Audiences have sky-high expectations of HBO's new series, Silicon Valley, and it's all creator Mike Judge's fault. Had Office Space sucked and King of the Hill been canceled after a few episodes, the series wouldn't be in this predicament. However, after seeing it at SXSW, Judge fans can rest assured: Silicon Valley is everything you want and more.
Comedians T.J.. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, and Zach Woods form the hilarious nerd herd in the California capitol of technology working to get the start-up, Pied Piper, up and running. But the star of the show is unarguably Thomas Middleditch's Richard, a Mark Zuckberg-meets-Seth-Cohen-type genius who comes up with the most sought-after code in the Valley. He's the perfect balance between endearing, laugh-out-loud hilarious, and socially awkward, making him a true delight to watch on screen. —Tara Aquino