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      Season 3 – Halt and Catch Fire

      2016 Drama History List
      96% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 91% 100+ 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 Aug 22 Buy Now

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      Halt and Catch Fire finds its footing in an optimistic third season that builds on the fascinating relationship between a pair of emerging protagonists.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Aug 23, 2016 Valley of the Heart's Delight While Joe launches his latest product, Gordon settles in at Mutiny; Donna and Cameron work to expand beyond chat. Details Episode 2 Aired Aug 23, 2016 One Way or Another Cameron and Donna have a hard time finding venture capital; Joe hires a key coder and leaves the rest of the team at a loss. Details Episode 3 Aired Aug 30, 2016 Flipping the Switch Gordon and Donna's personal life bleeds into work, causing tension at the office; Joe meets with the MacMillan board. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 6, 2016 Rules of Honorable Play A game of laser tag teaches Gordon the importance of teamwork; Donna and Cameron disagree on their acquisition. Details Episode 5 Aired Sep 13, 2016 Yerba Buena Donna and Gordon treat themselves to a vacation at home instead of camping; Joe and Ryan have a revelation; Cameron and Bos return to Texas. Details Episode 6 Aired Sep 20, 2016 And She Was An offer to purchase Mutiny creates tension; Gordon and Cam bond over video games while Donna has a weekend to herself; Joe faces off against the board. Details Episode 7 Aired Sep 27, 2016 The Threshold Joe and Ryan face the consequences of Joe's decision; Gordon experiences a crisis of conscience; Donna and Cameron fight about the future. Details Episode 8 Aired Oct 4, 2016 You Are Not Safe Diane, Bos and Donna hit the road in hopes of building support for Mutiny; everyone else awaits the big day; Joe approaches Cam for a favor. Details Episode 9 Aired Oct 11, 2016 NIM Donna tries to bring everyone together at Comdex with her vision of the internet's future; Gordon faces a strong-willed Joanie. Details Episode 10 Aired Oct 11, 2016 NeXT While Donna's vision inspires a spirited discussion about the next big thing, the end result may not make everyone happy. Details Next
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      Previous Brian Tallerico Halt and Catch Fire isn't about computer programming so much as the intersection of brilliance and insecurity. Dec 28, 2016 Full Review Wenlei Ma One of the most perpetually underrated shows on TV, Halt and Catch Fire is a complex, character-driven and prestige drama set, initially, in 1980s Texas, back then called the Silicon Prairie. Dec 14, 2016 Full Review Verne Gay Newsday With the third season now based in San Francisco - exactly where it belonged all along - Halt finally looks like a series going someplace important, and worth viewers going there with it. A Aug 29, 2016 Full Review Chris Morgan IGN Movies The third season was going really well... and then in the penultimate episode, they jumped ahead four years in time and the show jumped up a whole new level. It was truly a paradigm-shifting event. Dec 14, 2017 Full Review Carissa Pavlica TV Fanatic This was a fantastic premiere to a wonderful series...For those of us who have been smart enough to catch on, it burns bright. 4.75/5 Jan 22, 2017 Full Review Josh Terry RedEye Like the reboot that made Season 2, the latest 10-episode order upgrades the show's formula. Aug 29, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Brian Y must watch.. phenomenal acting!!! Obsessed with every season of this show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review Francis H Just feel lucky to have witnessed this quiet masterpiece just as it was with no needed hype Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/21/22 Full Review Audience Member Season One and Two had such fire... Season Three petered out into an over-produced soap-opera. Writing went right down the drain, along with the characters. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review phillip w This show has continually picked the pace, now moving rapid fire in the fast paced technology wars or the 80's/90's. The story may swing towards absurdity at points, but I think it was really like that to some degree. The cast is mostly great besides Mackenzie Davis who is still stiff as a board. Not a great show, but fun nonetheless. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a painful disaster. this season was nothing like season 1. If you liked the intensity, fast pace, and great acting and story of the season 1 you should stay on season 1 and do not destroy your take on this show with this season. this season is all slow, shallow interpersonal dramas between a bunch of kids with no long-game plan. a lot of decisions don't make sense, a lot of sub-stories dont add anything to anyone in the story. the whole season got wasted by the obsession of developing a horrible character of a kid who keeps crying and moaning and fights with his parents. And I am trying to not spoil the show here.... and in general, it is double downing on a horrible stereotyping of a lot of tech type people. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The strongest season yet for AMC's distinct period drama, that makes good use of a desired change of setting (from Dallas to San Francisco), and some effective use of of time-jumping. The four affable leads have all evolved a great deal since season 1 (with Joe resembling Steve Jobs perhaps a little too much), and their relationships are all well-scripted and immersive with the material. More so than ever, Halt and Catch Fire seems aimed towards showing the rapidly changing times and technology of the information age, and it does this with fascinating (if not always plausible) insight, and next season should be particularly strong in this area as it seems poised to examine the birth of the World Wide Web. One of television's most under-watched shows, and the best series currently airing on AMC besides Better Call Saul. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Karyn Kusama, Alison Tatlock, Christopher Cantwell, Phil Abraham
      Executive Producer
      Jonathan Lisco, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein
      Christopher Cantwell, Mark Lafferty, Michael Saltzman, Lisa Albert, Christopher C. Rogers
      TV-14 (L|D|V)
      Drama, History
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      Release Date
      Aug 23, 2016
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