Okay, I just watched the newest episode of Silicon Valley, and I’m officially convinced it is my new favorite show.
Before you say anything, hear me out:
Silicon Valley is one of the most innovatively hilarious shows on TV right now.
The HBO comedy centers on six guys who attempt to create a tech startup in Silicon Valley (for those of you who aren’t science nerds, this it’s the homeland of your faves like Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube).
The show sounds like a wannabe Big Bang Theory but unlike the CBS hit, it doesn’t portray “nerds” in a stereotypically offensive way. It takes you on a journey with the cast, and while they can often be amusingly clueless, the characters are still loveable and realistic.
The humor in Silicon Valley is unlike anything I’ve seen in American television. It is sharp, witty, awkward and wry. The season finale consisted of a five minute long scientific dick joke. While crass to some, this scene completely sums up the general feeling of the entire series. Even when you don’t understand half of the terms used, it doesn’t matter because you’re too busy laughing to care.
If you’re looking for a show to instantly fill your post Game of Thrones blues, even if just for 30 minutes, give Silicon Valley a shot. You’ll thank me after you accidentally watch the whole first season in one sitting (we’ve all been there, shout-out to HBO Go).
**Silicon Valley airs at 10:00 pm EST, Sundays on HBO**