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HBO’s New Comedy SILICON VALLEY Inspired by Mike Judge’s Experiences

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 11:28 am by Amanda Andonian


HBO released a teaser trailer for their new comedy, Silicon Valley, which is the latest series from the mind of Mike Judge. For those of you not in the know, we’re pretty big fans of The Simpsons and King of the Hill over here at Geek Legacy, so he have only the highest hopes for Judge’s latest creative endeavor. Check out the teaser:

It’s not a whole lot to go on at the outset, but it is just a teaser. Nothing about it really screams, “Silicon Valley,” at me; but that might just be a good thing. Shows that rely too heavily on their premise often don’t work very well if the characters and writing aren’t compelling enough. However, with the cast that they have, I think Silicon Valley could be something pretty great. If you aren’t familiar with the comedic stylings of Kumail Nanjiani or T.J. Miller, you really need to hit the YouTubes for some awesome hilarity.

The synopsis via HBO’s website:

In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Mike Judge (“Office Space,” “Beavis & Butthead,” “King of the Hill”) brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in the new comedy series SILICON VALLEY. Partially inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, the show kicks off its eight-episode season this April.

The show premieres April 6th and stars Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, T.J. Miller, and Josh Brener.

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