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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 6, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Martin Starr, Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew
  • 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
  • Creator: Mike Judge, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Apr 6, 2014
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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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    Silicon Valley has some very solid laughs but traffics in stereotypes that feel outdated.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: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  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 to laugh. The writing and the acting make this the funniest comedy I've seen in a very long time. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2014
    10
    One of the best shows on television. Funny, great writing, fine satire and takes you into a world you think you know, but don't. The episode with the self driving cars is hilarious. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    I've already watched the pilot three times and it's still hilarious. I have high hopes, and I think for good reason. It isn't so often that HBO televises something that isn't a huge hit. A very original and hilarious idea with a great group of characters I have already fallen in love with. Kudos, Mike Judge. Kudos. Expand
  4. Apr 12, 2014
    8
    This show is everything the abominable Betas wishes it was. The jokes are biting and insightful, and the acting talent is strong. A few of the jokes fell a little flat, but that's probably just because it's the pilot and the whole thing hasn't quite gelled together yet.

    High hopes for how this show will pan out.
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  5. May 15, 2014
    8
    This is great. Like the 'Thick of it' or the film adaptation 'In the loop' - a well observed comedy satire, mock-drama of life for programmers in silicon valley. Google, Facebook and corporate entities beware - this show is onto you! 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 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 8, 2014
    0
    Now the tech industry is being white washed. They are skipping having to learn anything or go to school and just hiring actors to play like they know. I am a programmer. I am not white. Expand

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