There's one thing the 30 seconds of footage below have made clear: this will be better than "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley."
That may be akin to saying that two grains of warm rice are better than rat's tail soup, but I am preternaturally optimistic.
For this is the first trailer for HBO's new series that attempts to cast the same kind of mockery upon the large-headed makers of the world as "Veep" casts upon the wrong-headed stiflers of the world.
"Silicon Valley" is the work of Mike Judge, whose previous efforts include "Beavis And Butt-head" and "Office Space."
Some might say that "Silicon Valley" is too generous a title, when he and his two co-creators, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, could have chosen "Butt-head Space."