Silicon Valley is Great
I’m not talking about the California home of technology. I’m talking about the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley, It’s currently the Best Show on TV. Why, you ask? Well for starters it’s hilarious. Not Bob Saget America’s Funniest Home Videos hilarious, it’s sophisticatedly hilarious. It’s a genuinely smart show that explores how corporations work. If a person doesn’t understand how a board of directors works or the difference between a founder and a CEO, Silicon Valley explains it. It doesn’t talk down or spend hours of exposition telling you how it works. It just shows the audience in a cleverly written way. Beyond that it’s smart, like the time they mathematically figured out how long it would take to jerkoff every dude in a room, or the moral debate on whether they should explain to a douchebag that his math is wrong for a death defying stunt.
Beyond learning about how corporations function or more accurately malfunction, also going beyond their smart use of math, it’s inspirational. It’s impossible not to be inspired the time our characters built their own servers because they were being boxed out of the market due to a lawsuit, the time they were experiencing heavy web traffic and needed retired coder and resident asshole Erlich Bachman to break out his wrist brace and pitch in. Each failure on the show makes each success they achieve all the greater. So if you’re looking for a hilarious show that teaches you why corporations cannot change the world but make money and also have some awesome math jokes in there, watch Silicon Valley.
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