HBO’s Silicon Valley is now a show about the destructive hubris of the tech industry
Silicon Valley is Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s biting comedy about the American tech industry, now in its fourth season. Every week, we’ll be taking one idea, scene, or joke and explain how it ties to the real Silicon Valley and speaks to an issue at the heart of the industry and its everlasting goal to change the world — and make boatloads of money in the process.
Spoilers ahead for the ninth episode of season 4, “Hooli-Con.”
More so than any of its sharp commentary and up-to-date references, Silicon Valley has always been a show about a good-natured protagonist with a good idea who must contend with the cruelties and unfairness of reality and capitalism. The drama half of the series has performed well as a lesson in preserving idealism…