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      Season 2 – Halt and Catch Fire

      2015 Drama History List
      91% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 92% 250+ Ratings Audience Score It's the early 1980s, and the spirit of innovation in personal computing is about to catch fire. Hot on the trail is a renegade trio -- a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy -- who risk everything to realize their vision of building a computer that can change the future. Not long after IBM corners the market with its flagship PC, a flaw is discovered in its operation, opening the door for competition. In steps Joe MacMillan, a former IBM executive who now works for Cardiff Electric. MacMillan plans to reverse-engineer IBM's technology, putting Cardiff in the thick of the personal computer race. He enlists the help of engineer Gordon Clark, who dreams of creating a revolutionary computer, and Cameron Howe, a volatile prodigy who puts her future on the line to join MacMillan's rogue project. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jun 01 Buy Now

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      Halt and Catch Fire version 2.0 has received some upgrades and improvements, including a welcome focus on its female leads.

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      Episode 1 Aired May 31, 2015 SETI Cameron and Donna's fledgling gaming company, Mutiny, reaches a critical stage; Joe and Gordon are reunited in the wake of Cardiff's sale. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 7, 2015 New Coke Joe begins a new job after meeting Sara's father; Gordon grapples with his newfound freedom; Donna is jolted by Cameron's surprising hire at Mutiny. Details Episode 3 Aired Jun 14, 2015 The Way In John tries to reconnect with his former life; Gordon and Donna receive a surprising invitation; a problem arises at Mutiny that threatens its survival. Details Episode 4 Aired Jun 21, 2015 Play With Friends Joe and Gordon reunite to turn Joe's vision into a reality; tensions run high between Cameron and Donna in the aftermath of Sonaris. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 28, 2015 Infiltrator Cameron and Joe cross paths, sending Cameron into a tailspin; Gordon searches for connection as he absorbs difficult news. Details Episode 6 Aired Jul 5, 2015 10Broad36 Gordon returns to California, in hopes of reconnecting with his brother; Joe uses his leverage to change Wheeler's thinking. Details Episode 7 Aired Jul 12, 2015 Working for the Clampdown Gordon and Donna keep secrets from each other; Gordon launches a new venture; Cameron's principles are tested. Details Episode 8 Aired Jul 19, 2015 Limbo Cameron and Tom try to come to terms at Mutiny's user picnic; Gordon searches for answers; Joe and Sara leave Dallas. Details Episode 9 Aired Jul 26, 2015 Kali Reeling after a rival's launch, Mutiny takes measures to ensure survival; Gordon pays a price to quell his paranoia. Details Episode 10 Aired Aug 2, 2015 Heaven Is a Place When the Clark family descends into crisis, Gordon helps Joe; Cameron envisions a new future for Mutiny. Details

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      Jen Chaney Esquire Magazine A very fine, energetic season of Halt and Catch Fire, one that's worth watching even if you never quite made it to the end of season one. Oct 19, 2018 Full Review Brian Lowry Variety Four episodes in, the writers have taken steps to reconnect the key characters, but it's a too-slow update of the software on a concept that came back with a relatively shallow pool of goodwill and critical buzz. Dec 14, 2017 Full Review Brian Tallerico AMC's bafflingly underrated drama is one of the best programs ever at capturing the human fallibilities that go into into carving your own path in business and life, including blind competitiveness, crippling insecurity and overwhelming doubt. Dec 28, 2015 Full Review Joshua Rivera Business Insider It's early enough in the show's run-and improving quickly enough-to make the 11-episode catch-up binge worth considering. Aug 6, 2018 Full Review Natalia Marcos El Pais (Spain) The second season has followed the good path opened last year but with changes that has made it even win in brilliance and intelligence. [Full Review in Spanish] Jul 16, 2018 Full Review Chris Morgan IGN Movies Then, in the second season, Halt and Catch Fire unveiled its greatest strength; it's willingness to blow everything up. Dec 14, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Brian Y must watch.. phenomenal acting!!! Obsessed with every season of this show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Slow as those early computers!!!@! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member It took me 3 years to get through season one, but a week to finish season two. This season definitely picks up pace. I like how the focus shifted to the two women in their 80s startup house. Both the stories in their business adventures are high relatable, very human stories. I loved Tom as a character, he's witty and caring. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member No TV show has ever described better that feeling of greatness of those machines that patched the to Internet and people who build them, better than HCF. Epic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a huge evolution from the first season, but by sticking it to its guns it remains one of tv's most interesting period dramas, and also one that happens to have some great leading ladies! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Hook. Line. And Sinker. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Jonathan Lisco, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein
      TV-14 (L)
      Drama, History
      Original Language
      Release Date
      May 31, 2015