The first season of the television comedy series Silicon Valley originally aired from April 6, 2014, on HBO to June 1, 2014, in the United States. The show focuses on engineer Richard Hendricks and his attempts to grow Pied Piper.
The show’s general reviews have been very positive, scoring a 84 out of 100 with critics on Metacritic. Clifford Wheatley of IGN gave the first season a 8.5, saying, “Silicon Valley kicked off its run with a strong debut season that brought plenty of perverse humor, satire, and character dynamics that laid the groundwork for what could become one of HBO’s best comedies to date.”
Awards and Nominations
- The show received a nomination for “Best Comedy Series” at the 4th Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Additionally, Middleditch was nominated for “Best Actor in a Comedy Series”, and Evan Welch was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series”.
- Mike Judge won an audience award for “Episodic” at the SXSW Audience Awards.
- Nielsen Ratings: The first season averaged 1.72 million viewers with a 0.95 rating in the 18–49 demographic.
|“Signaling Risk“||May 4, 2014|
|Directed by: Alec Berg – Written by: Jessica Gao
Erlich hires a graffiti artist to create a new logo for Pied Piper and to paint it on the incubator’s garage.
|“Third Party Insourcing“||May 11, 2014|
|Directed by: Alec Berg – Written by: Dan O’Keefe
The gang hires a young computer hacker known as “The Carver” to improve their cloud-based modules, but he ends up destroying the entire code.
|“Proof of Concept“||May 18, 2014|
|Directed by: Mike Judge – Written by: Clay Tarver
Pied Piper arrives at TechCrunch Disrupt, where Richard gets distracted by an ex-girlfriend, and Erlich has sex with a judge’s wife.
|“Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency“||June 1, 2014|
|Directed by: Mike Judge – Written by: Alec Berg
Pied Piper wins at TechCrunch Disrupt and the guys calculate how long it would take for Erlich to jerk off every male in the audience.
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