So, Start-Ups: Silicon Valley. It's a show, co-created by a company called Zuckerberg Media (Mark's sister, apparently), with the same rough format as the Real Housewives series. We follow a handful of pretty people (eight, in this case) who have kind of met before but are now presented as the key members of a tight-knit group, as they go about their daily lives, interacting with one another and pursuing their own dreams, which are often just to be on television. Their daily lives, in this case, are a combination of sitting in offices actually making things, asking rich people for money to continue making those things, and (mostly) getting rip-roaring drunk and yelling at each other. And we're watching it because those things that they make? Those are things we care about. I mean, the things that these specific people make, neither we nor anybody else cares about those. But in a larger view, this culture and this area is responsible for things we use every day. One cast member gives a partial list of those dominant companies--Facebook, Google, Apple. And many of the smaller guys as well. So, that's why PopSci is covering this show. It's not why I in particular am watching it, but it's why I'm allowed to write about it on this site.