Review: 'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley'

Bravo’s new reality show about Silicon Valley fails to capture any tech truths
Producer Randi Zuckerberg calls Bravo’s new reality show “authentic.” If you believe that, we’ve got a new app to sell you Photograph courtesy Bravo/NBC

In that so-terrible-it’s-great James Bond film A View to a Kill, the diabolical Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) intends to destroy Silicon Valley by means of a man-made earthquake, giving him a monopoly on semiconductor production. If Silicon Valley resembled anything like what was being shown in the first episode of Bravo’s new reality series Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, I would gladly have been Mr. Zorin’s henchman. When I’m on my deathbed, I won’t be accepting of my demise. I’ll be angry because I’ll know there are 44 minutes owed to me from 2012, minutes lost to this sham of a show.

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