AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ suffers from some faulty code

May 31, 2014 3:01 AM

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AMC would also presumably like for us to accept “Halt and Catch Fire” as a link to what “Mad Men” offers in terms of being a dynamic and moody period piece that depicts an intriguing moment in our shared history of consumerism.

Don Draper and company fought tooth and nail — and waged office politics — to sell us flattering and illusory ideas about cigarettes and hamburgers and air travel. The proto-techies of “Halt and Catch Fire,” on the other hand, work in the bleak cubicle farms of the “silicon prairie” of Texas, where ...

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