Let's talk about last night's episode of Silicon Valley, which was staged at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. In real life, the annual conference is an island of lost startups where aspirants scramble for attention while the anointed tell tales of world change and global impact, signifying nothing (because they're told by the makers of project management software).
The general consensus ahead of Sunday's big HBO debut is positive: geeks and geek detractors are both excited for Silicon Valley. But Recode's Nellie Bowles attended the show's San Francisco premiere, and tech's favorite billionaire electric car baron has nothing nice to say. He also seems like sort of a prick!
Until now, no one adequately embarrassed Silicon Valley on TV. All prior attempts either embarrassed themselves, or fell just short. But Silicon Valley, Mike Judge's HBO foray into the sociopathic pit of Northern California's tech scene is beyond adequate: It gives the fuckers the graceful slap across the face they need.
"You remind me of my son. He's got Asperger's too." It looks like Mike Judge has another fine piece of bleak capitalist dramedy prepared for the show's premiere on April 6th. What could be better than "Office Space" in 2014?