Martin Starr
Review: Mike Judge's funny code in 'Silicon Valley'
Review: Mike Judge's funny code in 'Silicon Valley'

Mike Judge is nothing if not consistent. His films "Office Space" and "Idiocracy" and his cartoon series "King of the Hill" all betray an affection for small lives distorted by moneyed interests; a disdain for institutional double-speak; a distrust of structure; and a bemusement over a world where the higher you go up the ladder the weirder things get. The titular heroes of his breakthrough "Beavis & Butt-head" may have been idiots themselves, but they were idiots in the service of taking down the (momentarily) powerful and poking holes in MTV, the network where they lived. "Silicon Valley," which Judge created with "King of the Hill" writing partners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, is...