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Halt and Catch Fire

Series Summary
It's the early 1980s, and the spirit of innovation in personal computing is about to catch fire. Hot on the trail is a renegade trio -- a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy -- who risk everything to realize their vision of building a computer that can change the future. Not long after IBM corners the market with its flagship PC, a flaw is discovered in its operation, opening the door for competition. In steps Joe MacMillan, a former IBM executive who now works for Cardiff Electric. MacMillan plans to reverse-engineer IBM's technology, putting Cardiff in the thick of the personal computer race. He enlists the help of engineer Gordon Clark, who dreams of creating a revolutionary computer, and Cameron Howe, a volatile prodigy who puts her future on the line to join MacMillan's rogue project.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: AMC

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : 1984 Aug 3, 2014

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    Gordon and Joe prepare to transport the Giant; a suspicious defect causes a rift in the partnership; Cameron takes control of her future.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Up Helly Aa Jul 27, 2014

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    Unanticipated adversaries and increased complications hinder the progress that the Cardiff Electric team has made.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : The 214s Jul 20, 2014

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    The team finalizes preparations for COMDEX amid scandal; Bosworth makes a sacrifice for the good of the program.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Giant Jul 13, 2014

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    When a person from Joe's past visits, his connection with Cameron is threatened; the cost Gordon's work catches up to him.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Landfall Jul 6, 2014

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    After having a breakthrough, Cameron is at odds with Gordon; Joe must make a difficult decision; personal revelations are induced.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • First impression is that Halt is fresh and fraught with calculated promise, but whether that's enough to catch fire remains to be seen. show more

  • It’s not quite as nuanced as "Mad Men," but it could be before the end of the season. show more

  • There's a tentativeness to Halt's first hour--it doesn't end especially strongly--but overall, the drama has a mostly credible pilot and lead actors who will probably be able take the show in compelling directions. show more

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