Summary of “If you want to understand Silicon Valley, watch Silicon Valley”

Considering the huge impact that Silicon Valley has on our lives, I’m surprised by how rarely pop culture really gets it right.
It’s about a small team of developers at an Internet startup called Pied Piper.
The show is a parody, so it exaggerates things, but like all great parodies it captures a lot of truths.
Most of the different personality types you see in the show feel very familiar to me.
Silicon Valley gives you the impression that small companies like Pied Piper are mostly capable while big companies like Hooli are mostly inept.
I also understand why the show focuses so much on Pied Piper and makes Hooli look so goofy.
I’ve seen every episode of the first four seasons and am working my way through season 5, which ended in May. I’ve read that the show’s creators originally planned to stop after six seasons, but now they’re open to doing more.
I’ll keep watching as long as they keep making this hilarious show.

The orginal article.