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Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1 Reviews

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July 2, 2018
Well-acted, visually striking, with an engrossing story, Halt and Catch Fire is one of the most promising dramas that AMC has delivered in recent years.
June 3, 2014
Period tech drama is fascinating, but expect sexy stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 3, 2014
All of the acting is outstanding. No one delivers big speeches. But when they do speak, their words feel as precise and efficient as lines of code.
June 3, 2014
We aren't quite sure where Halt and Catch Fire is going, but there is certainly enough here to keep us interested.
June 3, 2014
If you're a fan of Lee Pace or if you enjoy dramas set in the technology world, Halt and Catch Fire is worth checking out.
June 2, 2014
The pilot even manages to find tension in mundane engineering tasks.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 2, 2014
Sunday's premiere doesn't give a great sense of what the show will be on a weekly basis - a business drama with a side of humanity about following one's passion, perhaps? - though it definitely leaves viewers curious about what comes next.
June 2, 2014
You don't need to speak geek to watch Halt and Catch Fire, any more than you need to know corporate law to love Suits.
June 2, 2014
The show... benefits from its stylized appearance, with a go-go pace and enough 1980s fashions to conjure memories of the Go-Go's.
June 2, 2014
It's impossible to fill the hold left by the season's end of Mad Men, but Halt and Catch Fire is a pretty strong entry.
June 2, 2014
I'm still pretty excited for Halt and Catch Fire, because I get the feeling that "I/O" was a necessary step for the series to take in order to start telling its real story.
June 2, 2014
It's success will most likely hinge on building on the characters, keeping them interesting and providing the right touch of drama as they attempt to innovate in the competitive computer world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 2, 2014
As far as spinning a tried-and-true formula, Halt has pulled off an intriguing debut that modernizes the concept and at least cleans up some of the 1950s issues that plagued Mad Men.
June 2, 2014
If you do so happen to be a tech geek like my other friend that watched the show with me- you, my friends, are in for a treat. Meet your new favorite show, computer nerds!
June 2, 2014
The pilot shows the time, perseverance and attention to detail of some of television's best programs, and if the other nine Season 1 episodes are half as good, Halt and Catch Fire will be worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 2, 2014
Halt and Catch Fire's operating system is solid, crafty and cunning. Boot it up.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 2, 2014
It has a destination in mind, and while it can take its time getting there, every single scene has a purpose and point on its way toward that destination.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 2, 2014
Once Halt figuratively puts it back in its pants, it settles into a predictable but engaging drama with a proper focus on how nerds, geeks and other proto-techies discarded their pocket protectors to launch the age of personal computers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 2, 2014
As the hours and days drag on, it's hard not to be charmed by [Pace and McNairy's] natural chemistry or their excitable reactions when they make a big breakthrough.
May 30, 2014
A stellar Toby Huss portrays the hard-driving Bosworth, a commanding presence. There are more than a few of these in Halt and Catch Fire, and from the available evidence an immensely seductive enterprise.
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