Silicon Valley is one of my favorite TV comedies. It is a show on HBO about a fictional company called Pied Piper. The story is about the development of Pied Piper, all the way from an idea to a huge company, with everything in between as well. In addition to it being a really funny and well made comedy, it also paints a relatively accurate picture of Silicon Valley and the types of people working in it.
As this article by Business Insider discusses, the director of Silicon Valley “employ consultants and even a few real life startups.” The goal is to learn from these people and companies what starting a company in Silicon Valley is really like. This information is then used to try and portray the actual culture of the tech industry. Although the major companies in the show are fictional, it is easy to equate what companies they may be equivalent to in the real world. Furthermore, it is easy to see some similarities between the main character, Richard Hendricks, and real life founders such as Mark Zuckerberg.
Overall, I just really enjoyed watching Silicon Valley. The time commitment isn’t too bad, as there are 6 seasons of 8 episodes or so. Considering each episode is around 30 minutes, this means that the whole series is 24 hours or so. Compared to Game of Thrones and other major shows, this makes Silicon Valley easier to binge watch. However, just like Ballers, Silicon Valley is targeting a specific type of audience. I recommend watching the first 2 episodes, and if you are not interested at all, then you can stop watching, as it’s likely just not your type of show.
Silicon Valley Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!