Silicon Valley takes a risk…on TV.

moneyWe’re not quite in Silicon Valley, but you can see it from our backyard. Kidding!  In the great cerebral think tank that is our high tech Silicon Valley, we’ve got Stanford, we’ve got Hewlett Packard. There is Oracle and of course, we’ve got your Google and Pixar. This heady, high powered, profit driven culture, lends itself to an intense, soap opera style TV series, doesn’t it? I was surprised to hear that the HBO writers have decided on a different tact with their new series ‘Silicon Valley.’ They’ve banked their success on a comedy, a la The Big Bang Theory.

You’ve got your geeky software engineer, a dot com millionaire and a new music app that could be worth millions. The show will no doubt play on the stereotypes (engineers lacking social skills and greed driven titans) but will the series make Silicon Valley a place where viewers want to hang out? Time will tell, but one thing is certain. Producing a comedy is risky business. One person’s funny is another person’s idiocy. As HBO goes out on a limb and reaches for that elusive laugh, it’s just the kind of risky maneuver that Silicon Valley was built on. Kudos on that gusty move!

What did you think of the show? Are there any comedies on TV that you enjoy now or have in the past? What makes them funny in your view? Would love to hear your comments. Giving away an Amazon card this month.

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  1. Posted by Shanda on April 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    The Middle is my go-to comedy, clean, funny, well-acted. I also enjoyed Everybody Loves Raymond. My favorite funny show, however, is Psych. It has detective work and hilarity.

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  2. Haven’t seen this show and nothing comes to mind on the TV Comedy front. Even when I did watch TV, I really steered clear of comedy – though I love a comedy movie. Sorry I can’t add to the mix today.

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