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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      A whole group of Us are currently hooked on this here. I am re-experiencing the first two excellent seasons to experience the final two for the first time.

      This show can’t help but bring to mind collaborative innovators like ReadUp and Meow Wolf in addition to Silicon Valley stories. As a guy interesting in penning a short story as a kind of business proposal this inspired and ignites more around the long incubating seed.

      It traverses the early days of home computing through to the growth of the internet, at a time when life on the cutting edge meant explosive success or crushing failure. But it’s the characters, rather than the technological stakes, that keep you hooked. No one is perfect; every character is flawed, with their own strengths and failings. In other words, everyone feels real.

      Halt and Catch Fire is as much about failure as it is success, about what losing can teach us and what we will always be too stubborn to learn. The series takes its name from a computing term: a machine code instruction that can generally only be resolved by restarting the computer. It’s appropriate for a series in which characters continually find themselves back at square one – in their work and in their personal lives.

      1. Update (9/23/2021):
      • Florian
        Reading streak
        1 month ago

        +1 for currently being hooked

        • DellwoodBarker
          Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
          4 weeks ago

          Yay! This series is soooo damn good! Just finished season one for the second time and it is better than I remember the first time around. Even better and more fun to watch with a group fully invested.

          1. Update (9/23/2021):

            Trying to find the powerful clip of Joe and Cameron’s hospital conversation at the window of Lev’s room after he met “George”. Powerful scene and dialogue including:

            “It’s dangerous to try and really connect with someone.”

            Sadly, no cigar.