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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 04:26:41 pm »
Re-Making the '80s: Halt and Catch Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaweIEN4D1w&index=5&list=PL013BBC135B28D69D

I am very much looking forward to this. It's been on my radar for the last few weeks and the more I see different promos, the more I want to see it now. It just looks so damn cool. Premieres June 1, 2014.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 03:39:12 pm »
I / O



I watched the sneak peek last night and thought it was pretty good. Wasn't sure if this was suppose to be based on an historical figure or a specific moment that occurred in the computer world (it's not), but that doesn't take away from enjoy it. It looks and sounds great. While watching the Pilot episode, it takes awhile for them to pinpoint exactly when it's taking place. Sure, we know it's in the 80's given the fact that the chick is playing Centipede (which brought back memories of my youth), but when the characters walk out of Return of the Jedi, it gives us a definitive moment in time. That would be 1983. Awesome soundtrack. Really dig the music. Obviously based on just one episode, I'm still unclear just exactly what the intent is for the show and where the characters are heading. I'm on board (pun intended) for the time being. I like the group of actors they rounded up for this too (Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé and Toby Huss). Lets just hope that Pace has finally found a project that doesn't get cancelled so soon (Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies).
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 08:38:27 am »
Added Episode 1: I/O
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 08:38:43 am »
Added Episode 2: FUD
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 08:43:47 am »
FUD




Still a bit unclear as to where they are going to take this series. It would seem that it would have a very short shelf life if they complete the Clone within this season. And if they don't complete the clone by the end, it would seem like it would get a bit long in tooth if they stretch it out for too long. Also still trying to get a handle on what the characters are about. Is it about Lee Pace's character purposely ripping off 'Steve Jobs' by being the ultimate Salesman and nothing more? Or is it about Scoot McNairy's character being gullible to believe everything he says? Maybe it's a little bit of both. Regardless, I'm still enjoying the series so far.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2014, 06:30:01 pm »
I am watching this and enjoying it with a few reservations also. While I enjoy the white tank tops lets get another female in there. We are seeing more of the wife thats good in my mind. The 80's set in a cubical they are going to have to do some great dialog.

Im going to hang with it see how it plays out.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2014, 07:20:52 pm »
High Plains Hardware



Glad to see that someone else is watching this show besides me. I agree that they could add another female character. Right now, it seems that cast is actually too small and insular. As for the Wife, I actually think she is going to be the missing key to their success. She did after all come up with the idea of splitting the motherboard which basically gives birth to what the Laptop would look like. The gay sex scene (off camera) took me totally by surprised and it felt completely out of left field. It's only later do we learn why it was there: to sabotage the buyout, which was a great character revelation. It shows Lee Pace's character as someone that will do ANYTHING to further his dream. I don't think Steve Jobs would have gone down that road for Apple.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2014, 07:36:16 pm »
Yea the man on man kiss I could have done without, but like you said Chip it was to **** the investor off. I have my guard up for what call the 6 feet under formula. X amount of boy girl, X amount of girl girl and X amount of boy boy. I see this in a bunch of shows. Game of thrones being one.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2014, 06:01:59 pm »
Added Episode 4: Close To The Metal
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2014, 06:08:11 pm »
Close To The Metal




Solid episode. I'm glad they are moving the Wife's story along a bit faster. I knew that she would be key to the survival of the company. But based on this episode, I can see where her story line is going. There is going to be festering resentment down the road as she becomes more and more vital to the company, but she is going to be marginalized, which will cost her her marriage because I see Gordon taking all the credit from Donna. I liked the twist at the end when it's revealed that Joe MacMillan orchestrated the 'system wipe-out' all for the sake of getting some press in a magazine. I wasn't even expecting that at all. I thought it was a nice touch at the very end when Cameron is literally handling each floppy disk with kid gloves so as not to risk another "wipe-out".
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2014, 06:08:48 pm »
Added Episode 5: Adventure
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2014, 06:13:08 pm »
Adventure




I like that they added a few more people to the cast. Still need more chicks though. Too much of a sausage-fest if you ask me. Even though I liked this episode and what was presented (back-story of MacMillan's father, Gordon's relationship to his step-father, Cameron orchestrating her own promotion), I feel that this could be a problem if they keep the pace this slow. People in general will get frustrated and leave the show if they don't get something immediate.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2014, 07:29:30 pm »
I've gone far enough I'll stick it out to the end of the season, looks like we are half way. Budget cant be too high wonder at how many viewers they cancel.

I like the show I hope it sticks around.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2014, 08:13:29 pm »
I too hope it sticks around and will ride it to the end of the season. I don't know what the numbers are, but since this is a cable show, the numbers are already super low compared to the Big 4 Networks. I just think that due to the pacing, it will turn off more viewers than what they can hold onto, and that's a bad thing.
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