2014
    29min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Articles of Incorporation.' (Season One) Richard negotiates to keep his company name; Peter proves elusive when asked for money.
  4. 4. Fiduciary Duties
    April 26, 2014
    29min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Fiduciary Duties.' (Season One) Richard regrets making Erlich a board member; a surprising link between Gavin and Peter is revealed.
  5. 5. Signaling Risk
    May 3, 2014
    29min
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    [HBO] HD. 'Signaling Risk.' (Season One) Erlich hires a graffiti artist to do the company logo; Jared tries to increase efficiency.
  6. 6. Third Party Insourcing
    May 10, 2014
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    [HBO] HD. 'Third Party Insourcing.' (Season One) Richard butts heads with a freelancer; Gilfoyle's girlfriend comes to visit.
  7. 7. Proof of Concept
    May 17, 2014
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    [HBO] HD. 'Proof of Concept.' (Season One) At TechCrunch Disrupt, Richard is distracted by a girl he dated briefly.
  8. 8. Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency
    May 31, 2014
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    [HBO] HD. 'Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency.' (Season One) Season One Finale. Pied Piper competes against Gavin Belson at TechCrunch Disrupt.

Bonus

  • Silicon Valley: Invitation to the Set
    2min
    NR

    Join 'Silicon Valley' creator Mike Judge on the set of this riotous HBO comedy series.

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Directors
Mike JudgeAlec BergJamie BabbitEric AppelCharlie McDowellMatt RossLiza JohnsonTricia BrockMaggie CareyTim Roche
Season year
2014
Network
HBO
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Violencealcohol usefoul languagesexual content
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Dusty WhiteReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Spoiler-free review: If you like computers at all (and raunchy comedy) you will like this show
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OMFG I LOVE THIS SHOW!

Being a Hollywood brat and a computer nerd since high school, and finally moving to "just over the hill from SV" I like to think that I have a solid grasp on how great this show is. It is like Betas (the failed Amazon show) but cooler, grittier, and darker. The main character is super annoying, but that is just acting brilliance. Great characters, great plot lines. It almost feels like a reality show. Very funny, crude, asinine, and spot-on "what it is like to live in a start-up in a boomtown." The "extra characters" (the Silicon Valley execs that come and go in this show) are so real I could almost name the people they were inspired by. This show is television done right. It feels enough like reality to be believable, but scripted enough to be highly entertaining.

Okay, so what is this show about? It is about a start-up, and all of the hell that entails. It is set in Silicon Valley, and so we have a huge cast of SV types that serve as the backdrop for our five main characters. It is a nice blend of episodic storyline meets soap-opera. There are entire seasons of continuity and cross-season continuity, but also "flavor of the week" storylines. Unlike Betas, this is not at all camp; it is brutal and hilarious. I have watched the first two seasons and I can't wait to see how this expands. If you watch the first three episodes you will have a fell of the series (tone and pace). The humor only gets better over time by the way, and you may end up liking characters later in the series you hate at first.
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RobotManReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
This SHow Predicted Facebook
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Hi metamates! Some people say this show is not funny because it's too real. I say take a shot of tres commas to them,,,
Eric H.Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Silicon Valley borrows a winning formula to create another great series
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Several months ago I discovered Betas, Amazon's original content series and was quickly drawn in to the story, characters, and theme. After binge watching the show and completing all episodes within several days I was disappointed when I discovered that the series was canceled. After showing several episodes to some friends one mentioned how it was very similar to Silicon Valley (I don't have cable so I don't keep up with newer HBO content as a general rule). Naturally I decided to check it out and I have not been disappointed.

There are many obvious differences between the two shows, but there are also more similarities than I am willing to spend time to list. It seems that Silicon Valley will be more than sufficient to fill the void for me left by the cancellation of Betas. Silicon Valley is fast paced, witty, funny, and the characters have a lot of depth. As many other reviewers have branded themselves, I am also on the software side of the tech industry so I can tag nearly all characters in this series to somebody I know personally. Mike Judge has found another winning formula which I hope will remain interesting and relevant for many episodes and years to come.

My only complaint about season one is how there are only eight episodes as it seems that most pilot seasons are closer to ten.
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Travis ChapaReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
A very entertaining insight into how a tech company is born.
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"Silicon Valley" is a very funny show, with a fresh story line and cast of characters. Though "Big Bang Theory" has attempted to make nerds "cool again" for a few years now, I think "Silicon Valley" actually succeeds. Not only is the show very relevant to the current times of the booming tech industry, but the characters portrayed are the people we have seen in the tech media, some of who have become celebrities. The show dives into the lives of these soon-to-be-tech-millionaires and shows how modest the beginnings really are for these companies. You get to watch the coder create something of value, turn it into a company, assemble his team, acquire funding, and struggle the many pitfalls of the industry. If you ever wanted to know how your favorite app came into existence, this show is a pretty good representation. On top of the story, the humor is on point. Though lots of the jokes are sort of nerd and tech insider things, the show does a great job of making everything relateable for a general audience. If nothing else, TJ Miller will have you laughing out loud more than once. Overall, a good watch with some real education value.
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Jim Whitehead., M.S.Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Funny Buddy Satire Show Based on Real Silicon Valley Start-ups. Needs a stronger set of supporting Women.
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Funny satire show that goes between making fun of the nerdy characters, and sympathizing with how difficult and insane their life is. All humor must be based on exaggerated reality to be really funny, and this show is obviously based on real life in Silicon Valley. I recognized fictionalized incidents from the early history of Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and others. Its mostly a good buddy show and the few female characters are pretty weak. They need a stronger set of supporting women. One example I would like to see, from the Social Network movie about Zuckerberg: That movie showed some girlfriends partying wildly, flirting with girl-girl action on the couch, while the guys are furiously coding and freaking out trying to make a deadline. They need to show the rock-band like excesses the nerdy guys have, when they get a few millions in their pockets and suddenly have groupie problems and too many girlfriends, who flirt or fight with each other to be number 1. They also need a true coder girl, like they have in Supernatural; See Season 7, Episode 20, "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo", of Charlie Bradbury played by Felicia Day,
James BeswickReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Hollywood of tech gets the Mike Judge treatment
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Mike Judge fans rejoice - he's applied his wry social outlook to the tech arena with the same success as Idiocracy and Office Space but this time with an even more authentic setup. For anyone who's ever worked in tech companies, Silicon Valley lampoons the personalities, lifestyles and see-saw emotions that punctuate lives in the digital gold rush. It ruthlessly skewers the holier-than-thou sentiments, the business sharks that swim in the waters, and paints the industry as the Hollywood of tech, where you're either a billionaire or you're broke.

Clearly written by people who have witnessed the bizarrely of tech culture from the inside, Silicon Valley never substitutes preaching for comedy, and treads the fine line between dark sarcasm and cynicism that keeps the episodes buoyant. If Amazon's Betas was an optimistic but naive look at tech, Silicon Valley blows that out of the water with a much funnier, dark, wittier and frankly more believable peek into the same universe. It's great to see Mike Judge doing what he does best.
3 people found this helpful
MizuNoHaneReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
No comedy knows tip-to-tip efficiency like this one.
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Mike Judge has always been a very reliable talent when it comes to satirizing the workplace, but I have never really been a fan of his stuff. This, however, takes workplace satire to a brand new level, and setting it in what feels like the black box of the tech sector really gives it that "insider baseball" feel that makes this show really unique. It's definitely not laugh out loud comedy, at least not regularly, but the humor is almost always sharp and intelligent, and most of the characters are pretty endearing despite being total jerks to each other. It's good value for a great season, and a plus for this set is that you also get Digital HD copies (forward thinking and appropriate for a show like this!), so I've truly never really played the Blu-ray discs but I've had a great time watching it on my Apple TV.
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LindsayReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best season
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Best season of them all. I like each character
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