“Silicon Valley: Season Five” was a shorter season that dealt with something I don’t see get covered a lot. There’s humor in disappointment. So much of this season is about shuffling the deck and trying to be an adult. Yet, any degree of maturity is met by getting your hand smacked by the greed of others or shifting trends. The result is a jumbled work environment where you spent most of your time doing sit reps instead of moving forward.

Zach Woods is also finally warming up in his role. I like that he’s getting more of a leadership role, as he is that right kind of tech weirdo. Anyone that has spent a healthy amount of time working in a start-up or tech-focused industry will know 20 people like him. Also, I enjoyed how the show was able to move past T.J. Miller. Miller wasn’t that big of a distraction and he also didn’t have a place on the show anymore.

If more programs could dump dysfunctional parts like that, the entertainment world would be a better place. I look forward to where Season 6 goes, as it seems it will be Hooli-focused.


  • 8 episodes
  • HBO
  • TV-MA


  • 94%
    Video - 94%
  • 93%
    Audio - 93%
  • 90%
    Show Score - 90%

The Plot Thus Far

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

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