Geeks and dick jokes. “Silicon Valley's” unique quirkiness, geekiness and audacity makes it the best comedy on television, holds Stuart Heritage of the Guardian. The show combines actors that fit their characters to perfection, a gripping plot that could stand alone and disarming, gut-splitting humor. “Silicon Valley” captures geekiness in a way that “The Big Bang Theory” only managed to do superficially. Its self-deprecating wit can stand out to a mainstream crowd as well as people that actually know how to program. Director Mike Judge is ahead of his time in creating a masterpiece that has yet to get the reception it deserves.
Bamboo ceiling. “Silicon Valley" shoots itself in the foot with stereotypical tropes that undermine its qualities, believes Inkoo Kang of Wired. Asian characters assume qualities and behavior that while never outrightly racist, marginalize and lessen them compared to the rest of the show’s cast. The intelligence of Asian characters seems to be undermined by character flaws that always make them inferior to their white counterparts. The frustrating subtlety of “Silicon Valley’s” stereotyping is that it’s heavily disguised by having irksome characters express certain views, which the show appears to decry, insufficiently.