Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed and criminally rejected theme for AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire, comedian, podcaster, and A.V. Club favorite Paul F. Tompkins is back to having fun with theme songs. Only this time he’s brought some friends.
We eventually came to love Halt And Catch Fire, AMC’s examination of the rise of the internet age—and, more importantly, the human bonds, dysfunctional and otherwise, that made those techy connections possible. But while the show’s credit sequence has always lived up to those lofty ambitions, visually—offering up a…
Television provides so many units in which to appreciate the medium’s annual output. A series can leap to the forefront on the strengths of a single great season; if it’s running as part of the traditional broadcast calendar, those accolades might have two halves of separate seasons. Try as streaming services and…
“We’ve got the cheat sheet to the exam. We’ve won. I don’t want to miss another opportunity.”
Halt And Catch Fire has always been a show that wore its heart on its sleeve, but that heart was particularly prominent in recent weeks. Following the unexpected death of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), the show gave over one of its final episodes to an hour-long meditation on grief and loss, and that tone carried over…
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“With everything he’s lost, it’d be a shame if that went too.”
[No one who reads reviews before watching an episode of TV deserves a spoiler warning, but SPOILERS.]
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“I don’t think you’re a game designer, I think you’re a world builder.”
Donna (Kerry Bishé) has sacrificed a lot to get where she is on Halt And Catch Fire, which is what makes her currently precarious position all the more disheartening for her. But as the series draws to its close, Donna’s slowly reassembling the pieces of her life, including her relationship with her daughter Haley (…
Here’s what up in the world of TV for Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. All times are Eastern.
“Just when I feel I’ve got my arms around it, I can’t see it any more.”
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Even the people who make TV have trouble getting around to all the TV they want to watch. Case in point: Veep star and Emmy nominee Anna Chlumsky, who’d earmarked Halt And Catch Fire for an eventual binge, and finally got the excuse to delve in when an opportunity to join the period drama’s cast arose. The latest…
“Our whole approach, the human touch, it’s now completely and totally... ”
“I know it doesn’t feel like it now. But this is the start of something.”
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If there’s a lingering criticism to be made of Halt And Catch Fire’s storytelling going into this fourth and final season, it’s that the show’s underlying schematics aren’t always gracefully integrated into the drama. I’d say it’s “programmatic,” if you’d allow a computer pun this early in the season. Still, in…