I won't say everything Mike Judge does is awesome. King of the Hill kind of lost me after a while, and for some weird reason, I don't think I laughed once at Extract.
But it's hard to live down the one two punch that is Office Space and Idiocracy, both of which (especially Idiocracy) still have the power to crack me up no matter where I am or what I am doing, though it hits hardest whenever I am around other human beings.
THR reports that HBO has done a very good thing and given Judge his own half hour television show. So far, the show has no title, but it will reportedly be "set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success."
That sounds about right. Mike Judge has not only a solid, unwavering hatred for human stupidity, but a highly detailed ear and eye when it comes to making fun of it. Both Office Space and Idiocracy were great because they not only made you laugh but made you feel super superior while doing it.
Since this is on HBO, I won't be able to see this show until it comes out on DVD. But because their DVDs are so expensive, I guess I won't be able to see it at all. Since I already know I won't ever be seeing it, I might as well download it since I was never going to pay for it anyway, and HBO can't lose money they never had in the first place. Can't wait!