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Halt and Catch Fire

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The next wave of disruption in tech is coming, and it may well land at Mutiny, Cameron and Donna's start-up company.
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Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. SETI
    31 May 2015
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Mutiny, Cameron and Donna's fledgling gaming company, finds itself at a crossroads, while Joe and Gordon are reunited in the wake of Cardiff's sale.
  2. 2. New Coke
    7 June 2015
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    After meeting Sara's father, Joe begins a new job. Gordon grapples with his new freedom as Donna is blindsided by Cameron's surprising hire at Mutiny.
  3. 3. The Way In
    14 June 2015
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    As Bosworth tries to reconnect with his former life, the Clarks receive a surprising invitation. A problem from within Mutiny threatens its survival.
  4. 4. Play With Friends
    21 June 2015
    45min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Joe and Gordon reunite to make Joe’s vision a reality. At Mutiny, tensions between Cameron and Donna run high in the aftermath of Sonaris.
  5. 5. Infiltrator
    30 June 2015
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Cameron and Joe cross paths again, putting Cameron in a tailspin. Gordon searches for connection as he processes difficult news.
  6. 6. 10BROAD36
    5 July 2015
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Gordon returns to California to reconnect with his brother, Henry, as Joe uses his newfound leverage to change Wheeler’s thinking about computing.
  7. 7. Working for the Clampdown
    12 July 2015
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Gordon and Donna harbor secrets from one another as Gordon launches a new venture. At Mutiny, an acquisition puts Cameron’s principles to the test.
  8. 8. Limbo
    19 July 2015
    42min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Cameron and Tom try to come to terms at Mutiny's user picnic. Gordon searches for answers as Joe and Sara say goodbye to Dallas
  9. 9. Kali
    26 July 2015
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Left reeling by the launch of a rival, Mutiny takes measures to ensure its survival. Attempting to quell his paranoia, Gordon pays a price.
  10. 10. Heaven is a Place
    2 August 2015
    46min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Gordon aids Joe as the Clark family descends into crisis. Cameron envisions a new future for Mutiny that may not include everyone.

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Entertainment One
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2015
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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rlnc722Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Again it was great to see the show develop the female characters even ...
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I didn't really know where the creators were going to take this. The previous season had ended things well (ignoring Joe's mysterious visit to the Observatory which did suggest of a second helping), and I wondered if the creators were able to retain the same rhythm and interest.

Set now in the world of Silicon Valley VC's coming to the fore, generally the tale is about Mutiny, the company created by Cameron (with more than able assistance from Donna). A start up trying to battle the increasing interest from a large corporation (this time not even tech driven) wanting a slice of the pie, a certainly prepared to take the whole lot. But also a story of the adolescence that was starting to fill the industry. Cue a scene where one of Gordon's friends confesses that he came back from California because he was sick of being laughed out of the room by a bunch of 25 year-olds.

The characters have hardly changed, and I found them to be realistic and believable. I always find myself asking, would he really have made that decision? Would she really have done that? If the answer is mostly yes, then the characters work. Again it was great to see the show develop the female characters even more, showing them as strong, intelligent and worthy of a place in this world.

Some good twists and turns, and truly an examination of the dangerous beauty of the social world today.

This season also ended well, with no crazy cliffhangers and all plot lines satisfactorily concluded.

And finally, lets remember those bearded pioneers. They who followed a vision and helped provide me with the ability to do just what I'm doing now - let the whole of a community know what I think.

Well played AMC.
3 people found this helpful
Terry from BrightonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 July 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A series based on interesting characters
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I'm old enough to remember this era in computing and so there's a strong nostalgia effect for me when I watch this series. Even so it is brilliantly written and the acting is great so anyone can enjoy it. It reminds me in some ways of Mad Men but is more down-to-earth. I enjoy any series that has strong characters with depth and reality and this program is really about the people and how they deal with the difficult situations that they get into. It starts out as the 'little guys' taking on the corporate dinosaur and develops from there. There is also the humor which mainly comes from these tiny business struggling from crisis to crisis. At the heart of the show is the determination of the characters to press on toward their goals regardless of the problems they face. I have enjoyed sixteen episode now and I hope there are many more to come.
3 people found this helpful
Gahu VillnReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspiring series for computing enthusiasts, technology entrepreneurs, gamers
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As soon as this series came out I was hooked. You are taken on a journey through the evolution of computing from when IBM were the pioneers leaving behind nearly all competition. That is until a visionary, who is widely portrayed as a con artist, recruits one of computing history's legends to reverse engineer an IBM to make something no one had thought of at the time.

The three main actors play very different roles and styles. They represent the three main disciplines: hardware, software, and sales. Which is a recipe for disaster when they have to work together.

Halt and Catch Fire is about rising up to the challenge and winning when the stakes are heavily stacked against you. Fitted loosely around real events we see the rise of Macintosh in the first season and chat rooms in the second. In all, an inspiring series for computing enthusiasts, technology entrepreneurs, and gamers.
4 people found this helpful
TV BuffReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 July 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I've been putting this show off for months fearing it might be mediocre, how wrong was I.........
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I recently watched Vinyl (yes the 1st and only season) and came away from it thinking that it tried too hard to be Mad Men 2.0 so when I heard about HACF, I was worried. But I was wrong!. Yes it has shades of Mad Men including the AMC link but HACF goes off on its own path of greatness. Where Mad Men only showed you the process and ideas HACF shows you the outcomes of these ideas and what goes with them. It has very strong leads especially Lee Pace as Joe Macmillan and Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe. Then you have the husband and wife combination Scoot Mcnairy as Gordon Clark and Kerry Bishe as Donna Clark who is a split between of Peggy Olsen and Joan Harris. Season 1 isn't a flat out masterpiece but my goodness Season 2 arrives with a punch and cements its self as a future top 5 of current shows.

Love the writing, it's very tight. Acting is solid and the cinematography is special, love the angled shots.

I know most people are looking for the next Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones and Walking Dead but trust me, if you love drama check this show out. Also you don't have to be a tech geek to love it.

Intro theme is classic AMC.

"the real security is trusting no one"
Talwyn HawkinsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 December 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of a kind
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As TV goes, I honestly don't think it gets much better than this. The character of Joe MacMillan is just unrivalled in complexity and depth. Lee Pace is beyond magnetic in the role, he's electric, and the writers recognise that and use it beautifully. The storylines are broad, sweeping and powerful, skipping triviality in favour of weighty topics that shaped the computing world and the world we live today. The casting is spot on, the acting stupendous. I only hope that AMC top brass realise that this is shaping into one of the best TV series to have graced our screens. Watch it; laugh, weep and fist pump. This is one of a kind.
2 people found this helpful
Holly GriggsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 July 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
You MUST watch this!!! This must become a cult classic!!
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I, also like the person in the previous review, found this by accident; and I'm hooked. I've watched series 1 and 2 to date in just over a week. You do not have to be a techie to watch this. The acting from the 4 main protagonists is is exceptional. Lee Pace helps by being a beautiful specifin of a man, but also one of the most charismatic actors I've actually ever seen. He envokes a strong sense of melancholy - the execution of his character, Joe Macmillan is intense, so much so you actually feel his emotions. Never have I watched a programme before where I feel I connect with the characters. Sad thing is, this show does not have high ratings on AMC, and may be axed. So, people watch!!! Save this show before it's too late. It would be such a shame not to see how their lives develop. As this show is one of those slow movers, which focus very much on character development, very much in the same way as shows like Breaking Bad and The Wire, you couldn't simply even wrap it all up in one more series......this show needs a good running, because I'm aching to see how their lives pan out.
4 people found this helpful
Martin BeldersonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 June 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great plot, great acting, great directing, great production values, and great writing.
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I hesitated for a long time to watch Season One. I have no idea why and I wish I had done earlier. It was great. A compelling watch, both beautifully written and realised. Second series, like novels, are often tricky, but in the first episode - through some neat and decisive plot twists - it is set up superbly. Having hesitated before, I now can't wait for more.
8 people found this helpful
Cassandra BrownReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
as others have said you don't need to be techie to enjoy it. The actors are excellent and the low-key
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It might be about computers, but as with all truth, it is really about the people, as others have said you don't need to be techie to enjoy it. The actors are excellent and the low-key, nearly domestic approach to the filming makes you feel you are glimpsing into the lives of your friends. These are people you can relate to, the are doing something extraordinary but it isn't Hollywood'd up, it looks and feels genuine. Can't wait to see where it goes next.
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