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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

Next Episode:

Season 2, Ep. 6 : 10Broad36 Jul 5, 2015

Gordon returns to California, in hopes of reconnecting with his brother; Joe uses his leverage to change Wheeler's thinking.

  • Season 2, Ep. 5 : Extract and Defend Jun 28, 2015

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    Cameron and Joe cross paths, sending Cameron into a tailspin; Gordon searches for connection as he absorbs difficult news.

  • Season 2, Ep. 5 : Infiltrator Jun 28, 2015

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    Cameron and Joe cross paths, sending Cameron into a tailspin; Gordon searches for connection as he absorbs difficult news.

  • Season 2, Ep. 4 : Play With Friends Jun 21, 2015

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    Joe and Gordon reunite to turn Joe's vision into a reality; tensions run high between Cameron and Donna in the aftermath of Sonaris.

  • Season 2, Ep. 3 : The Way In Jun 14, 2015

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    John tries to reconnect with his former life; Gordon and Donna receive a surprising invitation; a problem arises at Mutiny that threatens its survival.

  • Season 2, Ep. 2 : New Coke Jun 7, 2015

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    Joe begins a new job after meeting Sara's father; Gordon grapples with his newfound freedom; Donna is jolted by Cameron's surprising hire at Mutiny.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • As with the first season, the actors all do their best, and the loving but challenging relationship between Donna and Gordon remains the show's most appealing, layered element. But Halt and Catch Fire still lacks a point of view that would make this trip back to the '80s feel relevant. show more

  • AMC's computer-industry period drama, Halt and Catch Fire, returns for its second season a fresher, better, stronger series. show more

  • AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, a series about tech entrepreneurs, albeit ones in 1980s Dallas, begins its much-improved second season having undergone a pivot of its own.... The adjustment may sound slight, but as successful pivoters--billionaires on paper, anyway--would surely be happy to explain, the right pivot can make all the difference. show more

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