Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2

Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2

Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2

An innovative engineer finds himself confronting corporate behemoths in this drama series set in 1980s Texas, charting the changing culture in Silicon Prairie.

2015Rating: TV-14USAAMC Networks
DramaHistorical
EPISODE 2.1

SETI

Cameron and Donna's gaming company, Mutiny, reaches a critical stage. Joe and Gordon are reunited.

EPISODE 2.2

New Coke

Joe begins a new job after meeting Sara's father. Gordon grapples with his newfound freedom.

EPISODE 2.3

The Way In

John attempts to reconnect with his old life. Gordon and Donna get a surprising invitation.

EPISODE 2.4

Play With Friends

Joe and Gordon work together to bring about Joe's vision. There is tension between Cameron and Donna.

EPISODE 2.5

Extract and Defend

Cameron and Joe clash leaving Cameron in a tailspin. Gordon attempts to deal with some difficult news.

EPISODE 2.6

10Broad36

Gordon is back in California, hoping to reconnect with his brother. Joe uses the leverage that he has.

EPISODE 2.7

Working for the Clampdown

Gordon and Donna are keeping secrets from one another. Gordon sets up a new venture.

EPISODE 2.8

Limbo

Cameron and Tom attempt to come to terms at Mutiny's user picnic. Gordon looks for some answers.

EPISODE 2.9

Kali

Shocked by a rival's launch, Mutiny takes measures to make sure of survival.

EPISODE 2.10

Heaven is a Place

After the Clark family descends into crisis, Gordon attempts to help Joe.

Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2 / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

It's loosened up a little, letting more humor into the mix, and that it's kept around one of those father figures: John Bosworth.

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Paste

Paste

It has become the program that its early adapters always wished it would be.

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Vulture

Vulture

The first season was not so good, but the second season has really picked up.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

It's effective doing what it does best, which is to be a platform for a fascinating, buried period of history.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Halt's software has been upgraded: it now has a compelling subject, the emergence, through modem clicks and whistles, of the wired Internet era we live in.

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Variety

Variety

Four episodes in, the writers have taken steps to reconnect the key characters, but it's a too-slow update...

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IGN

IGN

In the second season, Halt and Catch Fire unveiled its greatest strength; it's willingness to blow everything up.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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...

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NPR

NPR

It's obvious Halt And Catch Fire 2.0 is a serious improvement over last year's model.

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