Talk:Silicon Valley (TV series)

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It should be Danesh, not Dinesh, (Name of the Pakistani guy)[edit]

Dinesh is an Indian(Hindu) name where as Danesh is a Muslim name. Since Silicon Valley is dominated by Indians who are Hindus rather than Pakistanis who are Muslims, choice of the name "Dinesh" is unfortunate and confusing.

Which one copied from the other? Betas or Silicon Valley[edit]

Two almost identical shows about developers working in Silicon Valley in a incubator trying to make the next big app. I wonder which came first and which stole the whole idea and remade the exact same show. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:04, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Is there some unspoken rule in Television that only the first show is allowed and the second one is sued out of existence? If so, Lena Dunham might have a case as Betas seems to rob elements from Girls. Honestly, does it matter? (talk) 18:09, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Ref.: Multiple independent discovery; Twin films; Zeitgeist; Progression of the Inevitable; etc. — al-Shimoni (talk) 06:11, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Silicon Valley takes place in the near future[edit]

In episode 6 Richard says he laerned Ruby on Rails at the age of 17, in the same episode he says that he's 26 years old meaning he learned Ruby on Rails 9-10 years ago. Ruby on Rails however was only released 8 years ago. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:15, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Typical CV fiction? I've seen job specs requiring more years experience in a technology than it has existed for. Sawatts (talk) 15:38, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

It's a comedy; they are going to have plot holes. See "The Raider Minimalization" on The Big Bang Theory: Amy's theory means that the medallion would prevent the Nazis from finding the arc, which Indiana Jones had. He wasn't unnecessary to the story. (talk) 18:14, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

"Does not cite sources" jazz on the plot description[edit]

So, being that there is only one source (the television show) and that consists of original research (there will ever only be one TV show), are we supposed to not include Plot summaries with television programs any longer? Or does the Plot need to be described by smashing 200 websites of other people's reviews of the series to fill the description (where the references needed will make the article longer than the description may be worth)? I don't understand how to satisfy that demand. (talk) 18:07, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Disregard, figured it out. (talk) 18:30, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Elon Musk comment[edit]

I'm not sure Elon Musk understands the show, the culture, or the comedy. His imagery, though inventive, seems to be conflicted with reality. As such, I'm not sure his comment has any real place in the article except as an example of how outsides who have never been in touch with real programmer life, views the culture and profession. Not all techies, geeks, programmers and engineers are hippies or capable of social interactions as suggested by Mr Musk. Most programmers, mathematicians, techs and general geeks I have known throughout the years, are much more similar to those portrayed in this series than anything generally associated with Burning Man or even "LA Parties"

In my vast experience with programmers in specific, the more successful a programmer is, the more likely they are to act and appear (have a similar persona to) like those in executive positions in the series. The less successful or unproven are portrayed very well with the main focus cast.

In general, I feel Mr Musk is incapable of making an educated comment pertaining to the areas he has commented on, and that the show has a great feel for what the average programmer life is like, well displayed with the "burnner / burnout", the "cultist", the "socially awkward", the "outcast" and the "foreigner" - all of who depend on each other and grow emotionally in their friendships, but none of who would ever admit the group is what makes the whole thing work. I have never met a specific group exactly like this, though I have met (and been part of) groups where most of these are characteristics are in full bloom. Likewise, every programmer and tech group I have interacted with on a personal level had showed many of the traits displayed in this series.

If the show should be criticised for any of it's culture or professionalism - it should be that the show integrates too large of a variety of individual personalities. However, the show runners have made these work in an exceptionally unique way.

In regards to Silicon Valley being similar to Betas, yes, it is. And at times I have even confused a few plot lines. However, unlike Betas, Silicon Valley has a certain aspect of reality associated with it that failed to appear in Betas. I'm not knocking Betas, and if they were allowed a second series, the show may have matured more and been to a better level. This aside, Betas was and is still one of my favorite series, but will always be second to Silicon Valley because of the exact things it has which Mr Musk says it lacks, and for the things it lacks, which again, Mr Musk has mis-identified the show as having.

I know this is a long winded explanation as to why the comment should be removed, but that is what I am attempting to have others understand. ~AeSix 2602:42:560E:E100:FEED:FACE:DEAD:BEEF (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 17:03, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

The comment does a seem a bit left field in the "Critical Response" section. While Mr Musk has unquestionable experience in the tech world, I am not sure that qualifies him as a critic of TV drama. 79616gr (talk) 19:52, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
I agree with both of these comments. I'm going to look at either trimming his commentary or removing from the "Critical Response" section, as he's not a TV critic, as has been pointed out. Rockypedia (talk) 13:20, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
I think the changes you have made are good. 79616gr (talk) 13:59, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Contrary to the description in the wiki page, Silicon Valley is not a sitcom.[edit]

I'm just a random contributor. I just read an inconstancy in the wiki page of Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is not a sitcom, a sitcom (situation comedy) is defined by precise features : the camera don't move, there are some recorded laugh and there is not real arc in a season. Most of episodes can be watched without order.

As a contrary, Silicon Valley has camera that moves, even it's not in every scene, there are no recorded laugh at all, and there is a real arc with characters evolving episode by episode.

We must change the description. Thank you in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:42, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Done Handpolk (talk) 21:01, 18 June 2015 (UTC)