Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1 (2014)

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Halt and Catch Fire

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A refreshingly well-acted period drama, Halt and Catch Fire convincingly portrays the not-too-distant past.

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Critic Ratings: 49

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 1, 2014

A visionary, an engineer and a prodigy chart the changing culture of Texas' Silicon Prairie in the 1980s.

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Air date: Jun 8, 2014

Joe's team must overcome internal differences and start building the new machine.

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Air date: Jun 15, 2014

Gordon and Cameron struggle to make Joe's vision a reality; Joe and Bosworth seek the funds to make the new machine.

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Air date: Jun 22, 2014

Cameron nearly completes the BIOS; when a crisis threatens the project's future, the entire team is needed to save it.

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Air date: Jun 29, 2014

Cameron chafes under new management; Joe and Gordon try to obtain an important piece of technology.

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Air date: Jul 6, 2014

After having a breakthrough, Cameron is at odds with Gordon; Joe must make a difficult decision; personal revelations are induced.

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Air date: Jul 13, 2014

When a person from Joe's past visits, his connection with Cameron is threatened; the cost Gordon's work catches up to him.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2014

The team finalizes preparations for COMDEX amid scandal; Bosworth makes a sacrifice for the good of the program.

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Air date: Jul 27, 2014

Unanticipated adversaries and increased complications hinder the progress that the Cardiff Electric team has made.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2014

Gordon and Joe prepare to transport the Giant; a suspicious defect causes a rift in the partnership; Cameron takes control of her future.

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Cast & Crew

Lee Pace
Actor
Will Greenberg
Brian Braswell

Guest Star
Toby Huss
Actor
Alana Cavanaugh
Haley Clark

Guest Star
David Wilson Barnes
Dale Butler

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Bianca Malinowski
Debbie

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Graham Beckel
Nathan Cardiff

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Annette O'Toole
Susan Emerson

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Mike Pniewski
Barry Shields

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Scott Michael Foster
Hunt Whitmarsh

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August Emerson
Malcolm Levitan

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Morgan Hinkleman
Joanie Clark

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LouAnne LaFortune
Maylene

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Pete Burris
Ed

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Eric Goins
Larry

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Randy Havens
Stan

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Cooper Andrews
Yo-Yo Engberk

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Jonathan Lisco
Executive Producer
Mark Johnson
Executive Producer
Melissa Bernstein
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1

  • Aug 19, 2021
    Generally a good watch. Just entertaining.
  • Jan 19, 2021
    a truely amazing show, never a boring moment, even worth rewatching.
  • Nov 20, 2020
    If you like 80s tech genre as much as I do, you'll like this show. The characters are nicely developmed although the cast is just ok. Lee Pace is comical as a "straight" guy and Mackenzie Davis is just a bad actor.
  • Nov 07, 2019
    Theres a reason you havent heard of the show....because it is so bad....but the problem is the story is good and it is well shot...This is why somehow you sit through the entire series watching these characters do random stuff that is neither satisfying nor interesting
  • Sep 30, 2019
    I dont know how I totally missed this show back then, but I just binged on it for a whole weekend and it's hands down one of the best shows I've ever seen. Must see!
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Halt and Catch fire (season 1-4) 4 stars out of 5. 5 is a rewatchable show. 4 stars is a full watch through with not a real regret, and kind of happy. 4 is pretty good. 5 is fucking great. So, I’ve watched a lot of shows recently. I’ve watched a lot of shitty shows too. I just pile through Netflix and amazon prime. I go to a website and find the shows that are best. I think maybe those websites are bullshit but whatever. What else am I going to do? So, the description of the show was like, “made by the creators of mad men.” So, I’m like, I liked mad men, this is like mad men for the tech industry, maybe it will be great too. Story: started off kind of slow. Carried into the middle. Bleh in the third one. Kind of an up and down throughout the story. Nostalgia kind of show, going through my childhood and adulthood. Very interesting. The show seemed like a prequel to the social network. This movie could’ve went a couple more seasons and brought us up to current events. Definitely character driven. See a lot of interesting character development and growth. Donald Draper: the Donald draper in this show was really excellent. The star in this story. Is he good guy or bad guy? Who the fuck knows? Really well-acted and very well-written. Great. Definitely the star of the show. Blonde girl: she did a good job. I remember her from black mirror very well. Nerdy computer hacker. Good character development. White trash guy: I fucking love this white trash guy. He’s my most favorite character to play white trash. He played a good nerd as well. Big fan of this guy. Well acted and turns out he can play many versatile roles. Donna: kind of underrated, but definitely part of the family. Good character development. Ups and downs. Old guy: first you didn’t like him, then increasingly you started to like him more and more. Team ups, rivalries, who are you rooting for? I don’t know. Very educational on how tech came to be. I’m pretty sure that’s exactly how it happened. Very interesting. In conclusion, wasn’t completely stoked about this show, but I think it got better and better. And you start to get attached to some of these characters and want to see how they turn out. By the end of it, you don’t regret. I might even watch it again just to see if I missed anything. Worth a watch once. https://pokergladiator.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 10, 2018
    The first season of Halt and Catch Fire is easily the best technology focused show I've ever seen. I was enthralled by their quest to copy the IBM BIOS and then create their own computer to compete with them, despite the fact that Cardiff Electric (which is loosely based on the real life company Compaq) wasn't even focused on the PC market before Joe walked through the door. The drama between the characters is entertaining while not overbearing, the dialogue is smartly written, the acting is great, and the show actually tackles the technical aspects of building a computer in a realistic way (they don't completely dumb it down). The story may not move at a blistering pace but it drew me in and kept my attention all the way until the season finale. If you liked Mad Men and you like technology, you'll probably like this show.
  • Jul 19, 2018
    good show, not sure why this is all caps. This season starts a little slow but you'll be rewarded down the road. would write more but can't stand all caps.
  • Nov 05, 2017
    andreesen spune ca il vede
  • May 16, 2017
    AMAZING! Killer storyline with very interesting characters. You'll be on the edge of your seat!

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