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Halt and Catch Fire 

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Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Lee Pace ...  Joe MacMillan 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Scoot McNairy ...  Gordon Clark 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Mackenzie Davis ...  Cameron Howe / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Kerry Bishé ...  Donna Clark / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Toby Huss ...  John Bosworth 40 episodes, 2014-2017
August Emerson ...  Malcolm Levitan 19 episodes, 2014-2016
Alana Cavanaugh ...  Haley Clark 19 episodes, 2014-2016
Morgan Hinkleman ...  Joanie Clark / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Annabeth Gish ...  Diane Gould 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Nick Pupo ...  Carl 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Cooper Andrews ...  Yo-Yo Engberk 17 episodes, 2014-2016
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Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie. Written by AMC

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Great minds don't always think alike. (Season 3) See more »

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English

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1 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Bitka za CTRL See more »

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Snellville, Georgia, USA See more »

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AMC Studios See more »
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"HCF" ("Halt and Catch Fire") is from one of a number of lists of humourous assembly command mnemonics. Others are "BrH" ("Branch and Hang" and "DWIM" ("Do What I Meant"). {DWIM, if it existed, would be the single most useful programming command ever.} HCF refers to a computer machine code instruction that causes the computer's central processing unit (CPU) to cease meaningful operation, typically requiring a restart of the computer. See more »

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Referenced in Talking Dead: Knots Untie (2016) See more »

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Top notch drama, excellent writing and acting, give it a chance
23 July 2014 | by ramair350See all my reviews

This is an incredibly intelligent drama on AMC, which in my opinion is better than Mad Men, and equal to some of the best dramas on this or any other network (including HBO).

The acting is A+. The characters come off as real people, with real feelings, and complicated motivations. Again, these characters really "pop" with the same clarity as any of the other great dramatic TV shows.

The sets (early 80s) are right on the money, and the writing is intelligent and clearly benefits from knowledge of those who lived and breathed the computer industry in the early 80s. But just like any of the great dramas, the show isn't really about computers (any more than Mad Men is about advertising, Friday Night Lights football, and so on). This is an original drama that really delivers, folks.

I am incredibly upset at the lack of ratings. I feel that AMC perhaps didn't promote the show properly, or maybe launching in the summer was a miss. If AMC will give this show real legs with a season 2 renewal, without a doubt this will climb the ranks as one of the next great TV shows and will have a healthy run. Please give it a chance!

*****

UPDATE - much to my surprise and joy, the show shall return next summer for Season 2! Maybe there is a god after all ...

*****

UPDATE #2 - unbelievable; Season 3 has been ordered! THANK YOU AMC! I am a believer in the AMC network; they have the balls and bills to keep an excellent show going, despite viewership that is not exactly strong (but the passion of the viewers that turn in is quite high). Can't wait!


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