If you missed the brilliant Silicon Valley when it aired on Sky Atlantic earlier this year (or you don’t have Sky), on the 23rd March, you can have the entire first season to own on DVD or Blu-ray.
From the mind of Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head, King of the Hill, Idiocracy) the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy takes viewers inside the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley. Inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 80’s, the show follows the trials and tribulations of awkward computer programmer Richard (Thomas Middleditch – The Wolf of Wall Street), who lives in a “Hacker Hostel” along with his friends Big Head (Josh Brener – The Big Bang Theory), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr – Freaks and Geeks, This Is The End), and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani – Franklin & Bash, Sex Tape).
Under the watchful eye of Erlich (T.J. Miller – Transformers: Age of Extinction, Big Hero 6), a dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free (as long as he gets a 10% stake in their projects), the friends struggle to break into the elusive and lucrative market. Richard is stuck in a part-time job at tech company Hooli, and his obscure website, Pied Piper, is going nowhere fast. But when a colleague realises just how valuable the site’s compression algorithm is, Richard finds himself caught in the middle of an extreme bidding war between Hooli founder Gavin Belson (Matt Ross – Revolution, American Horror Story) and independent billionaire venture capitalist Peter Gregory (Christopher Evan Welch – The Master).