Single-camera comedy set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.
First episode date: April 6, 2014
Writers: Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, More
Creators: John Altschuler, Mike Judge, Dave Krinsky
Stars: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Partially inspired by co-creator Mike Judge’s experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 1980s, this comedy series follows the misadventures of introverted computer programmer Richard and his brainy friends as they attempt to strike it rich in a high-tech gold rush. They live together in a Bay Area startup incubator loosely run by self-satisfied dot-com millionaire Erlich, who lets them stay in his house rent-free in exchange for a stake in the projects they invent there. But when Richard develops a powerful search algorithm at his day job, he finds himself caught in the middle of a bidding war between his boss — whose firm offers Richard an eight-figure buyout — and a deep-pocketed venture capitalist.