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Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« on: March 30, 2015, 09:58:55 am »
Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2)


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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 10:00:32 am »
Promo #1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrQbLvpgZ6g

Saw this last night during the Season Finale of TWD. Pretty stoked to see that the new season is coming May 31, 2015. I wasn't expecting this until mid-summer. I'll take it now thank you!  :)
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 11:26:38 am »
And I believe season one is coming to Netflix this month... quite excited to finally get a chance to see it.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 12:17:16 pm »
So what's the premise of this? In a couple of sentences... please.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 01:45:42 pm »
Group in the early 80s try to build the first personal computer.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2015, 07:00:21 pm »
There's this article I'm reading on Boingboing: Your Cyberpunk Games Are Dangerous.  I'm getting the feeling that there may be some hints of what season two of "Halt and Catch Fire" might entail.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2015, 07:04:43 pm »
Speaking of Halt and Catch Fire, the other day, I went to my Watch list on Roku with the intent of re-watching Season 1 going into the new season. Roku took it down. I'm p*ssed.  >:(
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 08:23:47 pm »
It is on Netflix, though.  Which I'm sure will help with the season two ratings.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2015, 08:50:19 am »
Episode 1
SETI




I'm sooooooooooooooooooo happy that Halt and Catch Fire is back!!! SETI was a great episode that jumps right into where we left off, given a bit time jump. I like that it was a big jump because we get to see where everyone is in relation to each other and where they came from. Cameron and Donna are neck deep in their 'Online Gaming' business and the problems that come with being the first in this avenue. Even though I wasn't into Online Gaming at this time (hell, I didn't even know Online Gaming, along with Chat Messaging) was even around back then, I can imaging the headache of trying to keep things from constantly crashing. If you guys haven't started watching this series yet, you're depriving yourself of a very cool retro show.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2015, 12:30:15 pm »
One of the most amazing things about HACF to me is how ahead of the times the characters are in terms of their vision, they develop a portable computer, essentially the first laptop, the first interface with a personality (basically SIRI), but they still got their butts handed to them by a superior product.  Now they're going head-first into online computer gaming, where there isn't really an online yet, and they're about to deal with Nintendo, which will revolutionize... and pretty much steal all the spotlight from... computer games.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 10:38:23 am »
Episode 2
New Coke




I'm really glad that Toby Huss as Boz is back. I pretty much figured that he was gone for good when he was shipped off to prison last season. So, seeing Cameron greeting him as he left prison at the end of Episode 1 was great. Seeing where they are potentially taking him this season after watching New Coke has me intrigued. He is clearly damage and this can give us many directions to take Boz. Ultimately I want to see him running Mutiny and whipping this band of misfits into a well-oiled machine.  Really digging the whole 'Online Gaming' angle this season. If you play any kind of games online, being it Xbox, PlayStation or just your Web Browser, it's totally relatable to what is going on today. I would hope that gamers would be flocking to this show just for that little connection. Anyway, great episode.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2015, 05:49:17 pm »
Episode 3
The Way In




Well, after tonight's episode, I'm confident in saying that Joe's new job will collide with Cameron and Donna's company, aka Mutiny. In the first two episodes I was trying to figure out how they would all reunite in a common goal. I kinda figured it would revolve around the server issues. With a big chunk of the story centered in The Way In and how it all tied in with online users and the eventual crash, it was kind of a relief when Joe discovered that the computer system he is working with is not on "company time" for 16 hours of the day. This will open the way for Mutiny to piggyback on said computers. That's how I see it happening.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2015, 07:56:10 pm »
You know, I'm trying to avoid spoilers for season two, but I am happy to hear that Toby Huss is back.  He's one of those actors I've always liked, even as a kid, and I love his character on this show.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2015, 12:08:21 pm »
Episode 4
Play with Friends 




Why do I not trust Cameron's boyfriend/programmer? Why do I get the feeling that he was purposely planted by the Big Boss Man that took a major financial hit and had to payout all the checks from the Company that worked on the 'bust' that is the Giant Computer? Ever since this new character popped up as the hacker that got into Mutiny's server, this has been in the back of my mind and I was certain his ruse was about to be uncovered when Boz was looking at him sideways. Guess he just saw some kid that was head over heels for Cameron. I'm still convinced he is a spy sent to sabotage Mutiny. And what the hell is going on with Gordon? Nose bleeds, fainting, etc.... Doesn't look good for him.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2015, 11:21:03 pm »
Episode 5
Infiltrator 




It was cool to see them name drop Nintendo and the "game with the turtles". I really wasn't expecting them to ever name drop them...or any other competitor. The other cool thing was the tie in with Terminator, but I think we have a continuity error here. The movie obviously came out in 1984 and this episode itself finally gives us a definitive year that the show is set in: 1985. So, how the f*ck are they watching a VHS copy with original box art? They can't as it wasn't released a year after its theatrical run. I certainly don't recall it being released in '85.

Love the face to face between Cameron and Joe. It felt like Season 1. As for Cameron, I don't get this  new ga-ga lovey dovey thing she has for her new boy toy. It's out of character for her since she was never like that in Season 1 when she was with Joe. Showing their face to face in this episode just made her actions all the more out of step.
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