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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 6, 2014
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: The Mike Judge comedy follows the lives of five software developers (T. J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, and Zach Woods) who try to develop a new software platform that will change the world, while living together in Silicon Valley.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 4, 2014
    100
    The deft, resonant satire that helped make Judge's Office Space a cult hit takes on farcical new dimension in Silicon Valley.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Mar 10, 2014
    100
    The pilot is flat-out brilliant ... It’s the best, most wide-appeal show that HBO has had in ages.
  3. Reviewed by: Karen Valby
    Mar 26, 2014
    91
    As in Office Space, the heart of the show is watching Richard and his friends struggle to make sense of themselves and their purpose. They're good, weird guys you want to hang out with.
  4. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Apr 3, 2014
    80
    Silicon Valley, a new comedy about programmers trying to make it big in a world where unimaginable fortune may be only an app away, is both smart and funny.
  5. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Jun 24, 2014
    80
    With an appealing cast, a relatively fresh setting and smart jokes ("Every party in Silicon Valley ends up like a Hasidic wedding," i.e., the men and women are always separated), Silicon Valley is definitely worth your time investment.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Apr 4, 2014
    80
    Silicon Valley is a comedy, certainly, and a very funny one, but it doesn't spend all its time reminding you of the fact.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Apr 4, 2014
    60
    Silicon Valley has some very solid laughs but traffics in stereotypes that feel outdated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. May 5, 2014
    10
    After last night's (5/4) episode, I am upgrading my score from a 9 to a 10. The only reason not to watch this show is if you don't like toAfter last night's (5/4) episode, I am upgrading my score from a 9 to a 10. The only reason not to watch this show is if you don't like to laugh. The writing and the acting make this the funniest comedy I've seen in a very long time. Expand
  2. Jul 8, 2014
    10
    The pilot didn't really hit it off for me, but enough to keep me going on for the rest of the season and I gotta admit, it's probably theThe pilot didn't really hit it off for me, but enough to keep me going on for the rest of the season and I gotta admit, it's probably the freshest comedy on TV, both network and cable, right now. The characters deliver really well and the IT jokes, though sometimes a bit stereotype-ish, are very laughable. The one thing I really have to praise Mike Judge and the rest of the crew is how the story really builds up smoothly from the pilot to the season finale. It just works really fine starting from being the guy with a seemingly standard idea for a start-up to the guy who kills the competition in the tough IT business. Really looking forward to future seasons!! Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    A broad show for a broad audience, Mike Judge has used the California / Cisco digital boom to illustrate the insanity of Millennial techA broad show for a broad audience, Mike Judge has used the California / Cisco digital boom to illustrate the insanity of Millennial tech culture. Sure, it's full of stereotypes but those cliches are on each of our doorsteps these days. Some great writing and a trajectory that's only going to get funnier, while exploring this new age where lines of code are more important to businesses than its people. A smart comedy and one to watch. Expand
  4. Oct 5, 2014
    8
    If you are looking for something "nerd" this is the show for you. Very innovative and funny. The actors have perfect screenplays. EveryIf you are looking for something "nerd" this is the show for you. Very innovative and funny. The actors have perfect screenplays. Every episode has something interesting and you will not get bored. Expand
  5. Jun 8, 2014
    8
    Silicon Valley is a hilarious take on the life of tech geeks in the modern world. Despite a large cast early on, Silicon Valley remainsSilicon Valley is a hilarious take on the life of tech geeks in the modern world. Despite a large cast early on, Silicon Valley remains consistently funny and sets itself up well for Season 2. It is worth a watch. Expand
  6. Sep 1, 2014
    7
    From showrunner Mike Judge this new comedy series set, as the name suggests, in Silicon Valley focuses on Richard Hendricks as he attempts toFrom showrunner Mike Judge this new comedy series set, as the name suggests, in Silicon Valley focuses on Richard Hendricks as he attempts to make a successful business from his revolutionary data compression software.

    The show has an Office Space (a great movie by the way) feel about it with its eclectic cast of misfits attempting to work and live together. It is certainly funny in places, with all the characters bringing something to the show, but few episodes hit the consistent highs of the very best comedy series. Sit-coms do generally take a season or so to really find their feet though and this is a promising start, I’ll certainly be coming back for season two.
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  7. Apr 13, 2014
    0
    A boring show without any jokes.Mediocre acting and similar script that used in The Internship movie.Like any other HBO show this is overratedA boring show without any jokes.Mediocre acting and similar script that used in The Internship movie.Like any other HBO show this is overrated and bank on marketing to put ignorant fans in front of TV. Expand

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