2 April 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Mike Judge's latest TV series, HBO's "Silicon Valley," is garnering major buzz as being one of the next great comedies on the small screen. An insightful Wired article opens a window into why this series is so funny: Judge put authenticity above all else.

"I didn't want that uncomfortable feeling that I was bulls****ing the audience," Judge tells Wired. "When gangsta rap was first coming out, I think it was Suge Knight or J. Prince who said, 'It's gotta work in the street.' It just felt like we had to have street cred."

To do that, Judge returned to his science background. He hired his college roommate, a biophysics PhD, to consult on the show. He hired Jonathan Dotan, a 33-year-old web entrepreneur and investor, to create a believable tech advance for the main characters of the show. Dotan was later made an associate producer. Judge wants »

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