A lot of times with my binging recommendations I will suggest catching up with a show that is returning. Well, this time I made a mistake. I am here to recommend binging Silicon Valley, even though it has now aired two episodes of its new, and final, season. My bad! However, that means there is still time to catch up. If all those people were somehow able to catch up on Game of Thrones prior to the final episodes you can do this. Also, Silicon Valley is a really good show and Game of Thrones sucks, so it’ll be a better experience anyway.
The interesting thing about HBO’s Silicon Valley is that it takes place in the world of technology and the internet, which is a world that is forever changing. That means the show has adapted as the years have gone on, and presaged some stuff that has actually happened. Plus, the show was created by Mike Judge, so it has a track record of success behind it.
Silicon Valley is an ensemble show, though that ensemble has changed over the years. The focal point through it all, by and large, has been Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks. He’s a struggling coder in the first season, but then he comes up with an algorithm that gives his company Pied Piper an edge. It’s hard to cover everything that happens from there. The show gets very expansive, and it also really delves into the minutiae of Silicon Valley. I have to admit I don’t understand some of it, but that’s alright, because they do a decent job of explaining the more complicated stuff.