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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2014, 05:51:07 pm »
Added Episode 6: Landfall
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2014, 05:56:46 pm »
Landfall



I really liked this episode because each of the main characters got to shine a little bit in their own respective worlds. Joe finally show some emotion in trying to connect with other people. Just odd that it would be with two kids. He doesn't come off as a kid person for sure. Cameron is starting to see how the game is played and I liked that she was able to usurp any "power" Gordon thought he may have had simply by kissing him in front of their co-workers. Gossip trumps authority any day of the week. And speaking of Gordon, I got a kick out of seeing him on a never ending quest to secure a Cabbage Patch Doll. I was just a kid when they hit in a big way. I never saw the appeal of them at all, but my Mom was on her own mission to get one for herself. She, Gordon's journey was in fact very similar....minus breaking into a store mind you.  ;D
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2014, 02:50:39 pm »
Added Episode 7: Giant
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2014, 02:55:01 pm »
Giant





Really liked this episode. Cool to see D.B. Woodside pop up. Was hoping that he would have a recurring role on the show, but the ending was a bit ambiguous. He says that he is dying, but that he has agreed to make the case. So, is he just giving them the design, or will he be at the place of business during the computers construction? It would make a great divide if he does stick around because Cameron clearly would have trust issues with them being a "couple" or whatever they were implying. Not something I would have thought possible about the character. They sure are giving his background a workout for sure.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2014, 06:42:45 pm »
Added Episode 8: The 214s
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2014, 06:46:47 pm »
The 214s





I love how they metaphorically blew up their company by having the feds raid the place and confiscating everything that wasn't bolted down. If you're gonna put your characters through some very hard times, this is the way to do it. I loved how at the end, everyone came together for the common goal, including Donna. Now we are off to the Computer Convention, with their portable PC that Gordon was savvy enough to steal from the office before the feds could get to it.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2014, 08:32:30 am »
Probably my favorite show of the summer I am enjoying the Last Ship but this has it beat out.

Will they save the company, will the pc be a hit, will they just be a big joke at the convention? Love that the wife pulled a fast one one the grand parents and is going with them had me fooled. To the convention in the family truckster yehaa.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2014, 08:34:51 am »
Yeah, I was totally expecting Donna to walk given that they had set it up brilliantly by having her pining away for her boss. The packed suitcase had me anticipating a big fight and meltdown. I agree that Catching Fire > The Last Ship.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2014, 05:41:11 pm »
Added Episode 9: Up Helly Aa
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2014, 05:51:33 pm »
Up Helly Aa



Great and I mean GREAT f*cking episode! Easily the best episode so far this season. Sh*t man, I was glued to everything that was going on, hanging on every word that was being said by everyone. My mind was racing before the episode started because I was trying to figure out what could possibly go wrong once they got to the Computer Convention. The only thing I could think of was that someone was literally going to walk into their room and steal the GIANT. So, once they were walking the floor, I immediately noticed that Donna, Joe, Gordon and Cameron were not carrying their pride and joy with them. And then you hear the commotion and that's when I knew it would be revealed that someone else was showing off their creation.

Almost. It was actually even better story wise because it tied up some loose ends that I didn't even know were loose ends to begin with. Having Donna's "Boss" turn out to be the devil in disguise was a genius move on the part of the writers by having him steal their idea and then pawning it off as his own. Having his sidekick turn out to be Donna and Gordon's neighbor, even more so. Just when you think the episode can't get any better, after they still came away with happy investors, the Macintosh reveals itself at the same con. The look on Joe's face was priceless at the realization that he had just compromised not just himself and Cameron, but the computer as well. I can't wait for the Season Finale next week! I really hope this show gets picked up for Season 2.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2014, 08:49:09 am »
Added Episode 10: 1984
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2014, 08:56:45 am »
1984




My biggest concern going into Halt and Catch Fire was exactly how long could they sustain the series if it was just about building a revolutionary computer. Well, after watching the finale, it has got legs if it wants to go further. I wasn't expecting them to shift the focus from hardware building to software creation, but I should have seen it coming as it mirrors real life. I like the idea of splintering the team and having them go their own way to some degree. You have Joe who is still searching to create something groundbreaking. You have Cameron quitting Cardiff and taking all the coders with her to start her own company: Mutiny and having Donna join in as well. And you have Gordon who is completely lost at what to do next now that the PC has "shipped".

Overall, I really liked the episode and the end kinda left it open to come back as well as work as a stand alone Series Finale if you want to look at it that way. Now the attention turns to whether AMC has the balls to renew this for a second season. If they don't, I'm gonna be one p*ssed off dude. Bring it back! With that said, as much as I like the series, I'm not confident in AMC bringing it back. This is the same network that continually tries to nickle and dime their biggest property The Walking Dead. What chance does Halt and Catch Fire have with the mindset like those running their company? Doesn't help that the ratings for Season 1 have been less than spectacular.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2014, 07:16:20 pm »
Nice post about the final Chip. I enjoyed the whole season. The 1984 episode was great . Is this an AMC property? Love to see it go on but I dont think the ratings are good. Will buy the season when it comes out.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2014, 07:29:14 pm »
Article I read recently about why Halt And Catch Fire needs to continue.  Do you agree/disagree with the points brought up?

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1 - 2014)
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2014, 07:37:38 pm »
Ever since the finale aired, I have done searches every couple of days looking for anything regarding AMC renewing the show. With each passing day, my hopes for a second season are dwindling. I want.......no, NEED it to come back. The show may feel familiar in some aspects, but it's truly something fresh and original that we are just not getting anywhere else on TV, Cable or Streaming. That alone makes it a canidate to continue on. If AMC doesn't have the sack to pony up, then hopefully Netflix or Amazon or whoever the f*ck else is out there and come in and save the day. Everything in that article is what I have touched up on throughout the season, so therefore I agree with the article. Actually, it agrees with me.  ;D
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