It’s hard to make good TV about Silicon Valley and its predecessors. Especially a drama. Watching a bunch of nerds talk about coding and CPUs is appealing to a only a painfully small fraction of the population—but someone definitely thought that same thing about advertising before Matthew Weiner trundled into AMC and…
Summer TV is in full swing, and we’ve got a couple of new shows premiering this week. There’s the vigilante hacker thriller Mr. Robot and Humans, a series that explores the line between humans and their synthetic servants. Plus, Under the Dome and Falling Skies are both back for new seasons. Details ahead.
It’s a big week for summer TV with the premieres of Syfy’s new space bounty hunter show Killjoys and The Astronauts’ Wives Club, which brings us back to the early days of the space race. Plus, True Detective returns with a new existential mystery and Orphan Black’s latest season comes to a close.
Syfy is making good on its promise to return to science fiction television, and this week the channel is debuting Dark Matter, a show about six people who wake on a spaceship with no memory, but a destination, loads of weapons, and an android. Plus, peek at the season finales of Game of Thrones and iZombie.
The second season of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire returns to AMC tonight with a whole new focus: internet gaming.
Saddle up and set the DVR, because AMC's drama on the genesis of the personal computer, Halt and Catch Fire, will be back next year for a second season.
In the most recent episode of Halt and Catch Fire, we see two competing ideas of what it means to make an operating system go head-to-head. The most sincere of which desperately craves a computer with a soul—something the show's characters could stand to gain themselves.
While last week's episode of Halt and Catch Fire saw Donna start to shine, this week had a broader shift, and a little promise from Cameron. But while things are looking up for the ladies in episode five, things are getting worse and worse for the gents.
Halt and Catch Fire has so far failed at delivering us the TV drama about the rise of the personal computer that we deserve. In episode four last night, we see a small glimmer of hope, as the one character who might be Cardiff Electric's saving grace has also become the show's lone redeeming quality. How meta!
This Sunday, AMC will air the fourth episode of its new series, Halt and Catch Fire. It's the most comprehensive (fictional) look at the development of the personal computer. Too bad it's also a huge missed opportunity.