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Halt and Catch Fire

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2 comments and 2.95 rating average this weeks mini geek tv shows marathon Halt Catch Fire tv series American period drama television Christopher Cantwell Rogers Silicon Prairie Texas 1983 personal computer revolution machine code instruction HCF central processing unit stop working catch fire humorous exaggeration hacking series mr robot opinion critique review silicon valley history Jobs alike story writers trouble deciding where to go recommend seeing this once before deleting and catching fire

Halt and Catch Fire is an American period drama television series created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, that premiered on AMC on June 1, 2014. The series is set in the Silicon Prairie of Texas, starting in 1983, and depicts a fictionalized insiders view of the personal computer revolution.The shows title refers to computer machine code instruction HCF, the execution of which would cause the computers central processing unit to stop working, catch fire was a humorous exaggeration. In total two seasons were made and i rank this worst of three recently mentioned tv shows. Both Mr. Robot and Silicon Valley give out more than this does but since this is more history and Jobs alike it has its special place.

Main cast is comprised of Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe (born Catherine Howe), Kerry Bishé as Donna Clark, Toby Huss as John Bosworth, Aleksa Palladino as Sara Wheeler. They all do their part well but story writers seem to have trouble deciding where to go. So as place filler for third season of Silicon Valley and afer watching Mr. Robot we do recommend seeing this once before deleting and catching fire.

Creators acctually had good idea with this one, even if final product leaves much to be desired. So, is it worth watching? In my humble opinion yes, even more yes if one considers himself herself even the slightest part geek. Were they right to pull it off screen so soon, again they had every right, world of potential is wasted with this one. Tech revolution, at least times portrayed in this series, are perfect setting for this geek powered times, but nooo, lets focus on sex and relationship instead, i mean wtf, what were they thinking? Mmm, this will go well with geeks, especially gay part?! Acting and performances left lots to be desired, but, imho, actors were simply overwhelmed and confused by directors and producers requests during shooting, also screenwriter had a lot to do with it. I mean he sells his car to make it but then burns final truckload of computers simply because he did not like operating system?! Alas this leaves lots of room to make something more, some new, more deserving series, to forget about this one. Good idea, badly done. Next pls. Does anyone have any series in this geeky genre to recommend?


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