If “Silicon Valley” proves to be the next big HBO hit, you can take pride there’s a Durango link with only a slight degree of separation.
Mike Judge’s spoof on the high-tech hijinks of engineers in California’s hot-spot of Internet innovation is set to debut Sunday. The 30-minute show begins at 11 p.m. MDT.
Judge created the movie “Office Space” as well as cartoons “Beavis and Butt-head” and “King of the Hill.” “Silicon Valley,” is not animated.
According to a review on slate.com, the new show is satire but feels like a documentary:
“Forget Wall Street and Hollywood, where white guys used to go to make their fortunes and get laid by women way hotter than them; masters of the universe are minted Palo Alto-adjacent now, and here’s a whole HBO show to prove it.”
For a preview, visit www.hbo.com/silicon-valley#/.
So what’s the Durango angle? Judge’s father, Jim Judge, is a retired archaeologist and professor at Fort Lewis College who still lives in the area. Tune in and see how well father taught son to dig up the dirt.