Silicon Valley: Season 5 Reviews

June 14, 2018
So how does Silicon move forward without Erlich?... Pretty easily, actually.
June 14, 2018
Plays it safe in terms of story and jokes, but does a good job of setting up the rest of the season.
May 31, 2018
Despite the new story lines, Season 5 of Silicon Valley starts off with a been-there-done-that feel to it.
April 16, 2018
Now it's a nastier, more paranoid show - and all the funnier for it. Silicon Valley has become a prescient satire about a world where smart-fridges are listening in on customers' private lives and streaming their data to the cloud.
April 6, 2018
The show manages brilliantly to keep the audience onside through a lot corporate and computing detail, but the remaining bandwidth needs to be used for emotional rather than intellectual investment.
March 30, 2018
And with a new nimbleness in a new season, the show feels capable, perhaps for the first time, of skewering its characters, rather than being saved by jokes.
March 26, 2018
Silicon Valley's creators have long prided themselves on staying ahead of tech trends via thorough research, and this new season seems more on-point than ever.
March 26, 2018
"Grow Fast Or Die Slow," the fifth season premiere, isn't an instant cure-all adjustment for the show, but it does show the flickers of Silicon Valley moving into new territory.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 26, 2018
Looks like the old Richard Hendricks is back. I'm back too, for my fifth go-round as your humble recapper. Readers, place your bets. I say Richard becomes head of Hooli by the end of this season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 23, 2018
Mike Judge's HBO comedy can create chaos with the best of them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 22, 2018
In other words, Silicon Valley relies on the same patterns of behavior, storytelling formulas, and comedic sensibilities that it always has - and yes, that includes some juvenile, though admittedly semi-clever jokes.