Silicon Valley: Season 4 (2017)

Season 4
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Silicon Valley's fourth season advances the veteran comedy's overall arc while adding enough new wrinkles -- and delivering more than enough laughs -- to stay fresh.



Critic Ratings: 34


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User Ratings: 416

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Air date: Apr 23, 2017

In the Season 4 premiere, the guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper's video-chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base. Meanwhile, Erlich encounters resistance from Big Head's dad; Gavin clashes with Jack Barker at Hooli; and Richard hatches a revolutionary idea that could change his future.

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Air date: Apr 30, 2017

Richard clashes with Dinesh when the latter's new position goes to his head. Meanwhile, Richard uncovers interesting data about PiperChat's users; Erlich tries to get involved in Jian-Yang's new app; and Jared sets ground rules in his friendship with Richard. At Hooli, Jack's enthusiasm causes a paranoid Gavin to make a rash decision.

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Air date: May 7, 2017

Richard pushes himself to the brink of sanity while trying to move ahead with his next big idea; Erlich finds Jian-Yang unwilling to help with his comeback; Monica sets a trap at Raviga to improve her standing with Laurie; Dinesh goes on a date; Big Head enters the world of academia; Gavin's future is suddenly uncertain.

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Air date: May 14, 2017

Jared worries about Richard when he reaches out to an unlikely ally; Gilfoyle gets serious about security after Dinesh's latest dalliance; Erlich grows concerned about Jian-Yang's commitment to his app.

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Air date: May 21, 2017

Richard's latest partnership begins to crumble when he has to deal with an unexpected interloper. Meanwhile, Dinesh looks for a way out of his new relationship; and Monica faces a business dilemma after learning of surprising developments at Raviga.

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Air date: May 28, 2017

A hunt for financial support takes Richard outside the tech bubble, where he encounters a contentious figure from Pied Piper's past. Meanwhile, Erlich contacts Monica and Laurie about a new endeavor; and Jared plays peacemaker between Dinesh and Gilfoyle after a launch goes awry.

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Air date: Jun 4, 2017

Richard decides to stand up to a patent troll, but his defiance comes back to haunt him; Gilfoyle goes to extremes to battle Jian-Yang's new smart fridge; Jared embraces multiple identities in an effort to reduce costs; Erlich mixes with a group of alpha males.

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Air date: Jun 11, 2017

Richard ponders a deal with the tech world's latest "it" boy; Jack faces setbacks.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2017

Erlich goes on a trip to get his mojo back while the guys head to Hooli-Con, where Jared faces a moral dilemma; Gilfoyle and Dinesh are distracted by Keenan; and Richard becomes obsessed with an ex's new beau.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2017

In the Season 4 finale, Richard's caught in a web of lies in a last-ditch attempt to save Pied Piper. Meanwhile, Jared plans his exit when he's worried about Richard's future; Jack tries to change the narrative; and Gavin plots his comeback.

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Season 4 of this comedy series have the Pied Piper group chasing after the world of video-chat apps, producing the PiperChat. Richard (Thomas Middleditch), however, isn't too happy with the idea of leaving his algorithm behind. Meanwhile, Gavin (Matt Ross) feels intimidated by Jack Barker (Stephen Tobolowsky) and Monica has a tough time to recover at work from her disagreement with Laurie.

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Critic Reviews for Silicon Valley Season 4

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (18)

Yes, Silicon Valley continues to find ways to deliver fun surprises, even as it operates on familiar turf.

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…

"Server Error" still had all the hallmarks of a quintessential "Silicon Valley" season finale. Leaving no plot threads unspooled, it's also a solid example of how the show is one of the most intricately plotted comedy on TV.

Dec 28, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Silicon Valley has returned for season four with a few surgical alterations, and, two episodes in, they're working beautifully.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

There are plenty of other side-plots to revel in from the three episodes provided to critics.

Apr 24, 2017 | Full Review…

There's a sense that we've traveled down this road paved with silicon once or twice before, but the ride is still smart, engaging and highly informative.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Judge seeks a fresh formula for success through Richard's own quest, Silicon Valley becomes a bit more thoughtful and a bit more ambitious itself.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

While HBO's Silicon Valley is an enjoyable show, make sure your eyes are open to its erasure of already-marginalized communities within the tech industry.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

The series continues to mix sight gags, situational comedy, and strong writing to be the best version of itself.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

"Silicon Valley" remains laugh-out-loud funny and crude as hell...but also smart about showing what kind of earth these geeks want to inherit.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

By making Richard the stubborn stick-in-the-mud and aligning the rest of the house against him -- it's the idealist versus the impatient money-grubbers -- Valley sets up a drama in this comedy that is surprisingly compelling.

Dec 28, 2017 | Full Review…

As the tech world's very real cultural, economic and political issues come to light, the show has started to evolve its satire - and season 4 took us to some dark and not-so-funny places.

Dec 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Actually, knowing there's doom - and maybe just a little bit of justice - around the corner for the guys at Pied Piper makes the fourth season of Silicon Valley more addicting than ever.

Dec 28, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Silicon Valley: Season 4

  • Apr 25, 2020
    Richard seems to be struggling as usual with his algorithm survival facing internal conflicts. A quiet decent humor with attached emotions, nerd behavior ! series not for everyone !
  • Oct 20, 2019
    Tj miller is only reason not a 5 star. Just do your job
  • Oct 18, 2018
    Silicon Valley manages to stay fresh in its fourth season.
  • Mar 02, 2018
    Very funny because I know most of the characters in real life.
  • Feb 06, 2018
    This show just keeps getting better. I love it.
  • Aug 10, 2017
    best comedy on TV right now!
  • Aug 04, 2017
    Silicon Valley: Season 4 is a detour that nobody want to see
  • Jul 04, 2017
    As a geek myself I feel very related and attracted to this show very funny.
  • Jul 02, 2017
    Funniest show on television-for a 4th season
  • Jun 26, 2017
    Probably the best season of Silicon Valley since the debut, as it downplays the less-comprehensible tech jargon in favor of the deadpan/awkward humor that has made Mike Judge such a singular voice in American comedy. Still, this season doesn't sacrifice its sense of authenticity towards the data-world either, with plenty of plot-points modeled after reality, and unwavering attention to accuracy. With only two seasons left after this one, here's hoping that Silicon Valley will only continue to represent its theme of progress and change (even in the face of it losing at least one of its best cast-members).

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