Halt and Catch Fire, The Best Show No One Watched

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
The critically acclaimed and criminally under-watched drama Halt and Catch Fire, and frequently called the best show that no one watched.

It debuted in 2014 during the decline of the antihero "difficult man" shows, between the finales of their fellow AMC mates Breaking Bad and Mad Men. The reviews for the first episode of the series were pretty much all about that decline and fatigue in dramas. But those who opted out after the first few episodes missed a trick. The early going followed some of the familiar antihero rhythms, but by the midway point, they started to deconstruct it. And by doing that deconstruction, they embarked on one of the greatest retools a show has ever accomplished.

I don't believe too much in the spoiler warning culture for the little details, but with the big events, I do. Because so much happens at such a fast pace, I don't want to go into plot details. You are just going to have to trust me. It is unlike any other drama I've seen.

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